In partnership with the Violence Prevention Coalition of Greater L.A. , we are proud to present our 2014 L.A. Gang Conference! Please join us on May 12 & 13th as our event continues to grow into a National conference with participation from individuals and agencies coming from around the globe.
Our focus is on addressing the root causes of gang violence, and highlighting solutions that address those root causes. This includes the multiple environmental impacts and social determinants that push young people into gang involvement, such as early childhood trauma, poverty, traumatized communities, addiction/addiction to the lifestyle, parenting, structural racism, abuse – including sexual abuse, substance abuse and mental health, and the culture of violence and gang violence in communities. For more info or to register CLICK HERE
Feb. 2014: Dr. Jimenez, Trauma Surgeom at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, is a 37-year-old Yale graduate — who grew up in Boyle Heights, El Sereno and Baldwin Park — believes that "good trauma medicine goes beyond just patching somebody up." Jimenez asks his patients about how and why they ended up in the hospital. He tries to get them to think about what they can do to avoid a return trip to the trauma center. He knows a few heart-to-heart talks during one hospital stay probably won’t turn someone's life around, but he says sometimes the second hospital visit might. He's fiercely dedicated to his work: "I plan to stay here until I can’t do this anymore." click here for entire article.