CRIMINON® Four Step Program

Communication Skills Course
Step One
Teaching How to Improve the Ablility to Communicate Effectively
How often has a failure in communication precipitated a breakdown in relations or been the cause of violence? Too often, as most will agree
Students and Supervisors being trained in Indonesia Prisons by CRIMINON Indonesia
. This course answers the question, is it possible for someone to handle any situation in life with communication alone? Happily, the answer is a resounding yes.

This section of the Criminon Program breaks down the subject of communication into all of its constituent parts, and thoroughly trains the student on each element before going on to the next, through a series of drills which increase the student's ability to confront people and communicate clearly and competently.

The student is also taught to recognize where communication has broken down in the past and why, so that he can correct it in the present. And more importantly, he learns how to remain calm in the face of hostility or adversity, maintaining self-control and handling the situation with communication alone – and without violence.

Students of the course report not only feeling more calm, more able to tolerate others, they also say how much they simply enjoy actually speaking with people now, as opposed to talking to them before.

Step Two Learning Improvement Course
Teaching Literacy and Learning Skills

The correlation between criminal behavior and illiteracy is well documented. Failures in school and education can directly translate into crime and violence on the street.

The Criminon Program handles this deficiency head-on with The Learning Skills for Life course, which teaches the student how to

study, how to overcome the barriers to comprehension, and how to retain knowledge. It enables one to study any subject and learn the material effectively, so that he may then apply it immediately in life, with success.

Ultimately, why does one study? So he can use what he has learned. But not knowing how to study and effectively learn a subject or craft can bar the road to real life application and success, not to mention something as basic as getting and holding a job.

On this course, students are taught the barriers to learning and how to recognize and overcome them. They are also taught how to look up and define words so that they are understood, whether in books or conversation. And most importantly, they are taught how to apply what is being learned so that it can be used. In effect, students on this course learn how to learn.

Successes from this course consistently acknowledge the fact that it is a vital skill for future training, not just in the Criminon Program, but in life. Students often feel for the first time that they can master any subject or craft, and that they can then build a career from what they've learned.

Criminon also offers courses which cover phonics and grammar, for those who must first master the ability to read before they begin the program.

Step Three
Personal Integrity Course
Ethics, Honesty & How One Can Correct Past Harmful Actions

The loss of integrity and self-respect are very real factors when considering an individual's descent into crime and unethical behavior. The recovery of both is the main concern of this course.

It begins with basic principles and culminates with exact steps the student can use to help himself – or another – regain personal integrity through the inspection of past harmful actions and then taking responsibility for them. The student must discover for himself what he did wrong and what should have been done instead.

The course also shows the student why maintaining integrity in the future is a central factor in one's own strength and happiness, and exactly how this can be done on a practical level. Ultimately, it is the recovery of his own self-trust which makes his rehabilitation viable, and that is exactly what this course delivers.

Step Four How to Deal with Ups and Downs in Life Course
How to Handle the Negative Influences in Life

There is some truth in judging someone by the company they keep. It can easily be seen that those around us do influence our attitudes and behavior, for better or worse. And it doesn't surprise many to learn that criminals often consort with criminals and that they promote anti-social activities and influence others to continue such unethical and illegal conduct.

This section of the Criminon Program deals with establishing the skill to chart one's own course in life, with honesty and integrity, and to spot and disassociate from those elements which would tend to lead one astray.

The course teaches the students the characteristics of both anti-social personalities and social personalities, so that they may recognize both and know the differences between the two. That way, they can better choose their friends and associates, and become more aware of their own attitudes and be made less susceptible to those who would have them revert to crime.

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