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Parent Resources

Cyber Safety Resources from Santa Cruz City Schools

Teacher Resources

Educator to Educator Resources

Addressing Gangs in Our Schools

Community Resources

Did You Know...

School and Community Gang Intervention Resources (PDF)

BASTA Presentations

Public Schools Administration Contact Information

Watsonville and Santa Cruz Youth City Councils—Youth Safety Surveys 2012/2013

Law Enforcement Resources

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Comprehensive Gang Model

Santa Cruz County Status on Youth Violence

Educator to Educator Resources

Teachers are on the front lines educating our youth and providing them with a safe environment to learn. Students who show signs of gang involvement or those that are already gang-involved pose unique challenges to educators. This page offers teachers helpful information such as how to talk to parents about potential gang involvement, how to talk to gang-involved parents about their concerns, and how to deal with students who engage in power struggles.

How Can Staff Talk to Parents About Potential Gang Involvement?

How Can Staff Talk to Parents Who Are Gang Involved?

What Credibility Do Teachers Have with Gang Involved Youth?

How Can Teachers Work with Defiant Student Who Engage in Power Struggles?

Changes Noticed in the Classroom

Teaching from a Trauma Informed Perspective

Educating the Whole Child

The Important of the Middle School Years

The Impact of Gangs in the School and Greater Community

More Teacher Resources

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