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.