Society can play their part to prevent and put an end to these criminal acts of violence that has corrupted the minds and integrity of many young people. An important key point is training starts at home. Parents need to be educated and aware of all the signs that may insinuate that their child has joined a gang.
If a parent wishes for his or her child to be all that they can be in this world they have to show that they care about their future. In other words, attend school meetings (teacher conferences, open house, and PTA meetings). One must learn to spend time with their child at an early age whether it’s academically or athletically. If one does not impart in their child good traditional values like love and respect for others than they cannot expect them to go into society as a stable individual conquering the world. In particularly, a child who does not complete his or her homework before going outside as instructed, the parent should take it upon themselves to discipline that child for being disobedient “tough love”. Davis states protective factors that can alienate juvenile delinquency in Risk and Protective Factors for Pacific Islander Youth, protective factors are defined as those circumstances and attributes to life experiences that may act as safeguards against long-term negative consequences (Davis, 2005, pp.
90-94). Protecting dynamics are constructed on the social development model organized in three mechanisms: individual characteristics, closeness, and healthy principles and clear standards. First, individual characteristics use resilience as the ability to succeed in the face of adversative circumstances (Davis, 2005, pp. 112-113). Another component is bonding, where individuals are bonded with positive role models, whether family members or adults outside the family like teachers, coaches, and youth leaders, thus; they are less likely to do activities that threaten the bond such as using drugs or committing crimes (Davis, 2005, pp. 112-113).
Consequently, to maintain and build stronger bonds, children must be presented with challenges that enable them to feel significant within their family. Also, they need to be taught the skills and learn to utilize them to take advantage of opportunities to lessen the amount of failure and frustration that may feel at that moment (Davis, 2005, pp. 111-113). Furthermore, they have to be recognized for their hard work and contribution efforts to motivating them to continue to use their skills (Davis, 2005, pp. 111-113).
Finally, healthy beliefs and clear standards focus on individuals succeeding in school with high expectations for school success, without any behavioral problems (Davis, 2005, pp. 113-114). Risk and protective factors for Pacific Islander Youth, also offers protective factors that are offsets based on the same exact domain that is used to explain risk factors, they comprise community, family, school, and individual and peer, in which they all seek positive involvement, social skills, bonding, and being rewarded for positive involvements (Davis, 2005, pp. 113-114). The article concludes by stating when families and communities are involved, children are less likely to be involved in crime and delinquency (Davis, 2005, pp.