Fulcrum Institute | 211 West Augusta | Spokane, WA 99205 | 509-838-2799

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Anger Management:
Course Objectives: Students will learn to assess individual anger for the purpose of understanding and identifying rational and irrational thoughts and behavior; Identify trigger points and develop a proactive approach to reduce inappropriate emotional escalation; Identify individual temperament styles and how to bridge the gap when one temperament style clashes with another; Develop assertive communication skills to get their point across while preserving relationships at home or the workplace and Develop coping strategies to assist in stressful or emotionally charged situations

Stress Management:
Course Objectives: Students will learn to identify personal stressors, physical responses to stress, effects of chronic stress and links to other conditions, and practice effective methods of stress management that include: progressive relaxations, refuting automatic negative thoughts, mindfulness, and develop personal coping plans

Job Skills:
Course Objectives: Students will identify their skills, prepare a master application, and create a resume & cover letter by the end of the course. Students will also learn how to effectively search for employment, follow-up, and appropriately contact employers. Other coursework will include interviewing, job search methods, and employer incentives for hiring felons, work readiness, job suitability, anger-provoking work situations, getting along with co-workers, and developing a healthy work identity.

Get a Job, Keep a Job:
Course Objectives: Students will utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques to address the thoughts and behaviors that prevent them from securing and keeping employment. Topics will include: work readiness, job suitability, anger-provoking work situations, getting along with co-workers, and developing a healthy work identity.

Discovering Emotions Emotional Intelligence:
Course Objectives: Students will be able to recognize, understand, communicate and manage their feelings; Redirect patterns of negative behavior; Learn techniques to understand, use, and appreciate the role of emotional intelligence in the workplace and at home; Create a personal vision statement and validate emotions in themselves and others

Effective Communications:
Course Objectives: Students will learn and apply interpersonal communication skills.  Learning experiences will include work with personal growth, verbal and nonverbal skills, perception, listening and how to develop healthy personal relationships

Computer Basics:
Course Objectives: Students will learn the basic operations/functions of a computer including: storing and creating records and files, how to successfully communicate via the internet, steps to prepare a variety of documents and reports, and basic navigation skills to access information

Diversity:
Course Objectives: Students will increase their abilities to communicate with people of different cultures. Emphasis is placed on cultural attitudes, values, conflicts, and how to improve communication within the multicultural area in which they live. The course will stress verbal and nonverbal skills. Students will also enhance awareness and empathy in interaction and improve their communication competence.

Relationship Management:
Course Objectives: Students will explore a variety of approaches to using communication, conflict management and building intimacy in the context of relationships. Students will also learn how to exercise emotional management to build rapport to improve the overall quality of existing relationships.  

Introduction to Speech Communication
Course Objectives: To understand basic communication models. To participate in group development, group roles, and group discussions on public speaking. Learn public speaking preparations and delivery skills. 

Partners in Parenting:
Course Objectives: Students will work through curriculum that focuses on the identified concerns of recovering parents and encourages learning and skill-building in key areas such as parent-child communication, developmental expectancies, guidance and discipline, problem solving, and self-care. This course allows participants to practice parenting strategies and discuss their experiences with others.

Life Skills: Course Objectives:
Students will learn to make positive choices after their release from incarceration: proper decision making, conflict management, positive self-image, coping strategies, setting goals, establishing positive relationships, avoiding old habits/relapse, stress management, effective communication.

Mindful Habits: Course Objectives:
Students will learn to understand flexible thinking, empathy skills, thinking and communicating with clarity, thinking as a team, thinking outside the box, identifying responsible risks and risks vs rewards.

Creative Writing: Course Objectives:
Students will how to write a victim impact story, persuasive letter, descriptive and free flow writing, narrative writing, poem and forgiveness letter.

Leadership: Course Objectives:
Students will learn different types of leadership styles, goal setting, constructive criticism, ethical behavior, conflict management and change, personal responsibility and self-image

 

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Fulcrum Institute 
211 West Augusta
Spokane, WA 99205
(509) 838.2799