Life Skill Courses

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The following classes are offered by Alternative Horizon Counseling Services in conjunction with the Ohio Center for Effective Program Intervention. All of our courses are evidence-based, cognitive restructuring life skills curriculum. These changing offender behavior (COB) courses are designed to meet the core criminogenic needs.

 

Location of classes: Varies upon request - the classes can be held on-site at your location.

Each course consists of a minimum of 20 hours of participation.

 

Fee for Participation: $175.00. (Payment is required prior to services.) The fee includes the life skills workbook that will be used in the applicable class.

Anger Management

 

The objective of this course is to help participants overcome the root causes of anger, abuse and domestic violence. By challenging self-defeating thoughts and behaviors, the course focuses on self-deception, justification and resistant behaviors.

 

The course covers a variety of concepts, to include:

  • Positive vs Negative Behaviors

  • The Subconscious Mind

  • Human Needs

  • Anger avoidance and consequences to negative behaviors

  • Understanding behaviors, emotions and feelings

  • How to Influence Change

  • Role playing, skill building and motivational interviewing are incorporated into a group setting 

Parenting

The objective of this course is to help parents become more aware of the long-term subconscious programming they instill in their children. Parenting is never easy; however, there are  “powerful” cognitive steps that can be taken, having the greatest impact on child and parent relationships.

 

The course covers a variety of concepts, to include:

  • Hierarchy of needs for children

  • Families

  • Making choices

  • Discipline

  • Intervention

  • Relationships

  • How to Influence Life Changes

  • Role playing, skill building and motivational interviewing are incorporated into a group setting

Theft and Shoplifting



The objective of this course is to challenge faulty thinking errors and self-defeating behaviors associated with retail and other forms of theft.

 

The course covers a variety of concepts, to include:

  • Reasons people shoplift and/or take things that do not belong to them

  • Closure and choosing to do the right thing

  • Role playing, skill building and motivational interviewing are incorporated into the group setting

 
​Employment



The course objective is to help offenders overcome self-defeating thoughts and behaviors. The course is designed to help individuals identify and change the root causes of their employment issues. If we never change problem thinking we can never change the problem behavior.

 

The course covers a variety of concepts, to include:

  • Correcting problem behavior

  • Growth verses Decay

  • Thinking Skills

  • Opportunities for Employment

  • Working toward success through determination, endurance and assurance

  • Human Needs

  • Overcoming Obstacles

  • Role playing, skill building and motivational interviewing are incorporated in the group setting

 

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Independence, OH 44131

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