The Violence Intervention program, often referred to as the anger management has been highly effective in reducing repeat offenses. The material covers the thinking processes and cognitive strategies for making “workable choices”. It also includes participant exercises on managing their relationship with alcohol and drugs, high-risk situations, building a support network, and recognizing strengths and abilities. Offense specific topics include Expressions of Emotion, Anger Hot Spots, Time Out Strategies, choices & control and other factors of personal behavior.The program concludes with the participants creating their own Change Plan that is reviewed by the Class Facilitator.The program focuses on changes already initiated by the Participants and changes they are still in need of beginning regarding violence or aggression related behavior. This program is a suitable referral resource Terroristic Threat, Domestic Violence, Resisting Arrest, Assault, Weapons, Harassment, Probation Violation, Criminal Trespass, and other aggressive offenses.
Our program is a one-day, Brief Intervention that utilizes a unique delivery method incorporating multiple Evidence-Based behavior change practices including The Change Companies’ trade-marked Interactive Journaling®, the principles of Motivational Interviewing (Miller, Rollnick, et. al), and effective cognitive strategies based on the Acceptance & Commitment Cognitive-Behavioral Model (Hayes et. al). The class discussions and Interactive Journaling® are highly effective in encouraging the participants to recognize the need for and benefits of behavior change. The class also provides introduction to skills to help participants make needed changes in attitude and behavior with specific regard to illegal behavior. All program Facilitators are certified through PDS and The Change Companies.
Pre-registration is required. Contact PDS for Class Availability and Class Fee 1-800-775-3220.