Change from the Inside Out
Life Skills is a seven-week program taught five days a week for five hours a day inside the Union County Jail. The program educates and challenges men and women clients to live an improved life in several key areas:
- Boundary setting
- Disease prevention
- Addiction recovery
- Character development
- Building and maintaining relationships
- Anger and stress management
- Goal setting, budget development
- Negative emotional issues identification and elimination (12-Step approach)
- Marriage and family relationships
- Job preparation
Initiation of Case Management
After three weeks in the Life Skills class, participation in a case management After Care program and is made available to each Life Skills participant. This voluntary program follows the Life Skills participant from incarceration to release into the community. Re-entry transition is more successful when supportive relationships are established while incarcerated via a program like Life Skills and Shine, SCM’s children’s program to help with reunification.
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