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THERAPEUTICALLY DESIGNED FOR JUVENILES AND THEIR PARENTS AND INDIVIDUAL ADULTS NEEDING A MORE INTENSIVE PROGRAM FOR THEFT
Repeat Offender Petty Theft is a powerful seminar utilizing a variety of learning activities and experiential techniques to reach juveniles and their parents and individual adults dealing with repeat theft issues.
By identifying and addressing the developmental needs of clients exhibiting patterns of high-risk behavior, the program teaches juveniles and adults to become responsible for their own thoughts, feelings and actions. Participating families and adults are given the opportunity to practice skills which lead to lasting attitude change, easily transferable to school, work, home, peer and social structures. Parental involvement in the program is key to the success of the adolescent client. The parenting component instructs parents on specific parental and familial issues in a confidential group setting.
Repeat Offender Petty Theft Program adheres to the philosophy that many behavioral problems are consistent with the client's beliefs about themselves and their surroundings. Self-defeating behaviors often result from thoughts generated from core beliefs and feelings. Offending clients often isolate and distance themselves from their family and social structures and tend to identify with peers who support their self-defeating behaviors. The highly structured techniques used in this program assist clients in identifying their core beliefs and provides them with the nurturing support and mentoring necessary to change negative behavior. Using a number of techniques from counseling modalities, the program is designed to reach the resistant client, assist them in identifying motives for offending behavior and teach healthy, socially acceptable behaviors.
Costs and Legal Issues
Victim Empathy Building
Personal Goal Setting
Motivations for and Alternatives to Stealing
Parenting Skills Program
Parent involvement in the two day program is important to the success of the adolescent client. The class instructs parents on specific parental and familial issues in a confidential lecture and group setting. This two day program teaches parenting skills and offers the support of counselors and other parents. It also provides education on relationship building, limit setting, and a variety of other topics helpful in reestablishing stability in the home.
Both the juvenile and a parent are to attend and complete the two day session within the same weekend. Clients must submit a 300-word essay to the referral source within 1 week of attending.
Who should attend?
Adults and juveniles experiencing on-going, theft related problems.
Families with a repeat juvenile offender needing more than a one-day program. Individuals facing misdemeanor or felony theft charges.