Background Increasing reports of violence in Antigua, including school violence




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Background 1.

  • Increasing reports of violence in Antigua, including school violence

  • Violence associated with gangs

  • Request by Govt. Antigua for OAS assistance





Background 2.



Aims

  • To determine the scope of gang involvement in schools in Antigua

  • To determine the level of violence and related issues among school children



Method

  • Student workshop convened in St. Johns

  • 15-item questionnaire given to all students for self-completion



Results 1.

  • Missing Data

  • 284 questionnaires completed: 2 spoilt

  • Several questionnaires omitted at least 1 question

  • Overall 5% data missing

  • All data analyzed and reported based on completed questionnaires



Results 2.

  • Schools represented (n=25)



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Results 8.

  • Relation between gangs in schools and in neighborhoods



Results 9.



Discussion

  • First survey of school gangs & violence in Antigua

  • Validity of data uncertain:

    • Sample selection not random
    • About 5% missing data
  • School gangs and violence related to neighborhood gangs



Recommendations

  • Plan of action to reduce violence and gangs in schools:

    • Systematic information gathering and analysis
    • Range of interventions to be pilotted and monitored
    • Training of teachers and peer counsellors






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