Goal Directed Behavior

Upon completion of this program the students will be able to identify and correct the faulty thinking and reasoning that contributed to their incident. They will learn how to take responsibility for their behavior, earn their rights and entitlements, realistically judge their self-worth and the worth of others, and assess the consequences of their behavior, with respect to their goals.

This program is also available online or by mail in a home study format.

Anger Management

This program gives the individuals a basic understanding of anger and provides strategies to prevent aggressive behavior, for example, learning how and when to take a "time out" and to "think about their thinking" before they act. The relationship between anger, alcohol and drugs are explored. Effective communication skills are also taught.

Stress Management

The participants will learn how to identify their internal and external stressors and the difference between adaptive and maladaptive responses to them. They will develop a Personal Stress Management plan that will assist them in appropriately handling their own personal stressful situations.

Problem Solving

This program breaks down the different elements of a problem and distinguishes between a major and a minor problem. With the help of other group members the students will use this paradigm to find positive solutions to their own problems.

Drug and Alcohol Component

The different classes of drugs and their psychopharmacological effects are explained. The participants will learn how to differentiate between the levels of drug/alcohol usage from experimentation to addiction. Counseling options are offered for people that fall into the latter categories.

Weapons Violation Component

This program educates the participants about the legal parameters of the possession and use of weapons and offers suggestions for personal safety that do not involve weapons. This program requires the student to also complete the Goal Directed Program.