ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
What is the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program and why is it important?
America has a severe problem with the abuse of alcohol, prescription medication and illicit drugs. Whether it is alcohol, pain medication, or illegal drugs like methamphetamine or heroin, the use of substances for pleasure can escalate quickly to dependency that can sap your quality of life and cause you, your family and those around you to suffer immeasurably. Because substance use moves quickly from experimentation, to habituation, to abuse and finally to dependency, it is vital you get help early.
The Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program can help you to understand your own attraction to alcohol and drugs and how to break the chain of decisions that lead to abuse. You’ll learn to change your way of thinking about your problems and substitute a healthier means of coping with them that don’t involve substance misuse.
You’ve been assigned to the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program because you’ve demonstrated you are powerless to control your misuse with your present understanding of the problem and skills. Your participation will indicate a willingness to learn an alternative to the unhealthy thinking patterns and behaviors that have caused you problems in the past so you can face life more responsibly.
What is the Anger Management Program and why is it important?
The program explains that anger is a natural human emotion that can range from mild irritation to full rage. It can be caused by frustration, hurt, criticism, threats or any of a dozen triggers and every individual’s anger response to those situations is different. Anger can be helpful when it energizes us to take proper action, handle situations constructively and solve problems. However, anger that causes us to lose control and turn destructive or violent is when it becomes unhealthy.
The Anger Management Program helps you to understand what constitutes healthy anger and how to change your anger responses so you are under control. You’ll learn what triggers your out-of-control responses and how to diffuse them before they become dangerous.
It’s important because not only does your anger cause harm to others but to yourself through poor health and social interaction. Through the Anger Management Program, you’ll learn to adjust your anger responses to healthier level and channel them constructively.
Changing long-held beliefs and lifelong habits is not easy but you can do it. This program will help you to make an effective start. Plus, your participation indicates a willingness to learn an alternative to the negative behaviors and thinking patterns that have caused you trouble in the past.
What is the Animal Care Program and why is it needed and important?
Various laws protect the standard of care that many animals receive from their owners. This course will provide students general knowledge of animal laws and how they apply to animal cruelty, hoarding and other ownership issues. It will also provide information on proper medical, housing and other topics to educate the students on how to properly care for their animals.
The Animal Care online instruction program can be viewed and the accompanying test can be completed in the comfort of your home at your convenience. When you receive a passing score on the test, it transmits that score to the proper authority, allowing you to complete the requirements of their assignment. You’ll be taking a positive step to making informed choices and making sure you are in full control of your life and future.
BOATING AND OUTDOORS
Program was created to help you understand the general laws and regulations governing boating as well as how to conduct yourself in any wilderness excursions. Navigation rules are extensive and stringent because they are so important and, while boating laws will vary slightly from state to state, the program will give you a basic knowledge of some of the most important.
The Boating & Outdoor Responsibility Program gives you practical direction for many aspects of water and wilderness recreation. You’ll learn what is expected of you as a conscientious outdoor sports enthusiast.
Plus, your participation indicates a willingness to learn an alternative to the negative behaviors and thinking patterns that have caused you problems in the past.
What is the Bullying Issue Program and why is it important to understand bullying?
This relevant, practical course dealing with bullying issues explores bullying in a way that is understandable, practical, and honest. The Bullying Issues Program defines the difference between bullying and conflict, the uses of internet to further increase problems through cyber-bullying, and the many ways you can help diminish the issue and improve yourself to handle bullying situations.
This course also provides a demonstration of what bullying looks like and how bystanders play an active role in helping or hindering bullying within schools or the workplace. Also, time is spent to focus on what a person can do to help themselves or others who might be experiencing bullying by looking at the 5 C’s that every person needs to develop within themselves to become effective at dealing with problematic situations involving bullying.
The course also looks at what a bully needs to know; this module provides some surprising information that every person who is labeled a bully needs to hear. With the Bullying Issues Program, you will gain important insight into the role of a bully, victim, and bystander and how you can become more engaged and equipped no matter what role you find yourself playing.
Lastly, this course provides helpful “talking points” throughout the video that helps you follow along more closely and allows you to understand the important aspects of the course. By participating in this course, you will be given the tools to make a difference in how you handle bullying issues and how to handle those situations more appropriately.
What is the Conflict Resolution Program and why is it needed and important?
