Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

Advanced Parenting Skills

8 and 12-Hour Courses

Developed by Dr. Elizabeth LaMont, LCSW

Children don’t come with instruction manuals but taking a parenting skills class, just like this one, might be the next best thing. There is so much to know if you want to raise happy children who will grow up to be competent, confident, and self-reliant adults. So where to start? Parents want what is best for their children and parenting can be overwhelming, so we simplify it. The content for this class is easy to understand so every parent can put the information they have learned into practice. The course helps parents learn about themselves and their children. They gain knowledge of what they can expect from their children at different developmental stages.

Alcohol Education

2 and 4-Hour Courses

This class is designed to help participants expand their knowledge on the dangers of alcohol and underage drinking.

Topics Covered: Pre-Test for Alcohol Education, Underage Drinking, Understanding Blood Alcohol Content, Consequences of an Underage DUI, Alcohol and your Brain and Body, Alcohol and the Law, Alcohol on Your Brain and Body, How People Behave When Drunk, The Dangers of Driving Under the Influence, Recognizing the Signs of Alcohol Abuse, What Alcohol Abuse Costs Society, Abuse and Other Problems Associated with Alcohol Use, How Alcohol Affects Your Family, Legal Aspects of Alcohol and Drug Use, Risk And Consequences of DUI/DWI, and Effects of Alcohol and Drugs on Driving.

Anger Management Available in Spanish

4, 8, 10, and 12-Hour Courses

Developed by Dr. Elizabeth LaMont, LCSW

The heat of the moment can get away from us and thinking errors can have serious consequences. This anger management class teaches how to make a plan to avoid these thinking errors and moderate emotions. Overall, the class is educational in nature and includes information on exploring the root of anger, defining anger, coping strategies, family conflict, conflict resolution skills, thinking errors, and making better decisions.

Bullying, Sexting, and Cyber Safety

2-Hour Course

This 2-hour class is designed to approach very complex issues surrounding sexting from an educational standpoint. The program places an emphasis on sexting prevention and addressing the legal, social, emotional, and educational impact. Many are not aware of the long-term effects of sexting. Often times a decision in the moment can cause both psychological and legal harm in the future. Such consequences can include being charged with production and distribution of child pornography, bullying, and more.

A Child Abuse and Neglect Class

12-Hour Course

Developed by Dr. Elizabeth LaMont, LCSW

Enroll in this course to learn about a very common type of child abuse. Child neglect is failure to provide for a child’s basic needs, whether it’s inadequate food, clothing, hygiene, or supervision. Our program on child abuse and neglect will include definitions, identification of signs and symptoms, statistics and data, risk and protective factors, grooming practices of perpetrators, the impact on individuals and society, and more.

Child Endangerment Class

12-Hour Course

Developed by Dr. Elizabeth LaMont, LCSW

Sometimes a quick decision can put parents and their children at great risk. These decisions are often thinking errors and parents just need some guidance to avoid them. Common examples of child endangerment include: leaving a child unattended in a motor vehicle, drug arrest in the presence of a child, positive drug test, driving while intoxicated with child in the motor vehicle, speeding more than 20 MPH over the posted speed limit, hiring a person with a known history of sexual offenses as a childcare provider, drug manufacturing in the presence of a child, leaving a young child unsupervised in an unsafe area or any time a child was placed in a potentially harmful situation - either through negligence or misconduct.

Cognitive Thinking and Decision-Making Skills Class Available in Spanish

4-Hour Course

Developed by Dr. Elizabeth LaMont, LCSW

Good decision-making skills, responsibility, and appropriate thinking help us interact well with others and shape our life into something we want. To teach these skills and values, this class aims at reinforcing positive behaviors and teaching the importance of doing the right thing.

Topics Covered: Thinking Errors, Conflict Management, Communication skills, Seemingly Unimportant Decisions, Decision Making, Values and Decisions, Values, Responsibility, Boundaries, Your Choices, Your Happiness and more.

Drug & Alcohol Education Available in Spanish

6, 8, 12, and 16-Hour Courses

Drugs and alcohol are everywhere. From legal prescriptions and legally purchased liquor to street drugs and underage drinking. It’s no wonder why or how adults and teens alike start something that could turn into a destructive habit. After completing this class, participants will have information on the dangers associated with drugs and alcohol. The class will cover the effects of drugs on the brain and body, detailed information on 25 different drugs, consequences of drugs and alcohol, and values.

Drug Offender/Drug Possession Education Program

6, 8, and 12-Hour Courses

This program is designed to educate both adults and juveniles on the dangers and consequences of drug use and abuse. After completing this class, participants will have information on Opioid Dangers, Prescription Opioids, Fentanyl, Heroin, Drugs and Illegal Activities, Dangers of Drug Abuse, Drug Dependency, Dangers Associated with Drugs and Alcohol, Drugs on the Brain and Body, Drug Possession and Child Safety, How Substances Affect Driving Skills, and the Long-Term Health Consequences of Drug Use.

DUI Education Course

6, 8, and 12-Hour Courses

Driving under the influence is dangerous and this program is designed to educate DUI offenders on its risks. The course teaches how drugs and alcohol affect driving skills and how to prevent future DUI behaviors.

Topics Covered: Consequences of DUI, Legal Consequences of DUI, DUI and Traffic Safety, Responsible Drinking, Alcohol and the Law, How Alcohol and Drugs Affect the Brain, Drugs and Driving, and Decision-Making Skills.

