ARISE Foundation will conduct its powerful two-day ARISE Life-Skills Facilitator Certification Training April 16 and 17 at the Palm Beach Juvenile Correctional Facility (PBJCF). These intense workshops train those who work with at-risk and troubled youth to conduct ARISE Life-Skills lessons at their facilities.
The Palm Beach Juvenile Correctional Facility, a high-risk, 118-bed facility serving males aged 13 to 18, has worked with ARISE for many years. Through a grant provided by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and support by Congressman Alcee Hastings of Florida’s 23rd district, ARISE will train ten staff members of the PBJCF as ARISE Certified Life-Skills Facilitators. The training will allow these dedicated men and women to lead group discussions and activities on social and leadership skills with the youth and to work with the ARISE curricula. The ARISE staff training and curricula lend structure to lessons and encourage creativity and conversation. The ARISE curricula contain valuable information on anger management, self-esteem, drug and alcohol abuse prevention, communication and much more.
For over 20 years, ARISE has operated as a developer and publisher of Life Management Skills curricula and staff training programs. Designed to reach at-risk, incarcerated youth in detention centers and secure facilities, ARISE is also utilized as a powerful prevention tool for teenagers and young adults. ARISE programs consist of interactive group discussions and activities designed to break the ice quickly and grab the attention of even the most reserved participants. ARISE is particularly appropriate for youth with special requirements such as limited reading and/or writing ability and behavioral problems.
In its home state of Florida, ARISE has been effectively utilized for decades in the Miami-Dade School system, and its programs have been changing the lives of juvenile offenders in the Florida juvenile justice system since 1996. Its dynamic programs are being taught in over 70 facilities across the state.
ARISE programs are also used in the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and over 100 organizations in the District of Columbia, including Washington, D.C. public and charter schools, the D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, the Metropolitan Police, the District of Columbia jail and the D.C. Superior Court Probation Department.
A recent study by Vanderbilt University and the University of Maryland showed that the cost of one offender with at least six police contacts from childhood to age 32 is $3,172,998. In other words, rescuing one child from a life of crime saves taxpayers more than $3 million dollars.
Since ARISE (ariselife-skills.org) was established over two decades ago, it has trained and certified 5,284 facilitators who have taught over 4,011,242 documented hours of ARISE life-skills lessons across the United States. ARISE is also being used in Canada, Jamaica, England, Australia, Bahamas, Bermuda, New Zealand, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Bosnia, Kazakhstan, Central Asia and the Kingdom of Bahrain. ARISE curricula are presently being translated into Kazakh, Russian, Urdu and Punjabi.
For more information, or to schedule a training, please call Yasmin at ARISE toll free: 1 (888) 680-6100 or visit the website.