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1 Fernando P. Andrea N. Brandon J.. Seqouyia F.. Krishae F. Olivia F.

2 Presentation Outline  Introduction  Short Video  Demographics  Findings  Community Needs Analysis  Solutions: Community-Based Organizing Strategies

3 Short and Sweet Video Jeff Duncan-Andrade talks with Educators Hope Required When Growing Roses in Concrete 31:00

4 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?

5 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 years old  Ethnicity:  67 % African-American  16 % Latino  9 % White  6 % Asian  2 % Other

6 Education  Educational Level Reached  3 %Primary  17 %Middle school  44 %Some high school  28 %High school diploma  8% Some college

7 Usefulness of support services  People in foster care are more likely to experience homelessness

8 Usefulness of support services  People in foster care are more likely to use drugs

9 Anger Level  Family support does not associate with anger levels

10 Grief Counseling  Counseling may help. People who thought grief counselors helped were less angry.  There is a need to connect grief counselors with people

11 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

12 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%

13 Strategies  Counseling  Transportation to Counseling  Soccer Program  Recruit people for LMC Programs

14 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

15 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 year olds into programs at Community Colleges


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