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Findings Series 34 - The Includem gangs pilot

Date: April 2012
Category: Briefing Paper
Work programme: Health improvement - asset-based approaches
Author: Dr Pete Seaman

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This study investigated a community based project anchored in an understanding of the importance of relationships and social networks in the creation and maintenance of life chances and health.

It aimed:

To better understand the process of change undergone by teenagers who, involved in gang activity, are mentored to develop positive aspirations and move on from gang related activities.

To assist Includem develop an on-going means of monitoring change at the network level experienced by their clients.This study investigated a community based project anchored in an understanding of the importance of relationships and social networks in the creation and maintenance of life chances and health.