We offer an integrated, cognitive behavioral change program for offenders that includes cognitive restructuring, social skills development, and development of problem-solving skills.
Whether used by schools to teach students’ critical life skills, or by correctional and probation agencies to reduce juvenile or adult offender recidivism, the evidence-based Thinking for a Change Program develops participants’ social and problem-solving skills through demonstrations and role-play activities and it teaches participants how to create change in their thinking and behavior in order to make better decisions in their daily lives.
Cognitive self-change teaches individuals a concrete process for self-awareness aimed at uncovering risky thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and beliefs. It is taught by using the simple principle that our thinking controls our behavior and to change our behavior, we must change our thinking.
Social skills instruction prepares participants to engage in pro-social interactions based on self-awareness and consideration of the impact their actions will have on others. Participants learn how to: actively listen, ask questions, appropriately respond to other’s anger, give feedback to others, effectively communicate apologies, negotiate, effectively communicate a complaint, understand the feelings of others, and recognize one’s own feelings.
Problem-solving skills combines both the cognitive self-change and social skill components together to provide participants with a specific step by step process for addressing challenging and stressful real-life situations and conflict.
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