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Re-Education Services philosophy is based on Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) and the principles of Nicholas Hobbs . The premises are as follows:

– that all behavior has meaning
– behavior reflects needs


The Principles of Re-Education (Nicholas Hobbs 1982)


Re-Education Services has adopted the 12 principles of Re-Education as a
foundation for recruiting and educating professional, competent, and nurturing

  • Life is to be lived now, not in the past, and lived in the future only as a present challenge.
  • Trust between child and adult is essential…
  • Competence makes a difference, and children and adolescents should be helped to be good at something, and especially at schoolwork.
  • Time is an ally, working on the side of growth in a period of development when life has a tremendous forward thrust.
  • Self-control can be taught and children and adolescents helped to manage their behavior without the development of psycho dynamic insight.
  • Intelligence can be taught. Intelligence is a dynamic, evolving, and malleable capacity for making good choices in living.
  • Feelings should be nurtured, shared spontaneously, controlled when necessary, expressed when too long repressed, and explored with trusted others.
  • The group is very important to young people, and it can become a major source of instruction in growing up.
  • Ceremony and ritual give order, stability, and confidence to troubled children and adolescents, whose lives are often in considerable disarray.
  • The body is the armature of the self, the physical self around which the psychological self is constructed.
  • Communities are important for children and youth, but the uses and benefits of community must be experienced to be learned.
  • A child should know some joy in each day and look forward to some joyous event for the morrow.

March Happenings!

March is full of fun activities at Re-Ed!  We have our annual talent/art shows at Mentor and Bedford, therapeutic horseback riding begins for some of our younger students, our intramural basketball team goes on the road for an away game and Spring Break rounds out the month!

Upcoming Events – March

March 13 – Therapeutic Horseback Riding Begins

March 16 – 1/2 Day dimissal at 11:15

March 20 – Bedford Art/Talent Show

March 21 – Mentor Art/Talent Show

March 20-April 2 – Spring Break