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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
staff.

  • 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.