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Thinking for a Change: Part 3 - Philosophical Foundation and Target Audience

The Thinking for a Change curriculum uses as its core, a problem solving component, embellished by both cognitive restructuring and social skills interventions.  The curriculum is comprised of 22 lessons with a capacity to extend the program indefinitely, depending upon how many cognitive skills are taught.

The program was developed to be appropriate for a wide range of offender groups.  It has been used with juvenile and adult offenders.  It has been implemented in all phases of the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems including pre-incarceration (Probation), in prisons and jails, as well as in the community (Aftercare and Parole).

Read more about the philosophical foundation, assessment strategies, and program delivery.

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    Posted Fri, Dec 15 2006 2:19 PM by jgustfsn
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