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Fernando P. Andrea N. Brandon J.. Seqouyia F.. Krishae F. Olivia F.
Presentation Outline Introduction Short Video Demographics Findings Community Needs Analysis Solutions: Community-Based Organizing Strategies
Short and Sweet Video Jeff Duncan-Andrade talks with Educators Hope Required When Growing Roses in Concrete 31:00
Research Questions The reason why we decided to focus on this topic was to make the public aware that the children who have lost their parents due to violent crimes are not getting adequate support as they should. Are certain support services useful to the kids who lost their parent due to violent crime? If helpful, why? Are there useful support services that are underutilized?
Age and Ethnicity Percentages Total Number of Surveys 97 Age Range: 58 % Below 20 29 % between 21 – 30 years old 10 % between 31 – 40 years old 5 % between 41 - 50 years old Ethnicity: 67 % African-American 16 % Latino 9 % White 6 % Asian 2 % Other
Education Educational Level Reached 3 %Primary 17 %Middle school 44 %Some high school 28 %High school diploma 8% Some college
Usefulness of support services People in foster care are more likely to experience homelessness
Usefulness of support services People in foster care are more likely to use drugs
Anger Level Family support does not associate with anger levels
Grief Counseling Counseling may help. People who thought grief counselors helped were less angry. There is a need to connect grief counselors with people
Visits to Counselor There were very few who went to counseling, ever! There is a need to bridge this service to people who have lost parents due to violent crimes
Emotional Breakdowns Helpful? People with no family support experience fewer breakdowns People with no family support also have no friends to talk to There is a need for a support group 57%
Strategies Counseling Transportation to Counseling Soccer Program Recruit people for LMC Programs
Chosen Strategy Recruiting people for specific programs within a community college will help support people who have lost parents due to violent crimes Free counseling! Can make a soccer program within LMC (we are!) Satisfies needs Easy to implement Inexpensive Adequate resources available
Closing Comments We interviewed 97 people who had lost parents due to violent crime We found that family support doesn’t help with anger, counseling does, but people don’t go to counseling We suggest recruiting 20-30 year olds into programs at Community Colleges