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Avoid direct confrontations Avoid making statements about leaving the gangSpend less time with gang/individual gang members (Quiz)Focus on court/family/school/work responsibilities (quiz)No gang insults never go unanswered (important to know)Practice refusal skills and excusesNotify interventionist/ law enforcement in the event of safety concerns Clients also need coaching on making excuses if they are directly confronted by the gangSometimes use family members as a barrier to the gangHow to reach out to law enforcement and or the interventionist if threatenedGang symbols, clothing, tattoos and other visual queues make the transition more difficultRussian prison gangs (six point stars = high ranking)Gang attire and tattoos in particular pose barriers to educational and employment opportunitiesHighly visual tattoos should be identified, removed or hidden. The difference between gang related tattoos and body art (important to know)Is the gang the surrogate family?YesWhen the gang members leaves his gang he loses the love and support that the gang provided him.This makes the transition into mainstream society difficult as a new pro-social relationships.Gangs have strong relationships with one another (Quiz question true)Interventionist should facilitate the development of new sources of social support. 32% of fathers have kids in their gang (important)11% said had as many as four generations in the same gangGeneration gangs is harder to leave due to more stressDoes desistence always work?