Cobert Safety Professionals has adopted The Change Companies® Keep It Direct & Simple, and Forward Thinking, Interactive Journaling curriculums.
These cognitive-behavioral courses, “My Substance Abuse,” and “What Got Me Here,” are each delivered in a one day Saturday class and utilizes evidence-based strategies to assist youth involved in, or at risk of entering, the criminal justice system. The courses help young people to make positive changes to their thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
The Forward Thinking Interactive Journaling® Series was developed in collaboration with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Justice’s Interactive Journaling® Charter.Click Here to Register for
“The California Constitution provides every child with the fundamental right to an elementary, middle, and high school education. It is our law. California is facing an attendance crisis, with dire consequences for our economy, our safety, and our children.”
My Substance Use takes a close look at the facts about marijuana, along with alcohol, stimulants, opioids, methamphetamine, inhalants, nicotine, hallucinogens, synthetic drugs and prescription drugs. Participants will gain a clear understanding of the effects of these substances on their bodies, minds and lives as they consider the consequences of their use and their current pattern of use. They will then weigh the costs and benefits of continuing use or changing their substance use behavior.
In this course, participants explore the consequences of past decisions and begin to learn skills for controlling anger, handling negative peer pressure, working with authority figures and strengthening family ties. A section addressing marijuana use has been added to this course.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.
Interactive Journaling® is included in SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). The power of Interactive Journaling® transcends any specific treatment or educational modality. Whether a program focuses on a 12-step approach, cognitive-behavioral therapy, a motivational-enhancement strategy or a combination of change models, The Change Companies® Interactive Journaling® resources offer a simple but dynamic delivery system for the provider of services and each program participant.