We recommend the following resources for youth, educators and parents.
Gang Prevention – Get the real facts about gangs and crime prevention in BC
E.R.A.S.E. Bullying – Expect respect, and a safe education
Kids Help Phone - Free web, phone counselling for ages 20 and under
www.kidshelpphone.ca / 1-800-668-6868
BroTalk – A support zone for teen guys
www.brotalk.ca / 1-866-393-5933
Mindcheck - a website that helps youth connect to mental health resources and support
Search Institute – Discovering what kids need to succeed
Bullying and Substance Abuse
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Starting in elementary school, when children have increased self-awareness and are developing ideas about how they may or may not “fit in” to their social and academic environment, they become vulnerable to gang recruitment.