Financial Management Class

4-Hour Course

When finances get out of control, it is easy for other areas of life to destabilize too. Budgeting and managing money are not always simple and can be thrown off course when the car breaks down or the A/C needs to be replaced. It helps to be prepared for both expected bills and unexpected events. This 4-hour course acts as a guide providing easy and practical steps to prioritize financial obligations.

Topics Covered: Budgeting, Debt, Wants vs. Needs, Predatory Loans, and Money Means Freedom.

Life Skills Class Available in Spanish

10 and 20-Hour Courses

Life is complicated. There are grey areas and tough decisions to be made. Decisions which can have long term consequences – both good and bad. So how do we make good choices? The world is full of bad advice and flawed reasoning and we need a map to avoid these bumps on the road to a good life. To avoid the “bumps” this Life Skills course acts as a guide, teaching well-reasoned thinking and providing good advice using real word examples. It can be hard to see the future consequences of a quick decision, but this course acts as a guide to making the right choices. The course also has a focus on teaching responsibility and appropriate thinking because we all have to handle life’s problems. Additionally, this class aims at reinforcing positive behaviors and teaching the importance of choosing to do the right thing.

Topics Covered: Thinking Errors, Decision-Making Skills, Time Management, Character Building, Importance of Integrity, Self-Esteem, Personal Responsibility, Taking Responsibility, Communication Skills, Boundaries, Conflict Management, Family Conflict, Crisis Intervention, Positive Thinking, and Motivation.

Marijuana Awareness/THC Education Available in Spanish

4-Hour Course

This 4-hour Marijuana Awareness and THC Education class educates participants the adverse physical, mental, emotional, and behavioral effects of marijuana use. Upon completion the participant will understand how marijuana can impair short-term memory, judgment, and perception.

Topics Covered: Marijuana as a Drug, Marijuana and Its Addictive Qualities, Drug Facts, Synthetic Marijuana, and Marijuana’s Effects on the Brain and Body.

Nicotine/Tobacco/Juuling Awareness Program

6-Hour Course

This Nicotine Awareness class is an eye-opener for any young person. If life is a game, then big tobacco companies try to rig the game against you. From nicotine addiction to a cancer diagnosis, it all comes down to making a dollar at the detriment of the consumer.

Topics Covered: Juuling, laws that protect minors, information on the addictive qualities of nicotine products, the deceptive practices of the tobacco industry, and how young people are targeted in order to sell deadly and addictive products.

Opioid Education

4-Hour Course

This Opioid Education Class is an eye-opener! Designed to educate and bring awareness to the dangers of opioids, prescription opioids, addiction, overdose, and the national epidemic.

Topics Covered: Opioid Basics, Opioid Abuse, The Opioid Epidemic, Prescription Opioids, Heroin, Fentanyl and Naloxone/NARCAN.

Theft/Shoplifting/Petty Theft Intervention Available in Spanish

2, 4, 8, and 12-Hour Courses

Our Theft Intervention/Shoplifting Prevention Class is designed to help individuals learn to accept responsibility for their impulsive behaviors and to overcome thinking errors. Participants will learn to identify necessary steps to make a positive change, avoid future negative behaviors and to make better choices and decisions.

Topics covered: Taking Responsibility, Thinking Errors, Seemingly Unimportant Decisions, How We Make Decisions, Values and Decisions, Wants vs. Needs, Theft, Shoplifting and Stealing, Money and Freedom, Debt, Predatory Loans, Budgeting, Self-Esteem, Family Conflict, Communication Skills, Values, Your Choices, Integrity, Character Building, and General Life Skills.

Substance Abuse and Parenting

12-Hour Course

Developed by Dr. Elizabeth LaMont, LCSW

This course details the dramatic and negative effects substance abuse can have on a parent's behavior, judgment, and impulse control. The course looks at both the short- and long-term effects of substance abuse, as well as the complications caused by substance abuse during pregnancy. The course contains a self-scoring assessment to help parents recognize the warning signs in themselves and explains where to turn for help and treatment.

Truancy Intervention Program for Parents (TIPP and STIPP)Available in Spanish

4-Hour Course

The Truancy Intervention Program for Parents (TIPP) and Spanish Truancy Intervention Program for Parents (STIPP) are designed to give parents practical information they can use immediately. Along with useful tips, the program helps identify and address the common issues parents may be experiencing. To a child, the temptation of being truant can seem great in the moment. However, the long-term consequences of dropping out are overwhelming. Parents often do not realize they are contributing to non-attendance and sending their child down a dangerous path. Sometimes children and parents need simply need guidance and encouragement. There are different ways to find help and it is never too late for a child to graduate.

Truancy Intervention Program for Students (TIPS)

4-Hour Course

The Truancy and Absence Intervention Program for Students focuses on areas of self-esteem, positive thinking, motivation, and reaching full potential. In addition, the program also covers why school is important, useful, and not a waste of time. We provide examples of how math and reading skills are used in the real world to promote the importance of school. We also share the chilling statistics of those who fail to graduate. Both are done in contrast to show the overwhelming benefits of finishing school and the how the absence from school can destroy young lives – a choice most regret. It is important to have hope for the future.

Victim Impact Panel

2-Hour Course

The Victim Impact Panel (VIP) is an awareness program for offenders convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. The panel is 2-3 hours in length and consists of 10 stories, presented by real victims and their families. The program also has 'real offenders' telling their own personal stories and how they are living a life of regret.