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Community Programs

These resources for community programs offer a range of options which can be tailored to specific program or facility needs. Organizations interested in these programs would include halfway houses, diversion, drug court, day reporting programs, group homes, and neighborhood centers.

We provide several community programs based on a selection of individual lessons that can be delivered by counselors, probation officers, social workers, or other professionals. They are designed for the "open group" setting, and address the key risk factors underlying gang involvement, substance abuse, and other delinquency. They include resources based on motivational interviewing/motivational enhancement (MI/MET) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) materials, relapse prevention resources, skills building materials, and resources targeted toward adult males and females, boys, girls, and young women, and participants who read Spanish. All materials have been developed in a high-interest, easy-reading format.

In addition, we provide detention, diversion, and drug court programs with a set of materials based on a series of videos, with accompanying workbook activities. Other resources include materials designed to address vocational readiness, life skills, drug court and diversion, substance abuse, aggression, violence, and anger management (see Anger, Aggression, and Violence).

Programs

Listed below are some of our more popular community program options for day reporting centers, halfway houses, drug court, alternative schools, afterschool programs, community youth organizations, neighborhood centers, and group homes.

Community Programs Sample Program Model

This model based on nine workbooks (36 hours of material), written at a Grade 3-4 reading level, address the most common risk factors and issues, and can be supplemented by selected substance abuse treatment, gangs, anger/violence, and life skills resources. Like all of our programs, the cost includes our "site license," allowing unlimited duplication for programs at your site. The price for multiple site, shorter, or extended programs depends on materials selected.

  • "Whatís going on in my life?" Introductory workbook helps identify feelings, issues, and risk factors, reducing resistance, and beginning the process of personal awareness and change. Based on motivational enhancement (MET model). We also provide a set of "warm-up" or treatment readiness activities: "What's important to you?"
  • You have options! Risk factors-based workbook for high-risk individuals. Clients identify problem situations and practice options to substance abuse or violence. Action planning and asset-building activities support community program.
  • Coping skills for emergencies. Participants learn to identify their own highest risk situations, the cues that they are becoming at higher risk, what they will do to cope effectively, and then practice these new coping skills until they are confident they will work. Skills include: thought stopping, conflict avoidance, "escape" skills, and "refusal skills."
  • Let's talk about feelings. Specific feelings (anger, anxiety or fear, low-self-esteem/shame, hurt, and loneliness) are addressed in activities that help clients identify and experience feelings safely.
  • Gangs. Short workbook helps identify gang issues and options to participation (extended program available)
  • Violence at home. Short workbook helps clients understand family violence and itsí consequences. Helps clients identify safe choices and available options.
  • Problems at home. This short workbook is designed to help clients start to discuss family issues (neglect, abuse, abandonment, or addictions) with program staff.
  • Avoiding trouble (when you are with others). Peer pressure and poor choices often lead to trouble. This workbook identifies common problems and solutions, and provides twenty typical situations for practice of effective coping skills.
  • Problem Solving 1-2-3. Using basic problem solving model, presents 54 community problem situations for practice.

Community Substance Abuse Program

The Basic Substance Abuse program ("Key Elements of Change — for a better life") program includes risk factors management and asset building. An eight-session workbook, it is supplemented by "What you need to know," basic chemical dependency education which provides accurate information to counter "street" information. More information is available on our substance abuse page.

Group Homes (short program model)

This 25 hour-program model consists of worksheets, activity cards, and other activities. Features a high-interest, easy reading level (Grade 4). Includes a selection of group discussion scenarios ("What Do YOU Think?").

Built on a proven motivational enhancement (MET) and cognitive-behavioral (CBT), this 25-hour curriculum is designed to reduce resistance, build participation, and guide the process of change.

Built on a proven motivational enhancement (MET) and cognitive-behavioral treatment(CBT) model, these materials reduce resistance, build participation, and guide the process of change. This package includes a set of the popular "What Do YOU Think?" scenarios. These open-ended situations allow participants to express what they think about the issue, while providing the leader with the chance to help them explore their thinking and their choices. Problem solving skills and coping skills for avoidance, escape, refusal, or resistance follow the time tested model, with the critical goal of increasing individual self-efficacy. The curriculum consists of five elements with age-appropriate problems and activities:

  • What's important to you? (motivational enhancement)
  • Understanding your feelings (emotional intelligence)
  • Problem Solving (addressing high risk people, places, things, situations, thoughts, and feelings)
  • Risk Factors (gangs, alcohol, drugs, peer pressure, etc.)
  • Protective Factors

The New Freedom Flex Curriculum (short program model)

This program model provides approximately 23 hours of programming to maximize flexibility for a relatively short program. These materials are easily expanded with additional material or activities, and can be used independently from each other.

