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Travis County Counseling
and Education Services

Education Programs

Call (512) 854-9540 Monday thru Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to schedule classes.
 

Adult Programs:


Bad Checks


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Class Objectives:
To understand the process of how to change behavior,
To discover how attitudes or beliefs can affect my behavior,
To understand how to control my attitudes and emotions so that I can take more control of my life,
To decide to make positive steps to alter my present behavior,
To make a commitment to understand how to create a budget and balance a checkbook.

Skills Taught:
Balancing a checking account, budgeting, responsibility, coping with stress, making healthy choices, determining Wants vs. Needs, shopping for a Bank, Self-improvement and goal setting.

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Shoplifting / Theft


( Class Details )

Course Objectives:

To understand the process of changing negative behavior,
To discover how attitudes can override values,
To understand how to avoid negative influences,
To develop a plan to alter presents behavior,
To establish goal-directed behavior patterns,
To make a firm commitment never to repeat as a criminal offender.

Skills Taught:
Steps to Self Improvement, values, listening to your inner voice,Who is a Criminal?, responsibility, trust, budgeting, staying in control, managing stress, choices & consequences, wants vs. needs and establishing goals.

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Assault / Misdemeanor


( Class Details )

Course Objectives:
To understand why people use violence,
To discover how attitudes can override values,
To learn how to identify and control strong emotions,
To learn how to develop a plan to alter present behavior,
To gain better self-control,
To learn to walk away from confrontations,
To establish goal-directed behavior patterns,
To make a firm commitment never to repeat as a criminal offender.

Skills Taught:
What is Violence, values, Who is a Criminal?, managing stress, choices & consequences, staying in control, responsibility, communication, assertive behavior and Steps to self-improvement.

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Multiple Offender / Felony


( Class Details )

Course Objectives:
To Understand the process of changing negative behavior.
To Discover how attitudes affect behavior.
To understand how to control attitudes and emotions.
To understand how to take better control of life.
To decide to take positive steps to alter present behavior.
To establish goal-directed behavior patterns.
To gain skills in personal responsibility, financial management, interpersonal relationships, job readiness, and self-improvement.
To make a firm commitment never to knowingly repeat as a criminal offender.

Skills Taught:
Budgeting, managing stress, interviewing for jobs, identifying criminal behavior, responsibility, staying in control, choices & consequences, effects of alcohol and drugs, determining Wants vs. Needs, earning and income, relationship building, communication skills, making healthy choices, Steps to Self-improvement and goal setting.

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Youth Programs:


Youth Misdemeanor I


( Class Details )

Course Objectives:
To understand what led them to break the law and the consequences of breaking the law.
To understand the process of changing and avoiding negative behavior.
To discover how to improve self-esteem and increase the quality of life.
To learn how to solve personal problems and control stress.
To develop or establish goal-directed behavior.
To make a commitment to never knowingly commit another criminal offense.

Skills Taught:
Solving personal problems, dealing with Peer Pressure, building Self-esteem, developing positive values, responsible, goal setting, respecting others' property, determining Wants vs. Needs, responsibility, law awareness and choice & consequences.

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Youth Misdemeanor II / Truancy


( Class Details )

Course Objectives:
To understand the process of changing subconscious values
To discover how to improve self-esteem and increase the quality of life
To identify factors and use resources that will help on to finish school or stay out of the criminal justice system
To understand the importance of an education and its effect on making a good income
To learn how to solve personal problems and control stress
To understand the law and how it affect them through the Law Related Education Program (mock trials, role-play simulations, etc..)
To make a commitment to never knowingly commit another criminal offense

Skills Taught:
Solving personal problems, dealing with Peer Pressure, building Self-esteem, developing positive values, understanding skills and education needed to earn a living, making healthy choices, goal setting, respecting others' property, determining Wants vs. Needs, responsibility and law awareness.

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Tobacco Cessation


( Class Details )

Course Objectives:
To understand the history and current tobacco laws
To understand the health consequences of tobacco use
To identify and control the factors that influence behavior
To develop a renewed awareness of tobacco responsibilities
To develop a plan to alter present tobacco use

Skills Taught:
History of Tobacco, Surgeon General's Warnings, considering quitting health consequences of Tobacco use, recognizing and dealing with emotions, goal setting, methods of quitting, coping skills, responsibility, law awareness and choice & consequences.

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Additional Program:


Juvenile Anger Management


( Class Details )

Course Objectives:
To understand how and why laws are made
To understand the process of changing negative behavior
To discover what attitudes and values are and how they affect behavior
To understand the importance of participation in groups and the community
To gain skills in critical thinking and decision making
To understand and practice problem solving; conflict management and mediation
To gain the respect of authority
To make a firm commitment never to knowingly repeat as a criminal offender

Skills Taught:
How to identify basis for the law (principles, rights, etc.), how one can affect the laws and legal system, how to make use of one's rights and responsibilities under the law, identifying consequences to specific behaviors, identifying criminal behavior and alternative behavior, staying in control, communication, relationship building through respecting others' ideas and opinions and building self-esteem.

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