Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Gang Prevention for Youth through Boxing and Anger Management Training: A Grant Proposal
by Cruz, Edwin, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2018, 49; 10785298
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this thesis was to write a grant to fund anger management groups for at-risk youth. The groups would be held immediately after the boxing classes currently offered by the city of Hawaiian Gardens. Six sessions are envisioned. Topics would include self-responsibility and accountability for one’s actions inside and outside of the ring, alternatives to conflict, emotion-regulation skills, and coping with triggers. The goals are to enhance anger management skills, develop positive social skills, and decrease the risk for aggressive behavior and delinquency. In turn, this is expected to reduce the risk for gang membership.

The city of Hawaiian Gardens would be the host agency for this program. The funding source selected was the city of Hawaiian Gardens in conjunction with the Board of State and Community Corrections.

Based on the review of the literature, pairing a gang prevention program with sports has the potential to engage at-risk youth and deter them from the gang culture. The proposed program is expected to provide at-risk youth in the disadvantaged community of Hawaiian Gardens with a positive alternative path in life.

The actual submission of the grant proposal was not required as part of the thesis project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Potts, Marilyn
Commitee: Brocato, Jo, Chambers, Ruth
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 57/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work
Keywords: Anger management, Gang prevention
Publication Number: 10785298
ISBN: 978-0-438-17938-7
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