Incarcerated & Re-Entry Community


It is our honor to serve leaders who serve incarcerated persons or those who are re-entering communities. The need to understand the tools for making peace and to gain knowledge of healthy skills for emotion management and wise choices is paramount to all community members. ARC curricula have been used in various settings including juvenile halls, boot camps, county detention facilities, immigration and customs and processing centers and prisons (including The California Institute for Men in Chino). See testimonials of leaders who report that having these skills is extremely helpful for inmates, to the extent that crime has dropped inside facilities.

California Institute for Men

California Institute for Men, also referred to as “Chino State Prison” is a state-run prison located in Southern California. The Active Adults curriculum has been used in Chino State Prison to teach inmates important life skills, including taking responsibility for one’s actions, making wise choices, managing emotional triggers and management of anger, as well as tools for communicating more effectively.

Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women

Located in Alabama, detainees have consistently reported the value of the Active Adults course for them in managing their emotions and providing hope, courage, skills and tools for rebuilding their health and for repairing their most important family relationships. They report life skills are enhanced and increase their odds for successful reintegration into their communities. Active Adults is in high demand and inmates consistently request that the program be a staple for health and wellbeing.

Located in Alabama, detainees have consistently reported the value of the Active Adults course for them in managing their emotions and providing hope, courage, skills and tools for rebuilding their health and for repairing their most important family relationships. They report life skills are enhanced and increase their odds for successful reintegration into their communities. Active Adults is in high demand and inmates consistently request that the program be a staple for health and wellbeing.

Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women

Immigration & Customs Enforcement


From August 2009 to May 2010, HARP Cameron County hosted workshops for the incarcerated at the Port Isabel Detention Center (US Immigration and Customs Enforcement). Inmates were taught the Active Adults curriculum and learned life skills for better relationships. Inmates learned tools to communicate more effectively, to manage emotional triggers and anger, to manage finances, and to change destructive behaviors. Inmates also gained practical tools for conflict resolution. This well accepted program has had a tremendous impact in the lives of those who have attended the classes.

Detention Centers


HARP Cameron County hosted workshops for the incarcerated at the Cameron County Detention Center 2, utilizing Active Relationships Center’s Active Adults curriculum. From September 2008 to March 2009, approximately 150 inmates graduated from the HARP CC course at the Cameron County Detention Center 2. Officials at the detention center noticed a perceptible decrease in violent crime within the facility. They reported that inmates formed better relationships through better communication, anger management and conflict resolution skills that they acquired through taking the Active Adults workshops.

Juvenile Halls


Special attention should be paid to high-risk youth to guide them towards a brighter future. Introducing important life skills to high-risk youth is key to achieving this goal. Making an impact on the lives of these youth is critical in ensuring they become successful members of society.

ARC has worked with various organizations, including Youth Build in the Rio Grande Valley, which teach vocational skills to high-risk youth. Active Relationships for Young Adults has been utilized as a part of the leadership component and has been consistently well received by the youth.

Inner cities have also had success helping youth reach their potential through dedicated organizations such as Brotherhood Crusade. Active Relationships for Young Adults has been used in after school programs.

Whether youth need help getting back on track, or help to stay on course, Active Relationships for Young Adults will teaches youth valuable skills that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

Testimonials

  • “Over the last year we have educated approximately 150 inmates using the Active Relationships curriculum and classes were met with favorable responses from them! In that the inmates are receptive to learning more social skills as provided through CEF, we look forward to conducting many more Active Relationship classes with the inmates this summer and in the Fall.”
  • “The Active Adults curriculum has become a key resource for incarcerated people. This course introduces life-skills that may see them through life’s most critical scenarios and situations. Communication, anger management, money management, and conflict resolution are essential skills inmates need to learn to prosper in life. Teaching these skills at the different detention centers really fills my heart with joy.”
  • “I was a person who thought everything in my life was so negative. Now I think more positive of life. I look forward to my life out, and want to continue with my classes out in the free world.” (Participant)

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Certification

Hosting a Training at Your Site

Bringing an Active Relationships Master Trainer to your site is easy! We offer a variety of different training formats, including retreats and professional certification trainings. Simply call ARC’s main office, tell us what training you are interested in having at your site and ask for a proposal. We are happy to offer a variety of different types of trainings, retreats, and a combination of both.

