Programs for Correctional Settings

 

Breaking BarriersA Framework for Breaking Barriers - A Cognitive Reality Model

A Cognitive Reality Model combines Gordon Graham’s critical thinking skills training with Hyrum Smith’s Reality Model. It is a powerful cognitive skills curriculum that can be utilized in any correctional setting, from maximum security to probation and parole. Combining personal testimonials from inmates and former inmates, including Graham’s own personal experience, results in a process that has a major impact on participants’ lives.

 

Framework for Recovery

Framework for Recovery

Framework for Recovery is a training process that leads participants through a series of 12 sessions consisting of video/dvd presentations by Gordon Graham followed up with application

Driven group and individual workshops. The process teaches critical thinking skills that address specific issues and challenges facing people in the process of recovery from drugs and alcohol. This program also teaches how to recognize how they think and how they can control the decision they make.

 

New Realities Breaking Employment Barriers

New Realities Breaking Employment Barriers

New Realities Breaking Employment Barriers is a training program designed for people in transition - bridging the gap from joblessness to employment. This one-day seminar combines participation-based workshops with Gordon Graham’s video training series. It offers opportunities for breaking employment barriers through tools and techniques packaged in a cognitive skill building step-by-step plan.

Admissions and Orientation: A Framework for Breaking BarriersAdmissions and Orientation: A Framework for Breaking Barriers

The start of incarceration, whether it's to serve 10 years in prison or 30 days in jail, is perhaps the most devastating experience possible. We face every emotion known: sorrow, pain, remorse, anger, loneliness, fear, self-pity, and emptiness. It's a time when we make decisions that impact the way we do our time, how much time we do, and whether we do anything productive with our time. It's a time when the awareness of the need to change is at its highest.

Admissions and Orientation: A Framework for Breaking Barriers - A Cognitive Reality Model was designed to offer an opportunity to make more conscious decision on the front end of a sentence. This five-session training series can have a major impact on how men and women do their time.

The series features Gordon Graham, creator of Breaking Barriers and Framework for Recovery, and Hyrum Smith, who developed the Franklin Reality Model. Each facilitated session is workshop oriented and application driven. Participants work from a small application guide which will also serve as a planning tool. The series was designed for maximum impact in a minimal time period.