A “Chance for Change” does not refer to an overnight process. Even after learning to recognize when and where their mental processes go awry, residents can take considerable time or effort to replace a dysfunctional behavioral process or habit with a more reasonable and adaptive one. The following programs have proven beneficial to fulfillment of our mission and comprise our current treatment inventory:
Better Money Management provides personal budgeting tips and financial information. This four week course provides residents with concrete advice on how to manage their money so money doesn't manage them.
Life Skills for Vocational Success includes over 60 lesson plans to teach residents social skills, health management, public transportation and communication skills including telephone etiquette. Lessons may be delivered in individual or group settings depending on resident interest.
Untangling Relationships is targeted to residents involved in domestic violence or dysfunctional relationships. Residents confront the key issues of codependency including manipulation and dependent relationships in this 12 session group.
Chemical Dependency includes in-house delivery of Level One services using the “Stages of Change” process and community referral for intensive treatment options. Services include assessment, individual, and group sessions. Nexus and Elkhorn Program graduates attend weekly aftercare meetings focusing on their individual treatment plans.
Coping with Anger is targeted to residents who have demonstrated difficulty with managing feelings of anger and frustration. Residents learn appropriate means to cope with negative emotions in this eight module psycho-educational group. It is commonly used with offenders adjudicated of a violent crime, argumentative, or oppositional defiant residents.
Love & Logic Parenting provides simple and practical techniques to help parents have less stress and more fun while raising responsible kids. Love & Logic offers many useful techniques including; setting limits with enforceable statements, sharing control through lots of small choices and using empathy before delivering consequences.
Moral Reconation Therapy® (MRT) includes in-house delivery of Level One services using the “Stages of Change” process and community referral for intensive treatment options. Services include assessment, individual, and group sessions. Nexus and Elkhorn Program graduates attend weekly aftercare meetings focusing on their individual treatment plans.
Cognitive Principles & Restructures (CP&R I - Initial and CP&R II - Intermediate) are cognitive-based strategies designed to treat behavioral problems of all residents regardless of their individual crime or dynamic risk factor. Criminal thinking and foundation errors are identified and processed in ways that teach residents to understand the way that they think and subsequently act. Core attitudes and beliefs are examined and residents learn to choose an appropriate intervention thought before the error and/or action can occur. A third level of Cognitive Principles is available as a follow-on relapse prevention phase after residents transfer to community supervision (Probation or Parole).
Victim Impact Program educates residents on the effects of crime on victims, families and the community. The course emphasizes both short and long term consequences of the resident’s criminal act or acts and includes a wide range of crimes beginning with property crimes and ending with crimes against persons including the aftermath of homicide. One of the salient features of this program is the use of speakers in a Victim Impact Panel format. Crime victims effectively address residents in group and community settings which serve to foster empathy for the resident and a sense of healing for the speaker as their contribution may help prevent future crime.
Job Preparedness Training is required of all unemployed residents reporting to the Center for stays longer than thirty days. Formal classes are conducted in resume preparation, how to properly fill-out job applications and job interview technique with role play. GFPRS, Inc has a very high employment success rate.