There is never a good reason for youth to be in a gang, carry firearms, buy, sell, or abuse illegal drugs. Minors who abuse drugs or carry guns to look cool in front of their friends, be accepted by the group, or cope with pain expose themselves to possible incarceration, serious health risks (e.g. HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C), and life-threatening consequences. In addition, gang members and drug dealers ma y retaliate against one another or harm the family and friends of those who refuse to cooperate or keep their promises. In short, if you’re in a gang, GET OUT! And if you’re not, STAY OUT! And above all, please talk with your parents, teachers, and counselors regularly about day-to-da y concerns, problems and issues.
Remember, PLAY IT SAFE!
The desire to reduce pain and suffering of children and empower youth to be the best they can be is what inspired Karl A. Floyd to create his Professor Gulu stories and the Cerebrophonic music series.
With a focus on increasing youth coping skills, safety awareness, self-esteem, judgment and decision-making abilities, Professor Gulu’s learning series has become a powerful tool to help gauge youth progress towards emotional maturity. In addition, the series will help parents and guardians learn effective communication skills and develop insight and understanding on complex issues that affect youth development.
A resident of Fort Bend County, Texas, Karl lives with his wife and business partner, Ann Branch-Floyd, and develops educational and therapeutic resources that support healthy community development. He holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Houston, University Park, and works as a behavioral healthcare professional. Karl is a former Statewide Health Coordinating Council Member with the Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions (2004-2010) and is licensed in Texas as a professional counselor. In addition, he is certified as a Fellow and Diplomate with the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists and Psychodiagnosticians.