Skills for Working Cognitively with Youthful Offenders in Custody, 8 hours
Cognitive/behavioral treatment methods have been proven to be effective. Some staff know how and why cognitive/behavioral treatment works. Outside partners and service providers are delivering some of these services, but using these strategies in the facility by staff may support and strengthen their positive impact on behavior change. Although theory is covered, this course is more geared toward skills and skill practice. This course also addresses criminal thinking errors and common negative thought patterns. Real-world scenarios are practiced and staff receive feedback from the instructor and their co-workers.