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Cher Jeunesse, J’écoute,

Ok, chu dans une gang pi lautr jour ya un char avec du monde avec des fusis qui ma couru a prè. Pi ya la fille que j’aime et je veut pas ka sfasse mal si on mcours a prè. jveu pas voir la police, pi j'ai comencé à me coupé pour stoper le stresse. Mais jveu pas y dire que chu dans une gang ou que je coupe pcq jveu pas ka mdéteste si a sfait mal avec moi. Kesse que jfai???  

Merci.


ps  ok jveu vraiment un tatouage avec le nom d'une fille sur ma jambe ou mon épaule mais jsai pas si cé dangereu, j'en ai un de ma gang mais jveu un qui dis kekchose pour moi, comme kelly.


Aujourd’hui, les jeunes doivent composer avec des difficultés de plus en plus complexes. Il suffit de penser à la pression des pairs, aux dangers de l’Internet ou aux mauvais traitements infligés à la maison. Il suffit d'un clic pour que les jeunes aient accès à de l'information clinique bien documentée et soigneusement sélectionnée par des intervenants professionnels, en fonction de leurs besoins et des nouvelles tendances qui se dessinent dans la culture des jeunes. L’un des sujets qui touchent de près les jeunes est sans aucun doute les gangs.  

Définition
Selon le Service de police de Montréal, un gang de jeunes est « un regroupement plus ou moins structuré d’adolescents ou de jeunes adultes qui privilégie la force de l’intimidation du groupe et la violence pour accomplir des actes criminels, dans le but d’obtenir pouvoir de reconnaissance et/ou de contrôler des sphères d’activités lucratives. »

Le saviez-vous ?

  • L’Ontario est la province comptant le plus grand nombre de gangs de rue (216) et de membres (3 320), suivie par la Saskatchewan, puis la C.-B.
  • 94 % des jeunes Canadiens membres de gangs rue sont de sexe masculin; en C.-B., au Manitoba et en Saskatchewan, il y a de plus en plus de membres de sexe féminin.
  • 48 % des membres des gangs de rue au Canada ont moins de 18 ans; 39 % ont entre 16 et 18 ans.(Enquête policière canadienne sur les gangs de jeunes de 2002)

Des statistiques plus récentes indiquent

    • qu’il y a 11,000 membres de gangs de rue au Canada;
    • que la violence par les armes à feu est plus répandue au sein des gangs de rue qui recrutent des jeunes hommes de moins de 30 ans.  
      (Rapport 2006 du Service canadien de renseignements criminels)

Pourquoi les jeunes deviennent-ils membres d’un gang ?
Les jeunes deviennent membres d’un gang pour différentes raisons toutes aussi complexes et personnelles les unes que les autres, par exemple :  

  • Ils ont connu des problèmes dans leur milieu familial et scolaire, ils ont donc tendance à joindre les rangs d'un gang parce qu'ils ne peuvent faire partie d'aucun autre groupe légitime.
  • Certains jeunes le font parce que le gang offre proximité, cohésion et acceptation. Pour certains, le gang est un substitut de la famille.
  • Certains jeunes adhèrent à un gang parce qu'ils cherchent à avoir du pouvoir et un statut, et parce que le gang leur procure un sentiment d’excitation.
  • D’autres veulent gagner de l’argent ou veulent fuir l’ennui.
  • D’autres pensent que le gang peut leur offrir la protection qu’ils recherchent.

Que se passe-t-il ensuite ?
Bien que, normalement, rien ne force un jeune à faire partie d'un gang et qu'il puisse refuser d’y entrer sans risque de subir des conséquences, il est très risqué de sortir d'un gang et c’est un long processus; certains gangs assassineront tout membre qui essaie de partir. 

Que faire ?
Pour aider un jeune faisant partie d'un gang, il faut souvent faire intervenir plusieurs éléments, selon les besoins uniques de l'enfant. Si vous êtes inquiet au sujet de votre enfant, la meilleure chose à faire est de lui parler et de l’encourager à communiquer avec un intervenant de Jeunesse, J’écoute. Jeunesse, J’écoute offre un service entièrement confidentiel et anonyme et nous sommes ouverts 24 heures par jour, 7 jours sur 7. Il suffit de téléphoner au 1-800-668-6868 ou de nous contacter en ligne à jeunessejecoute.ca.

