Ability to develop, within a gang context, relationships with youngsters’ families, working collaboratively with them, and to motivate youngsters to join extra-scholar activities such as sports, music, art, voluntary activities, community work (adapted from: Gullotta, Adams, Montemayor, 1998).
* Proficiency Level – the level of competency proficiency one must command to successfully perform job functions in a gang related context
He/she is aware on how to interact with families, understanding their needs, in a gang context;
Understands the time issue (the problem of time management for families) and its constrictions in a gang afflicted community;
Understands the different cultural backgrounds of families, in a gang environment;
Influences youngster’s families in order to promote a pro-social life style to fight gang affiliation/involvement in the community;
Works collaboratively with families and youth emerged in gang culture;
Promotes awareness activities about gang’s issues;
Promotes networks among different stakeholders involved in the local communities to develop new practices;
Promotes networks among youth’ families and communities afflicted by gangs;
Plans and manages the implementation of activities, within gang contexts;
Develops new projects with the families of young people, increasing their awareness in primary gang prevention.
SAMPLES OF KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Manage different cultural backgrounds and people;
Influence and involve gangs/youngster’s families and institutions;
Promote the central role of families in the youngsters' learning.
Have empathy towards parents and their needs (such as time management problem);
Keep the parents informed and aware them for the social issue of juvenile crime;