This program explores and explains something that every person experiences – conflict with other people. Regardless of who you are, if you are surrounded by people, you will deal with conflict. Learning how to handle conflict is incredibly important. When conflict is ignored or not handled properly, it can lead to even greater issues with people and create more anger within us.
The Conflict Resolution Program helps you understand conflict truths that are present in every fight, argument, and situation. You’ll learn the problems that can hinder conflict resolution from body language to the use of technology. You will also understand how to think through conflict and prepare a “game plan” before you interact with the person of conflict.
This course provides you with a simple, effective, and practical way to handle conflict using the F.I.R.R. technique. It is important to learn ways to handle conflict so your anger doesn’t get out of control, you’ll live more in peace with others, and you have a way of controlling your emotions. With the Conflict Resolution Program, you’ll learn how to change your current way of handling problems with other people and feel confident and motivated to deal with conflict in a positive way.
Lastly, this course provides helpful “talking points” throughout the video that helps you follow along more closely and allows you to understand the important aspects of the course. By participating in this course, you will be given the tools to make a difference in how you communicate with others and handle conflict more appropriately.
What is the DUI Program and why is it important?
The curriculum of the DUI program provides a real life and emotional approach opening the eyes of the student to the harsh realities and consequences of driving under the influence. Exercises focus on impact of DUI on the offender and society, legal and statistical information, as well as alcohol and drug facts. (Appropriate for ages 16 and up).
What is the Financial Responsibility Program and why is it needed and important?
Having a basic understanding of personal finance is a critical skill for all citizens. This course will provide general knowledge of managing their personal finances including impact of bad check writing on the offender and society, check book balancing, budgeting and financial planning.
The Financial Responsibility online instruction program can be viewed and the accompanying test can be completed in the comfort of your home at your convenience. When you receive a passing score on the test, it transmits that score to the proper authority, allowing you to complete the requirements of their assignment. You’ll be taking a positive step toward making informed choices and making sure you are in full control of your life and future.
Thinking for change is the online education program that teaches you to make good choices and change for the better
We all face challenges in our lives, but the ways we can approach those challenges are endless. In this course you will learn about some of the different types of challenges people may face in their lives, the choices people might make when dealing with those challenges, and how a person can make changes if things are not turning out the way they want.
Thinking for change can be taken in the comfort of your own home at any time of the day or night. All you need is an internet connection.
This program will help you take an inventory of your learning and lifestyle to better understand your current situation. It then helps you to evaluate and face the challenges life presents you and it will assist you in making better choices and positive change introducing you to a brighter future.
What is the Marijuana Education program and why is it important?
America is undergoing changes to its attitudes toward marijuana and those changes are being reflected in laws regarding the drug in different states around the nation. Unlike some other more powerful controlled drugs, marijuana’s effects can vary from mild to more severe and can be different for adolescents and young adults as compared to adults. Because of these factors, it’s important to be armed with facts before making decisions about recreational use of the drug.
The Marijuana Education course is assigned for possession violations and probation sanctions and can help you to separate fact from myth regarding marijuana, form your own conclusions about it as a drug and determine how you will treat it in your better-informed future. You’ll learn to think critically about marijuana so you can make decisions that reflect what is best for your life.
You may have been assigned to the Marijuana Education program because you’ve demonstrated your recreational drug use is a problem for you. Your participation will indicate a willingness to learn a more informed attitude about marijuana and perhaps avoid problems caused by a lack of understanding of the drug and its effects.
What is the Parenting Program and why is it important?
Parenting is a very difficult job, especially if the goal is to produce a capable and responsible adult. Something that makes parenting so challenging is that parents are responsible for raising and developing the “whole” child, not just some “parts” of the child. This program teaches parenting best practices and styles, child development and temperament, caring for children’s physical needs, the importance of structure and routine, and child discipline.
What is the Responsible Hunting Program and why is it important?
Whether you use a firearm or a bow, the Responsible Hunting Program was created to help you understand the general laws governing hunting and how to conduct yourself before, during and after your hunting excursions.
While each state has its own set of laws governing hunting and it is your responsibility to know them, there is also a culture of proper procedure and courtesies that accompany this pastime. It is not enough just to know how to safely operate your firearm or hunting bow. You must embrace the spirit of the sport so that you demonstrate respect for the rights and feelings of others with whom you come in contact.
The Responsible Hunting Program gives you practical direction for all phases of hunting – before, during and after. You’ll learn about landowners’ rights, the proper way to transport the game you’ve hunted, how you should conduct yourself as a hunter and much more.