Informez-vous !
Cliquez pour consulter les fiches de conseils s’adressant aux enfants ou aux adolescents disponibles sur le site Web de Jeunesse, J’écoute

Mais ne nous croyez pas sur parole !
Le phénomène des gangs de jeunes au Canada est un cancer qui ronge les fondements de nos collectivités. Des stratégies de prévention et d’intervention sont en demande dans nos villes et nos régions rurales.

Jeunesse, J’écoute est la ressource la plus accessible et la plus fiable, disponible par téléphone et en ligne pour aider les jeunes à composer avec les problèmes émotionnels, familiaux et sociaux qui poussent un jeune à faire partie d’un gang. 

Jeunesse, J’écoute a travaillé avec des experts de premier plan au Canada pour offrir aux jeunes de tout le pays les renseignements dont ils ont besoin, quand ils en ont besoin, pour faire des choix éclairés et rester à l’écart de la vie de gang et devenir des membres productifs au sein de nos collectivités.

Jeunesse, J’écoute permet aux jeunes qui font partie d’un gang de recevoir à n’importe quel moment les renseignements dont ils ont besoin pour cheminer vers leur liberté, leur libre-arbitre et le respect de soi.

L’officier de police Scott Mills
Service de police de Toronto
Policier-éducateur d’Échec au crime
Président de NoToGangs.org

