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Are you looking for concise, proven, effective detention programs and resources to combat substance abuse, gang activity, aggression and violence, and other forms of delinquency? Contact us here!

Whether you're a group home with a few young people or a packed detention facility, these detention center, day reporting, and group home resources provide programs with a range of options which can be tailored to your specific needs. Facilities interested in these programs would include halfway houses, neighborhood centers, day reporting programs, group homes, and neighborhood centers.

Our Latest Programs For Youth in Corrections

We offer a wide variety of juvenile material in use in all 50 states, from materials addressing the delinquency risk factors of high-risk youth, to substance abuse, to gang and violence prevention! Here are just a few examples of the lesson-based change programs we offer:

  • Delinquency Risk Factors for High Risk Youth.These three 10-session units include elements of motivational interviewing (MI) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), as well as analysis of risk factors, the development of key coping and refusal skills, and the development of a safety net.

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  • DVD-based Youth Gang Intervention Resource Model.This unique resource features video clips of incarcerated youth discussing their involvement in crime and gang activity, their risk factors, and how they see their futures.

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  • OPEN TO CHANGE Juvenile Substance Abuse Program.This flexible, open group/open admissions program presents up to 6, 10-session modules. Each module presents a mini-journey through the stages of change, starting out with Pre-Contemplation resources and ending with Action Planning resources. Participants may enter the program at any point, with Pre-Contempltion resources just around the corner!

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  • Risks & DecisionsThis flexible, open group program presents 30 lessons organized around groups of risk factors. Each lesson is fully scripted so model exactly how to present each lesson. Several lessons include DVD-based material. Role plays, skill building, and more!

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Other Programs

Listed below are some of our more popular resources for detention centers, group homes, and day reporting.

Phoenix Curriculum: Detention & Group Home

A 25 hour-program consisting 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 Change Curriculum

Approximately 29 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. Ideal for a juvenile correctional situation, 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 can also be used in 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 juveniles in detention, day reporting programs, neighborhood centers, halfway houses, and group homes. What Do YOU Think? scenarios available.

This curriculum was designed specifically as a preparation for treatment program for juveniles. 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 can also be used in probation programs.

Self-Management Curriculum

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 can also be used in probation programs.

Managing Agresssion and Violence

These materials guide clients to identify symptoms of anger, and then deal with their feelings more appropriately. Activities address critical interpersonal communication skills, conflict resolution, and anti-violence skills. Skills-based lessons include detailed lesson plans, worksheets, activity cards, behaviorally-stated objectives and skills mastery checklists. Lessons include:

  • Better Communication Skills
  • How To Keep Out Of Fights
  • Handling Provocations
  • Breathing And Muscle Relaxation Skills

The Right Program For You

Let us customize a program that's right for your detention, diversion, or drug court program (see also drug court and diversion). 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.

Focus directly on problems in your facility. We can help you provide a broader range of behavioral health, substance abuse treatment, gang prevention/intervention, and educational services. Our programs can help you address:

  • Gang violence
  • Substance abuse
  • Aggression problems

What happens when they leave? Our community reintegration programs help you address:

  • Risk factors
  • Relapse prevention
  • Life skills
  • Vocational skills

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