Year: 1996 Source: Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, v.13, no.2, (April 1996), p.115-126 SIEC No: 19980739

Suicide ideation & attempts as well as reported levels of physical & sexual abuse among gang & nongang incarcerated youth were examined. Data were collected from 334 males & 61 females in Nevada. No significant differences were noted between female gang & nongang members on either suicide ideation or suicide attempts. Nongang males were more likely to report higher levels of suicide ideation & more suicide attempts than male gang members. Implications for youth workers are discussed. (32 refs.)