This event is sponsored by the Lockport City School District and the Niagara County Sheriff's Office
This conference will assist participants to recognize their understanding of gangs and the potential issues they bring to schools and communities. NYGIA provides a venue for collaboration and communication across disciplines.
Target audience: community-based organizations, law enforcement/corrections, schools, medical and mental health professionals, civic groups, youth agencies, and faith-based organizations.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED-SEATING IS LIMITED: $40.00 per person. Early bird registration is $35.00 (must be postmarked/paid by Friday, February 15, 2013). Conference fees include light breakfast, training materials and certificates. $50.00 late registration/walk in fee (based on availability). For more information or to pay by credit card, please contact NYGIA Membership Coordinator, Trevor Sergeant, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 585-794-7706.
Social Networking- This presentation will cover social networking investigations as it relates to gang activity. This portion of the conference will provide a general overview of how law enforcement agencies and non-law enforcement agencies can use social networking sites to gain knowledge of gang activity.
Local Gang Perspective- This presentation will provide an overview of gang activity within Niagara County.
Bullying- This presentation will outline a fundamental understanding of bullying consisting of adequate and relevant information regarding the causes, effects and warning signs of bullying. Additionally, the course intends to provide strategies to empower children and parents in their efforts to minimize and eliminate the effects of bullying. Secondly, we hope to provide enough information for attendees to tailor their own presentations when formulating anti bullying curriculums.
Gang Member Mentalities- Gang members often use public spaces to perform or "do gang" in front of their peers. This often leads to disruptive and/or disrespectful behavior at school, parties, street corners, or on social networking websites. It can also lead to engrained hostilities, relational aggression, and interpersonal violence. In this presentation, Dr. Lauger will examine the causes and consequences of gang members' public performance. He will also talk about the practical implications that this has for practitioners who may work with gang members.