Education Makes The Difference!

 

Making Substantive Changes in Thinking and Lifestyle  


Adult Life-Skills Workshops

 

The program is developed for all socioeconomic people and genders, consisting of juvenile and adult specific subjects, which effectively address criminogenic needs

 

These workshops have been found to be equally effective in addressing the needs of law-abiding individuals.


 

This curriculum is based on best practices, supported by evidence-based results.  Cognitive restructuring is used to intervene at the deepest level where permanent change can take place.

Anger Management/Control

 

Is not your ordinary anger management course. It focuses on faulty thinking, self-deception, justification and resistant behavior. It teaches anger avoidance and uses cognitive restructuring to intervene at the deepest level where permanent change can take place.

Modules: Anxiety/Stress, Assault, Anger Avoidance, Denial, Faulty Thinking, Domestic Violence, Self-deception, Resistant Behavior, Hostility, Rage, Justification, Assault, Impulse Control, Divorce

 

Bad Check

 

This course has a long history of effectiveness with bad check writers. It has been used with prosecutors' bad check departments as a deterrent against passing bad checks. It has also been used as a bench referral by judges. The bad check workshop does not focus on balancing a checkbook, but the crime and consequence of writng a bad check.

Modules: Financial Debt, Wrong Choices, Retail Shrinkage, Skills for Life, Values Clarification, Programming, Consequences, Options

 

Cognitive Awarenesss

 

Designed to help people overcome faulty thinking and self-defeating behaviors. It is especially relevant for people with self-esteem, anxiety and stress problems. Is based on best practices supported by evidence based results. Is good for all socioeconomic groups. Especially relevant to people with the following: 

Modules: Especially relevant for people with self-esteem, anxiety and stress related problems, Addictions, Finances/Debt, Self-Deception, Anger, Worry/Fear, Thinking Errors, Relationships, Depression

 

Contentious Relationships for Divorced or Separating Couples

 

Maybe used by civil courts to help couples resolve their differences, speed up the court process, and reduce potential damage to children. The curriculum is based on evidence based cognitive restructuring models which have proven to help individuals overcome negative thoughts, feelings and emotions.

Modules: Anger Management, Self-betrayal, Parenting, Self-deception, Children, Cognitive Awareness, Faulty Thinking, Collusion, Self-Justification, Blaming

 

Driver Responsibility

Is unique in that it is the first to blend cognitive restructuring with traditional traffic curriculum. It is designed for all drivers who have exhibited a lack of proper values, attitude, and behavior and is especially effective on repeat offenders.

Modules: Driving Without a License and/or Insurance, Agressive Driving, Anger Management, Reckless Driving, Speeding, Cell Phone and Texting, Multiple Tickets, Irresponsibility

 

Offender Corrections

 

An excellent class for misdemeanors.  It is a universal cognitive restructuring course for all minor offenders regardless of their offense, including:

Modules: Scripting, Acting Out, Crime, Society Laws, Consequences, Relationships, Truisms, Anger Avoidance, Drugs, Human Needs, Problem Solving

 

Parenting

 

A cognitive restructing course that focuses on helping parents overcome faulty thinking and self-defeating behaviors. The best way to help children to change is to help their parents change. This is a versatile course designed for a wide variety of parenting issues including:

Modules:  Truancy, Abuse, Anger/Violence, Foster Care, Neglect, Addictions, Anxiety/Emotions, Parenting Skills

 

Pornography Addiction

 

A one of a kind workshop delivered in a story format that follows the life of a husband and wife, showing the addiction and recovery process for the husband. It demonstrates the difficulties placed on the marriage and the emotional impact on the spouse. It is material used as written by experts knowledgeable in the addictive effects of pornography.

Modules: Statistics, Effects, Internet, Modeling, Programming, Addiction, Recovery, Accountability, Strategies, Triggers

 

Sex Offenders

 

Based on evidence-based best practice format. Especially delivered to challenge faulty thinking and self-defeating behaviors. This is not intended as therapy, but as powerful cognitive restructuring life skills, intervention to help offenders overcome denial, justification, false preceptions and accept responsibility.

Modules: Self Justification, Fear/Worry/Stress, Self Deception, Sexual Addiction, Faulty Thinking, Denial/Blaming, Triggers, Detachment

 

Substance Abuse

 

 for individuals with substance abuse problems. Cognitive restructuring by its very nature can work at any level of addiction, either as prevention or rehabilitation. This is a unique cognitive restructuring course delivered in a story format. The approach was used in a three year evidence-based study.

Modules: Marijuana/Drugs, DUI, Chemical Addiction, Distribution, Possession, Drugs, Denial, Self-Deception

 

Theft/Shoplifting

 

Focuses on shoplifting and other forms of theft. It is cognitive restructuring approach that helps youthful offenders overcome self-defeating thoughts and behaviors.

Modules: Theft, Values, Clarification, Profit and Loss, Laws, Programming, Retail Shrinkage, Skills for Life, Options, Self-Justification, Crime and Punishment, Consequences

 

 

Who Would Benefit From The Courses?  

 

1.  Individuals who commit crimes of moral turpitude (i.e., lying, stealing and fraud).      

 

2.  Individuals who commit crimes of violence, such as assault, rape, and domestic violence.

 

3.  Individuals who need anger management because of violence, loss of self- control,
jealousy, road rage, extreme impatience, free floating hostility, and all other forms
of anger including the need to control.

 

4.  Individuals with emotional disorders such as anxiety, obesity, anorexia, and bulimia.

 

5.  Individuals who lack ambition, goals and direction in life.

 

6. Individuals who are controlled by friends or peers.

 

7. Individuals with feelings of low self-esteem and inadequacy.

 

8. Individuals who lack empathy, tolerance, or sensitivity to others.

 

9. Individuals who are dependent and unmotivated.

 

10. Individuals who lack education and/or marketable job skills.

 

11. Individuals who are mean, selfish and self-centered.

 

12. Individuals who harbor thoughts of hate and vengeance.

 

13. Individuals from abusive, neglectful homes who were not properly nurtured.

 

14. Individuals caught in the same old rut, who keep making the same bad choices.      

 

15. Individuals who go from one abusive person to another; who see themselves
 as unworthy of happiness.

 

16  Individuals who are in denial' always making excuses and blaming others.

 

17. Individuals with poor social skills.

 

18. Individuals addicted to chemicals such as illegal or prescription drugs and
alcohol.

 

19. Individuals addicted to pornography and minor sex offenders.

 

20. Individuals who lack good communication skills.

 

21. Individuals with excessive worries and fears.

 

22. Individuals who just need an emotional pick-me-up.