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Character Etiquette, Education & Life Skills

Goals: Reduce Recidivism among Gwinnett County Youth Probationers.

Objectives: Offer Educational Workshops to impact Gwinnett County Youth Probationers. Our program is divided into three (4hr) workshops.

Method: Hands on Activities, Workshops, Community Service Projects, and Mentorship. Our classes can be divided into sections or be combined to meet the probationer’s needs.

Character Education:

1. Service Learning

2. Civics Education

3. Prosocial Skills

4. Habits & Mind

5. Emotional Intelligence

6. Moral Intelligence

7. Effective Behavior

Etiquette:

1. Formal Settings

2. Social Settings

3. Workplace

4. Body Language Etiquette

5. Manners

6. Netiquette

7. Civility

Life Skills:

1. Negotiation Skills

2. Employability Skills

3. Leadership Skills

4. Presentation Skills

5. Time Management Skills

6. Stress Management Skills

7. Problem Solving Skills

Upon completion of all sections, lunch will be catered in a semiformal setting and the participant will practice Social Etiquette Skills.

Outcomes:

• Connecting stakeholders and community partners to youth participants.

• Expose participants to knowledge of career success factors and the importance of networking opportunities.

• Educate participants on how to develop professionalism as a characteristic trait to increase the likelihood of career promotions and other career moves.

• Provide participants with access to network and support systems that will facilitate personal growth and development.

Other Integrated Components: Participants are paired with mentors to provide Career Development Support, Guidance, and Coaching. Virtual Mentoring is also an option to connect participants, program alumni, and flash mentors to share resources and provide virtual mentoring opportunities  through social media venues.

Community Service Projects

Community Service Contracts are well-planned, organized, and voluntary efforts designed to address a specific need in the community.

Community Service can be performed at county parks, libraries, public schools, hospitals, retirement/nursing homes, churches and religious organizations, Special Olympics, campaigning for political candidates or camps.

Community Service may not be performed for family or friends. No pay or material compensation may be received.

Community Service Cannot Be Performed During School Hours. Projects should be supervised by a private or non-profit agency, public or governmental agency, or religious organization.

When the Community Service hours are completed, a letter of completion will be provided.

Community Service Projects:

• Chores for Charity

Participants are dispatched into the community to service residents in the following capacities: Landscaping, Painting, Cleaning, Plumbing, and Carpentry

• D.I.N.E. (Direct Impact New Empowerment)

• Trinity Stables

Website: Trinity Stables

Hours to Report: Monday 3PM-9PM / Wednesday 3PM-6PM / Friday 3PM-9PM / Saturday 3PM-9PM

Contact: 770-676-1577

• Clerical Duties

• Pantry Services

Participants help to feed the homeless and provide food and other services to the less fortunate.

Anger Management & Domestic Violence

Knowing that we have many options when dealing with our anger is empowering. We can either be out of control or in control. The choice is ours.

If you have been required to take an anger management class for court or probation, look no further. We understand that while you may not have an anger problem, you might need to learn new ways of managing your anger. Anger is a natural emotion; nobody should ever feel bad about experiencing it, but we want to ensure that you have all the tools to prevent violence, understand triggers, and avoid anger when possible.

Some questions to ask yourself before attending Anger Management Courses are:

How often do you feel anger?

How often do you feel rage?

How often are you violent due to rage?

What is your go-to response when you start feeling angry?

What do you do to cool down after getting angry?

Who or what is your most common trigger?

Is it a family member or spouse?

Think deeply about anything and everything that makes you angry, and be honest with yourself. What do you think you could learn in Anger Management classes? We try our best to provide you with value and lessons that you can implement in your everyday lives.

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence is a violent confrontation between family or household members involving Physical Harm, Sexual Assault, or Fear of Physical Harm. Family or household members include spouses / former spouses, those in (or formerly in) a dating relationship, adults related by blood or marriage, and those who have a biological or legal parent-child relationship.

The batterer uses acts of violence and a series of behaviors, including intimidation, threats, psychological abuse, and isolation to coerce and to control the other person. The violence may not happen often, but may remain a hidden and constant terrorizing factor. Domestic violence is not only physical and sexual violence but also psychological. Psychological Violence means intense and repetitive degradation, creating isolation, and controlling the actions or behaviors of the spouse through intimidation or manipulation to the detriment of the individual.

Domestic violence destroys the home. No one deserves to be abused. The responsibility for the violence belongs to the abuser. It is not the victim’s fault!

Why Get Help?

The danger is real.

If you are controlling or have a controlling partner, don’t ignore these behaviors. They are not the result of stress, anger, drugs or alcohol. They are learned behaviors that one person uses to dominate, intimidate and manipulate. They are destructive and dangerous. If the abuse continues without outside help, the abusing partner may risk being arrested, going to jail, or losing the relationship.

Domestic violence hurts all family members. When a person is abusive he or she eventually loses the trust and respect of his or her partner. Abused partners are afraid to communicate their feelings and needs. Everyone has the right to feel safe in a relationship.

With help, people who are abusive can learn to be non-violent.