These materials offer maximum flexibility for a relatively short program. They can be expanded with additional material or activities, and used independently from each other. The workbooks are:

  • What's Going On In My Life?
  • Key Elements of Change
  • Problems at Home
  • Let's Talk About Feelings
  • You Have Options
  • Gangs
  • Coping Skills for Emergencies

This program model is also appropriate for probation programs.

Preparation for Treatment

The Preparation for Treatment program includes 20 hours in six workbooks designed specifically as a preparation for treatment program for detention, day reporting programs, neighborhood centers, halfway houses, and group homes. What Do YOU Think? scenarios available. It is ideal for preparing clients for more advanced treatment settings. The workbooks include:

  • What Am I Doing Here?
  • While You Are Here
  • Treatment Readiness Activities
  • What's Treatment All About?
  • Introduction To Self-Discovery
  • What's Going On In My Life?

This program model is also appropriate for probation programs.

Self-Management Curriculum

This program model provides 20 hours/sessions with session openers, core lessons based on risk factors, closing applications, and step-by-step lesson plans. For short-stay populations in day reporting, detention centers, halfway houses, neighborhood centers, and group homes, these materials are flexible enough to allow participants to enter or exit at any point.

This curriculum was designed for short-stay populations and for easy delivery. Each lesson follows the same plan with the goal of delivering a sound coping skill called Stop-Think-Act. Each lesson is fully scripted so that staff with minimum experience can successfully deliver it.

  • Openers present discussion scenarios involving youth in detention centers
  • Lessons also scenarios in detention settings
  • Closing applications present a similar scenario outside of detention

This program model is also appropriate for probation programs.

Risks and Decisions

This program model covers a wide range of critical risk factors in 30 hours of programming, divided into six parts (five sessions each).

In six weeks, this program covers a range of critical risk factors for delinquency, violence, criminal behavior, and gang involvement. Fully- scripted lesson plans and discussion techniques make the lessons ideal for motivated personnel. The program includes DVD-based lessons, role-plays, and a two-session choose-your-own-adventure style Action Maze. Risk factors include:

  • Friends and Peer Pressure
  • High Risk People, Places, Things, and Situations
  • Family Risk Factors
  • Personal Risk Factors
  • Internal Risk Factors
  • Criminal Thinking Risk Factors

This program model is also appropriate for probation programs.

The Right Program For You

We provide more than 250 workbooks, program activity materials, and similar resources to more than 300 community programs nationwide. Our resources are especially affordable, as we provide you the rights to make unlimited copies for use in your community programs. You can buy substance abuse curriculum or gang intervention and prevention curriculum workbooks for your group homes, neighborhood centers, halfway houses, or day reporting program with this yearís funds and use them for years.

Our resources address the most critical personal, environmental, and community risk factors, and build on the most important protective factors and assets. They are based on time-proven concepts of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational enhancement (MET), the social learning model, and key coping and problem solving skills for both positive social development and relapse prevention (self-efficacy). The workbooks are easy to implement by community volunteers, as well as educators, community police officers, counselors, and other professionals. These workbooks assist staff and clients in identifying specific issues and developing concrete alternatives. Our resources include gender-specific materials for women, and nearly 60 workbooks are available in Spanish. We also provide ice-breaking and "program start-up" activities appropriate to different age groups and certain workbooks are also provided in elementary, middle school, and high school-aged versions — as well as for adult men and women.

Let us customize a program that's right for your detention, diversion, or drug court program. Our programs are tailored to the needs of our customers. We can provide models as short as 12 hours and as long as hundreds of hours.

See Also

Life at Home — 24 highly-interactive workbooks for relapse prevention, risk factors management, or aftercare. Includes role playing activities, confidence building for recovery ("self-efficacy"), and detailed planning. More than 120 hours with shorter packages available. [more]

Returning Home — short highly-interactive workbooks for "maintenance," community reintegration/reentry or aftercare programming. These materials are specifically designed to support the process of self-efficacy and the reduction of recidivism. [more]