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Thinking for a Change 4.0

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CORRECTIONS

An Integrated Cognitive Behavior Program


GOAL

Participants will be able to facilitate offender groups utilizing the Thinking for a Change program.


OBJECTIVES 

Participants will be able to:

    • Describe the theoretical foundations of cognitive behavioral approaches.
    • Articulate the core principles and components of the Thinking for a Change program.
    • Demonstrate a social skill lesson utilizing the Thinking for a Change program.
    • Demonstrate a cognitive self-change lesson utilizing the Thinking for a Change program.
    • Demonstrate a problem-solving lesson utilizing the Thinking for a Change program.
    • Plan for the implementation of the program within their agency.

Real Colors

What is Real Colors

Real Colors® is a dynamic workshop experience using a personality assessment tool. The goal is to provide participants with the skills to:

  • Understand human behavior
  • Uncover motivators specific to each temperament
  • Improve communication with others
  • Improve communication with others

The basis of this workshop is the Real Colors® Personality Assessment: a user-friendly, intuitive tool that identifies four personality types common to all people—Gold, Green, Blue, and Orange.


It all begins with the Real Colors workshop, in which participants:

  • Gain an understanding of the four colors (each corresponding to a personality type)
  • Discover where they fall as an individual on the Real Colors spectrum
  • Learn to recognize characteristics of each of the four colors
  • Discuss with fellow workshop participants what it’s like to be each color

Real Colors Workshop

Presented in a fast, fun, interactive format, Real Colors® participants learn to quickly identify their own temperament—or “Color”—and that of others.

 

Attending a Real Colors Workshop is a fun way to learn meaningful, lasting methods to communicate at work and at home. You’ll gain a completely new perspective of yourself and the things that are most important to you. As you learn more about the Colors, you’ll instinctively recognize the characteristics of people you know, and their personality or “Color.”

 

This knowledge gives you valuable insight into what is most important to them, why they may react to situations differently than others, and how you can communicate with them in the most effective way.

 

Using this powerful knowledge, participants develop more effective interpersonal communication skills and build better relationships—in and out of the workplace.

Real Colors – What’s in it for me?

Imagine having the ability to clearly communicate your thoughts and ideas to fellow employees, clients, friends and family. Picture yourself having a unique level of insight into the things that motivate you and others – in other words, the ability to consistently “speak in the language of the listener and listen in the language of the speaker”. Envision the positive impact this could have on your life both personally and professionally.

 

You see, the power to accomplish these things exists in all of us – we just have to unlock it.

 

The key is Real Colors®. Real Colors is simple to use, and can easily be incorporated into all aspects of your personal and professional life. Through Real Colors, you’ll gain a completely new perspective on yourself and the things that are most important to you. As you learn more about the colors, you’ll instinctively recognize characteristics of people you know, and their color.

 

Real Colors gives you valuable insight into what is most important to them, why they may react to situations differently than others, and how you can best communicate with them.

 

This knowledge gives you the tools to succeed in all areas of your life. That’s the power of Real Colors.

Trauma Informed Care / Responsive Practices

Trauma Informed Care / Responsive Practices

TARGET AUDIENCE

Typically, Adult Corrections Officers, Field Probation Officers, Juvenile Corrections Officer, Justice Professionals (Managers/Administrators/Supervisors)

 

Note: Although law enforcement focused, this curriculum can be tailored to the needs of the requesting agency.


COURSE SUMMARY

During this interactive training, the student will learn approaches and techniques to reduce the stress faced while interacting with traumatized youth in the juvenile justice system. By understanding trauma, the student can become more effective and find greater reward and success working with the youth in their care.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

    • Identify trauma and delinquency and describe how exposure to traumatic events has affected the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of youth in the juvenile justice system.
    • Explain trauma’s impact on child development and how trauma may derail normal childhood and adolescent development and affect an individual ‘s ability to adapt to and cope with challenging situations.
    • Define coping strategies that will help the student better understand the behaviors that young people develop to survive traumatic events, and what happens when these ways of coping are no longer appropriate.
    • Explain how self-care is required when working with traumatized children.
    • Explain the effects of vicarious trauma that can result in personal and organizational stressors when self-care is not a priority.
    • Explain how self-care can help the student reduce stress and cope with those situations that are the most challenging.

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