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Interview segments - Prof. Leon Blevins of El Paso Community College interviews Operation No Gangs Program Director Rob Gallardo on program Perspectives (a production of El Paso Community College, used by permission.) Discussed: the commonality of an absent father; limited parental supervision as youth gang involvement risk factors; the draw of gang structure/adventure/recognition to Hispanic youth gangs; the issue of "gang addiction"; the role of learning disorders in gang involvement; Gang-related clothing, accessories, colors, numbers, letters, tattoo icons; The role of the need for belonging and identification in youth gang membership; Gang Awareness Workshops for social workers,teachers, community agencies www.operationnogangs.org (915) 239-1997