Gang Awareness

Social and Behavioral

The goal of this course is to provide school staff members with basic information about gang culture, ideology, and behavior. This knowledge will help you better understand gang activity and the role you play to build a safe school environment. Topics covered include gang facts, why young people join gangs, identifying gang members in school, and actions you can take to increase safety in your school.

  1. Full Course - 35 minutes
    This version is designed for all school staff.
Course Authors
Richard Ramos
Richard Ramos is one of America’s leading experts on gang culture and remediation. Following 30 years of community service, he has received both Presidential and Congressional acknowledgement for his work in building stronger communities – and steering youth from negative lifestyles.