Cobert Safety Professionals has adopted The Change Companies® Forward Thinking Interactive Journaling® Series to address the most common issues contributing to truancy.
These cognitive-behavioral courses, “Responsible Behavior” and “What Got Me Here,” are each delivered in an 8-hour 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.”
“Responsible Behavior” focuses on the link between thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Participants explore the connection between situations, self-talk and feelings, and how they relate to behavior choices. Participants are introduced to the Behavior Check. A section addressing marijuana use has been added to course.
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.