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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.

May Happenings!

We are in the final month of the school year!  Our last day of school for students is May 31.  During the month we will attend the Lake County Captain’s on May 15 where our Re-Ed choir will sing the National Anthem.  We also will graduate three students this year!

Upcoming Events – May

May 5 – Happy Cinco de Mayo!

May 15 – Lake County Captain’s game – Re-Ed Choir to sing National Anthem

 

May 24 – Graduation Ceremony at Mentor Campus

May 31 – Last day of School!