By Benjamin Chambers, July 11 2011
When this presentation was given at the Reclaiming Futures Leadership Institute in May 2011, it received some of the highest praise our workshops have ever gotten. Here's a sample:
"One of the absolute best workshops I have attended in 36 years of youth work."
"Very knowledgeable, coupled with true passion for the work!"
"Good speaker. Answered questions well. Good use of video and other ways to engage the group throughout the presentation."
"Great session. Strong ideas."
"Amazing presenter and presentation. Powerful."
So we're offering it now as a webinar on July 19, 2011 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT. Hurry up and register, though: we only have 125 slots!
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Description: This webinar is designed to provide participants with a better understanding of true gang culture and the risk factors facing youth with gang affiliations. Our presenters will also provide an overview of the substance abuse, mental health and societal issues faced by many gang-involved youth, as well as effective techniques and strategies for working with gang-affiliated youth. After the presentation, time will be provided for open dialogue.
About our presenters
Marcus Stubblefield — Systems Integration Coordinator for King County, Washington
Marcus Stubblefield is the Systems Integration Coordinator for King County’s Office of Performance, Strategy and Budget. This multi-agency consortium of state and local partners works to create a more coordinated and effective response for youth and families involved in the juvenile justice, child welfare, mental health, and educational systems. Mr. Stubblefield has over 15 years’ experience in working with gang involved, affiliated and affected youth. He has worked as a case manager to this population, working on the ground with them to provide alternatives to a lifestyle that has captured many of our youth.
Zerrick Keyes — Community Fellow for Reclaiming Futures Cook County, IL
Zerrick Keyes has served as a Juvenile Justice Counselor for Cook County and managed Project Reclaim and the Juvenile Gang Intervention Program, a prevention/diversion program for at-risk youth and adolescents throughout Chicago. In addition, Mr. Keyes has served as a Case Manager where he managed clients long-term recovery and stabilization, administered drug testing and prescribed necessary treatment using ASAM and DSM criteria.
Photo at top: lanier 67 under Creative Commons license. Picture chosen solely to depict teens for editorial purposes only, and their identities are unknown to the author of this post. Their appearance here is not meant to imply they are or have ever been affiliated with a gang.
Updated: February 08 2018