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Outskirts Press Announces Nine Steps to Empowerment Process (N'S.T.E.P.), the Latest Highly-Anticipated Self Help/Personal Growth Book from Fresno, CA Author Le'Taxione

Seattle, WA, September 08, 2007 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Nine Steps to Empowerment Process (N'S.T.E.P.): Gang Violence Prevention and Intervention Curriculum by Le'Taxione (a.k.a. YoYo), which is the author’s most recent book to date. The 8.25 x 11 Paperback in the Self Help/Personal Growth category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $18.95. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book’s publication.

About the Book (Excerpts & Info)

For years we have tried to address the violent behavior present in the gang culture with recreational escapism, legislation and incarceration. Realizing that violent gang behavior is a manifestation of the gang member’s thought process, N’S.T.E.P. speaks directly to the violent gang mentality. By making the gang member cognizant of why he or she acts out in violence, N’S.T.E.P. seeks to ameliorate the destructive gang behavior and to affect positive and productive change in the gang member's thought process – leading the gang member back to the honorable and protective elements which were present at the inception of the gang.

The 9 Steps to Empowerment Process is an innovative and effective gang violence prevention and intervention curriculum that targets the psychological effects of the traumatic gang experience which in turn gives rise to violent and counterproductive gang behavior. N’S.T.E.P. juxtaposes the proven elements of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with the violent gang experience and proposes a solution for what results – Post Traumatic Gang Syndrome (PTGS). N’S.T.E.P. posits that PTGS is a psychological conditioning that is nurtured by societal conditions and brought about by violent gang experiences which become incessant memories. These memories are then triggered and relived by the gang member every time that he or she experiences a perceived threat.
N’S.T.E.P. is that which diagnoses the problem, addresses its elements and its causes and finally proposes the fix. It is the answer to the gang violence which plagues our communities and disrupts its health and productivity.

--"N'S.T.E.P. to me is not only a place to gain knowledge…and to get different outlooks concerning gang life and everything that comes with it, it is also a place of acceptance, no matter what "hood" you are from, or even if you are not from one at all...where no one will discredit or judge you because of the way you look, act, or because of what allegiances you may or may not have...N'S.T.E.P. has taught me many things as well as given me many different outlooks on life...The lesson I value the most is self-awareness. I'm 19 years old and a member of a Gangster Disciple Nation called F.O.L.K.S. I am also a student of N'S.T.E.P…, but first I am a man. My street name was "Bully", in prison, I'm branded "888278", but through N'S.T.E.P., I've gotten to know and love me, Lyndale Galloway."
- Lyndale Galloway, Gangster Disciple

Deftly constructed at 96 pages, Nine Steps to Empowerment Process (N'S.T.E.P.): Gang Violence Prevention and Intervention Curriculum is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Self Help/Personal Growth category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Nine Steps to Empowerment Process (N'S.T.E.P.) meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $18.95.

Additionally, Nine Steps to Empowerment Process (N'S.T.E.P.) can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press wholesale online bookstore at

ISBN: 9781432706586 Format: 8.25 x 11 Paperback SRP: $18.95

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About the Author

Le'Taxione is a student of the human condition and a specialist in the mentality that causes destructive gang violence. In addition to his experiential knowledge of the miscreant aspects of the gang mentality, Le’Taxione is a scholar of a wide array of various disciplines, including psychology, sociology, religion, biology and physiology. In this work, he brings to bear his extensive studies and his own life experience to the benefit of the gang member and the community. His work is based on the premise that to change the actions, one must change the thought process that drives such action. His work is critical to equipping the gang member with tools to "change gang behavior from the inside out", helping them to serve and protect their own community and ultimately the global community.

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