Brenda called Kid’s Help Phone to vent about her parents. She said they were being unreasonable by not allowing her to meet a boy. The 15-year-old was considering sneaking out anyway. A few questions revealed that the boy was someone she’d “met” on the Internet – and that he’d first said he was 15, but was actually 29. The KHP counselor talked about Brenda’s natural curiosity, but also about possible dangers. It didn’t take long for Brenda to admit to having “funny feelings” about it. By the end of the call, she’d decided to try to find someone her own age, met the “old-fashioned” way. Mike told us he was traveling fast on the road to nowhere. He wanted to get off drugs and off the streets. The KHP counselor calmed Mike, assessed his needs, and found him a safe shelter. Years later, Mike called again. Now 20, he was back in school, with a steady job and a new life. He was calling to say thanks – not just for what KHP had done, but most of all for listening to him and believing in him. Mike says KHP helped him turn his life around. Today, he spends his spare time helping street youth. Ten-year-old Megan was being sexually and physically abused. Two nights earlier, she’d been placed in a foster home, but didn’t feel comfortable talking to her foster parents yet. With gentle prompting, Megan began to tell her story. Her feelings were agonizingly mixed. Despite everything, she missed her mom’s bedtime stories and the familiarity of home. It meant a lot to be able to talk about her feelings with someone she could trust. Together, Megan and KHP looked at what Megan could do to make things easier, like getting bedtime stories on tape. She was grateful to be reminded that her foster home would become more familiar each day, and that KHP would be there whenever she needed it in the days ahead. Brenda called Kid’s Help Phone to vent about her parents. She said they were being unreasonable by not allowing her to meet a boy. The 15-year-old was considering sneaking out anyway. A few questions revealed that the boy was someone she’d “met” on the Internet – and that he’d first said he was 15, but was actually 29. The KHP counselor talked about Brenda’s natural curiosity, but also about possible dangers. It didn’t take long for Brenda to admit to having “funny feelings” about it. By the end of the call, she’d decided to try to find someone her own age, met the “old-fashioned” way. Mike told us he was traveling fast on the road to nowhere. He wanted to get off drugs and off the streets. The KHP counselor calmed Mike, assessed his needs, and found him a safe shelter. Years later, Mike called again. Now 20, he was back in school, with a steady job and a new life. He was calling to say thanks – not just for what KHP had done, but most of all for listening to him and believing in him. Mike says KHP helped him turn his life around. Today, he spends his spare time helping street youth. Ten-year-old Megan was being sexually and physically abused. Two nights earlier, she’d been placed in a foster home, but didn’t feel comfortable talking to her foster parents yet. With gentle prompting, Megan began to tell her story. Her feelings were agonizingly mixed. Despite everything, she missed her mom’s bedtime stories and the familiarity of home. It meant a lot to be able to talk about her feelings with someone she could trust. Together, Megan and KHP looked at what Megan could do to make things easier, like getting bedtime stories on tape. She was grateful to be reminded that her foster home would become more familiar each day, and that KHP would be there whenever she needed it in the days ahead. Brenda called Kid’s Help Phone to vent about her parents. She said they were being unreasonable by not allowing her to meet a boy. The 15-year-old was considering sneaking out anyway. A few questions revealed that the boy was someone she’d “met” on the Internet – and that he’d first said he was 15, but was actually 29. The KHP counselor talked about Brenda’s natural curiosity, but also about possible dangers. It didn’t take long for Brenda to admit to having “funny feelings” about it. By the end of the call, she’d decided to try to find someone her own age, met the “old-fashioned” way. Mike told us he was traveling fast on the road to nowhere. He wanted to get off drugs and off the streets. The KHP counselor calmed Mike, assessed his needs, and found him a safe shelter. Years later, Mike called again. Now 20, he was back in school, with a steady job and a new life. He was calling to say thanks – not just for what KHP had done, but most of all for listening to him and believing in him. Mike says KHP helped him turn his life around. Today, he spends his spare time helping street youth. Ten-year-old Megan was being sexually and physically abused. Two nights earlier, she’d been placed in a foster home, but didn’t feel comfortable talking to her foster parents yet. With gentle prompting, Megan began to tell her story. Her feelings were agonizingly mixed. Despite everything, she missed her mom’s bedtime stories and the familiarity of home. It meant a lot to be able to talk about her feelings with someone she could trust. Together, Megan and KHP looked at what Megan could do to make things easier, like getting bedtime stories on tape. She was grateful to be reminded that her foster home would become more familiar each day, and that KHP would be there whenever she needed it in the days ahead. Brenda called Kid’s Help Phone to vent about her parents. She said they were being unreasonable by not allowing her to meet a boy. The 15-year-old was considering sneaking out anyway. A few questions revealed that the boy was someone she’d “met” on the Internet – and that he’d first said he was 15, but was actually 29. The KHP counselor talked about Brenda’s natural curiosity, but also about possible dangers. It didn’t take long for Brenda to admit to having “funny feelings” about it. By the end of the call, she’d decided to try to find someone her own age, met the “old-fashioned” way. Mike told us he was traveling fast on the road to nowhere. He wanted to get off drugs and off the streets. The KHP counselor calmed Mike, assessed his needs, and found him a safe shelter. Years later, Mike called again. Now 20, he was back in school, with a steady job and a new life. He was calling to say thanks – not just for what KHP had done, but most of all for listening to him and believing in him. Mike says KHP helped him turn his life around. Today, he spends his spare time helping street youth. Ten-year-old Megan was being sexually and physically abused. Two nights earlier, she’d been placed in a foster home, but didn’t feel comfortable talking to her foster parents yet. With gentle prompting, Megan began to tell her story. Her feelings were agonizingly mixed. Despite everything, she missed her mom’s bedtime stories and the familiarity of home. It meant a lot to be able to talk about her feelings with someone she could trust. Together, Megan and KHP looked at what Megan could do to make things easier, like getting bedtime stories on tape. She was grateful to be reminded that her foster home would become more familiar each day, and that KHP would be there whenever she needed it in the days ahead. Brenda called Kid’s Help