The following are options that are commonly requested:

  • 2-Day Couples or Singles Retreats
  • 3-Day Couples or Singles Retreats
  • 3-Day Professional Certification Training
  • 7-Day Combination: Professional Certification plus a Couples or Singles Retreat

*Scheduling multiple retreats or professional trainings may be eligible for discounted rates.

Distance Education

If you are unable to bring Active Relationships to your site, distance education may be for you. One Certification Out of a Box (COOB) can be used to train up to ten members of your staff and is extremely cost effective for those on a tight budget (please contact our main office for details on coaching protocols and limitations to this agreement). Professional Training Kits for each curriculum contain:

  • One Leader’s Guide for self-study
  • One Participant’s Book per trainee
  • One PowerPoint CD
  • Training Assessment to complete for certification

Each person trained through the DVD series must complete and submit a certification essay to ARC within a prescribed time window. Upon receipt of the essays your staff submits, an ARC Master Trainer will contact you to schedule a coaching call for your team. Once this process is completed, ARC will send Facilitators their certificates of completion and they will be immediately eligible to purchase participant materials and begin presenting classes.

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Simply email us or call ARC’s main office at 877.724.7789 and let us know what training you are interested in having at your site and ask for a proposal.

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Men

Skills for Success


One of the skills most commonly described by male inmates as being helpful to them is learning how to deal with their anger. Managing triggers and anger is a skill that must be learned and developed over time but is crucial for many male inmates, especially when they re-enter their communities.

Re-entry into a community is rarely easy, but having helpful life skills makes the transition much smoother. ARC courses, such as Active Adults, help people develop the skills needed to make positive changes in their lives.

Fathers & Youth


Staying connected with children during incarceration and reconnecting with them during re-entry can present difficult challenges to overcome. Making sure children feel loved is necessary in this endeavor. To address these issues, ARC offers Active Adults for adults and Active Relationships for Young Adults for teens. Each focuses on learning how to enhance communication techniques, resolve conflicts in a responsible way, manage emotional triggers, and much more.

Whole families can learn together through our Active Families program. By making the choice to take a course and learn new skills, families can grow together and learn how to overcome obstacles in a healthy and positive way. Active Families is for ages three and up so that young children may begin learning valuable life skills early on. It also gives Dads a chance to do fun games and activities while playing and learning about their children.

Women

Skills for Success


ARC’s programs teach participants how to communicate effectively, manage emotional triggers in a safe and effective way, responsibly resolve conflicts, and much more. ARC teaches many life skills, methods, and techniques that help women make positive changes in their lives, while preparing for re-entry into their communities.

Mothers & Youth


Mothers with teen children may benefit by taking the Active Adults and Active Relationships for Young Adults programs – dual curricula for parents and teens. It is very helpful for families to learn life skills at the same time. This makes it easier for them to help each other practice important methods and skills while remaining calm and respectful, even during disagreements.

Mothers who have younger children (ages 3+) may enroll in our Active Families course. Families learn together in the same room, play games, and develop tools and techniques to enhance communication, conflict resolution, and how to control anger. Mothers can help their children develop healthy life skills and help to prepare them to be successful adults.

Youth

Skills for Success


Learning healthy life skills can help troubled youth get back on track. Often, youth have not had the opportunity to learn healthy ways to communicate, manage their emotions, or adequately handle money. By utilizing our Active Relationships for Young Adults program, teens will learn new tools, methods, and life skills to help them on their way to a brighter future.

Skills for Caregivers


Having troubled teens is a difficult challenge, but their parents/caregivers can continue to instill important principles that help youth find a better, happier path. Active Adults teaches adults healthy life skills that can be used for their own empowerment and to better their relationships with their children. Teens who have gone through Active Relationships for Young Adults can make better choices because of a deeper understanding and skills and tools to manage emotional triggers and anger, resolve conflicts in a more responsible way, and communicate more effectively.

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