In addition, you’ll learn how to grow as a hunter so that you protect and preserve the sport for those who follow you.
This program will help you to become the hunter who is a credit to the sport. Plus, your participation indicates a willingness to learn an alternative to the negative behaviors and thinking patterns that have caused you trouble in the past.
What is the Shoplifting Program and why is it important?
The vast majority of shoplifters are “non-professionals” who steal, not out of criminal intent, financial need or greed, but as a response to social and personal pressures. For many, shoplifting is often not a pre-meditated crime. In fact, nearly three quarters of adult and adolescent shoplifters do not plan in advance to steal. For those, the effects of getting caught and prosecuted can have devastating effect on an otherwise law-abiding life.
The Shoplifting Program online education protocol was designed to help those people who view shoplifting as a minor violation to see it in its true context as an indicator of more serious antisocial behavior. Further it is designed to help them change their unhealthy patterns that led to their shoplifting crime.
Shoplifters are assigned to this program so they may look closely at their motivations for shoplifting and begin to make changes. The program gives you mechanisms to understand the urge you feel to steal and adopt a fundamental approach to changing your behavior.
You’ve been assigned to this program because you’ve stolen. Your active participation will indicate a willingness to learn an alternative to the negative behaviors and thinking patterns that have caused you problems, the first step to demonstrating the changes you need to make.
What is Traffic Safety Program and why is it important?
The program consists of the acclaimed traffic safety video program SMARTDRIVER “Strategies For Survival.” The video content can be viewed online and completed in the comfort of your own home. Following the video, you will be asked to complete a 20-question, true-or-false exam based on the content in the video. Upon successful completion of the exam, your citation will be dismissed.
Here’s why it’s an important alternative to a fine and/or points on your license for a moving violation. Experienced drivers know that there is no way to predict the behavior of other drivers. We see drivers tailgating, speeding, weaving in and out of traffic and disregarding the basic rules of the road. We do know that aggressive driving is rampant on our streets and highways, causing motor vehicle collisions and taking a toll in both financial and human terms. The purpose of this program is both to demonstrate the most common aggressive driving scenarios and what to do about them.
The Traffic Safety Program has been created to provide you with an advantage. By focusing on primary aggressive driving scenarios, this program will help you avoid initiating, instigating, retaliating for or being the victim of an aggressive driving situation. You’ll learn that a safe driver is a smart driver.
What is the Truancy Program and why is it important?
The consequences of chronically skipping school are profound. Statistically, truants are the youth most likely to drop out of school permanently and, without at least a high school diploma, their long-term prospects for success in the job market are extremely low. But, if young people can be shown why school is so important and then learn to change their way of thinking about school in a negative way to a long-term strategy for success, they stand a much better chance of sticking with it until they receive their diploma.
The Truancy Program can help you to understand your own motivations for skipping school and help you change your way of thinking about the importance of earning your diploma. You’ll explore why you now think the way you do and learn a better approach. The program gives you instruction in how to resist the temptation you feel to skip school and adopt a realistic means of establishing goals and sticking with them.
You’ve been assigned to this program because you’ve demonstrated a history of truancy. Your active participation in the Truancy Program will indicate a willingness to learn an alternative to those negative behaviors and thinking patterns that have caused you problems in the past. You’ll be building a brighter future for yourself.
What is the Underage Drinking Program and why is it important?
The greatest danger that faces young men and women today is the prevalence of alcohol and illegal substances in our society and the extreme pressure they are under to experiment with them. It is only natural for teenagers to be compelled to be popular and go along with what others are doing. For most, their self-esteem is frequently wrapped up in being accepted as part of the crowd. Unfortunately, increasingly, that means they will be around others who are abusing alcohol and controlled substances. What begins as experimenting can escalate quickly into abuse and dependency and the consequences can be tragic.
The Underage Drinking Program can help you to understand your own motivations to fit in with the crowd and experiment with alcohol and drugs. You’ll discover what’s at stake by hearing firsthand experiences of others who fell into abusive behavior with alcohol and drugs and what their advice is to you. The program gives you mechanisms to resist the peer pressure you feel and adopt a realistic means of walking your own path of sobriety and self-esteem.
You’ve been assigned to this program because you’ve demonstrated you are in danger with alcohol or drugs. Your participation will indicate a willingness to learn an alternative to the negative behaviors and thinking patterns that have caused you problems in the past so you can build a brighter future.