Phone to vent about her parents. She said they were being unreasonable by not allowing her to meet a boy. The 15-year-old was considering sneaking out anyway. A few questions revealed that the boy was someone she’d “met” on the Internet – and that he’d first said he was 15, but was actually 29. The KHP counselor talked about Brenda’s natural curiosity, but also about possible dangers. It didn’t take long for Brenda to admit to having “funny feelings” about it. By the end of the call, she’d decided to try to find someone her own age, met the “old-fashioned” way. Mike told us he was traveling fast on the road to nowhere. He wanted to get off drugs and off the streets. The KHP counselor calmed Mike, assessed his needs, and found him a safe shelter. Years later, Mike called again. Now 20, he was back in school, with a steady job and a new life. He was calling to say thanks – not just for what KHP had done, but most of all for listening to him and believing in him. Mike says KHP helped him turn his life around. Today, he spends his spare time helping street youth. Ten-year-old Megan was being sexually and physically abused. Two nights earlier, she’d been placed in a foster home, but didn’t feel comfortable talking to her foster parents yet. With gentle prompting, Megan began to tell her story. Her feelings were agonizingly mixed. Despite everything, she missed her mom’s bedtime stories and the familiarity of home. It meant a lot to be able to talk about her feelings with someone she could trust. Together, Megan and KHP looked at what Megan could do to make things easier, like getting bedtime stories on tape. She was grateful to be reminded that her foster home would become more familiar each day, and that KHP would be there whenever she needed it in the days ahead. Brenda called Kid’s Help Phone to vent about her parents. She said they were being unreasonable by not allowing her to meet a boy. The 15-year-old was considering sneaking out anyway. A few questions revealed that the boy was someone she’d “met” on the Internet – and that he’d first said he was 15, but was actually 29. The KHP counselor talked about Brenda’s natural curiosity, but also about possible dangers. It didn’t take long for Brenda to admit to having “funny feelings” about it. By the end of the call, she’d decided to try to find someone her own age, met the “old-fashioned” way. Mike told us he was traveling fast on the road to nowhere. He wanted to get off drugs and off the streets. The KHP counselor calmed Mike, assessed his needs, and found him a safe shelter. Years later, Mike called again. Now 20, he was back in school, with a steady job and a new life. He was calling to say thanks – not just for what KHP had done, but most of all for listening to him and believing in him. Mike says KHP helped him turn his life around. Today, he spends his spare time helping street youth. Ten-year-old Megan was being sexually and physically abused. Two nights earlier, she’d been placed in a foster home, but didn’t feel comfortable talking to her foster parents yet. With gentle prompting, Megan began to tell her story. Her feelings were agonizingly mixed. Despite everything, she missed her mom’s bedtime stories and the familiarity of home. It meant a lot to be able to talk about her feelings with someone she could trust. Together, Megan and KHP looked at what Megan could do to make things easier, like getting bedtime stories on tape. She was grateful to be reminded that her foster home would become more familiar each day, and that KHP would be there whenever she needed it in the days ahead. Brenda called Kid’s Help Phone to vent about her parents. She said they were being unreasonable by not allowing her to meet a boy. The 15-year-old was considering sneaking out anyway. A few questions revealed that the boy was someone she’d “met” on the Internet – and that he’d first said he was 15, but was actually 29. The KHP counselor talked about Brenda’s natural curiosity, but also about possible dangers. It didn’t take long for Brenda to admit to having “funny feelings” about it. By the end of the call, she’d decided to try to find someone her own age, met the “old-fashioned” way. Mike told us he was traveling fast on the road to nowhere. He wanted to get off drugs and off the streets. The KHP counselor calmed Mike, assessed his needs, and found him a safe shelter. Years later, Mike called again. Now 20, he was back in school, with a steady job and a new life. He was calling to say thanks – not just for what KHP had done, but most of all for listening to him and believing in him. Mike says KHP helped him turn his life around. Today, he spends his spare time helping street youth. Ten-year-old Megan was being sexually and physically abused. Two nights earlier, she’d been placed in a foster home, but didn’t feel comfortable talking to her foster parents yet. With gentle prompting, Megan began to tell her story. Her feelings were agonizingly mixed. Despite everything, she missed her mom’s bedtime stories and the familiarity of home. It meant a lot to be able to talk about her feelings with someone she could trust. Together, Megan and KHP looked at what Megan could do to make things easier, like getting bedtime stories on tape. She was grateful to be reminded that her foster home would become more familiar each day, and that KHP would be there whenever she needed it in the days ahead. Brenda called Kid’s Help Phone to vent about her parents. She said they were being unreasonable by not allowing her to meet a boy. The 15-year-old was considering sneaking out anyway. A few questions revealed that the boy was someone she’d “met” on the Internet – and that he’d first said he was 15, but was actually 29. The KHP counselor talked about Brenda’s natural curiosity, but also about possible dangers. It didn’t take long for Brenda to admit to having “funny feelings” about it. By the end of the call, she’d decided to try to find someone her own age, met the “old-fashioned” way. Mike told us he was traveling fast on the road to nowhere. He wanted to get off drugs and off the streets. The KHP counselor calmed Mike, assessed his needs, and found him a safe shelter. Years later, Mike called again. Now 20, he was back in school, with a steady job and a new life. He was calling to say thanks – not just for what KHP had done, but most of all for listening to him and believing in him. Mike says KHP helped him turn his life around. Today, he spends his spare time helping street youth. Ten-year-old Megan was being sexually and physically abused. Two nights earlier, she’d been placed in a foster home, but didn’t feel comfortable talking to her foster parents yet. With gentle prompting, Megan began to tell her story. Her feelings were agonizingly mixed. Despite everything, she missed her mom’s bedtime stories and the familiarity of home. It meant a lot to be able to talk about her feelings with someone she could trust. Together, Megan and KHP looked at what Megan could do to make things easier, like getting bedtime stories on tape. She was grateful to be reminded that her foster home would become more familiar each day, and that KHP would be there whenever she needed it in the days ahead.
 
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