Building Blocks for Behavior Change

Evidence-based research has shown that successful programs focus on changing anti-social attitudes, feelings, peer associations, and include training in self-control and self- management. These programs also incorporate the principles of cognitive behavioral theory. The research indicates that a positive, supportive environment that reinforces and models appropriate behavior is far more successful than a punitive approach. Over the last three decades, NCTI has developed the following seven Building Blocks for Behavior Change. In keeping with evidence-based research, they are the foundation of our curriculum and delivery process.

Building Blocks for Behavior Change (in no particular order):

  1. Development of an individualized understanding of the relationship between values, attitudes and behaviors as they relate to the decision making process.
  2. The art of asking open-ended questions that elicit information from participants is the pathway to an intrinsic commitment to change.
  3. Establishment of a supportive environment, based on trust, that allows for trial and error.
  4. Use of an interactive learning process to ensure that each individual’s learning style is addressed.
  5. Providing opportunities to practice newly acquired skills.
  6. Use of a cognitive behavioral based curriculum that directs the learning process and ensures consistency of information and delivery.
  7. Utilization of the Real Colors personality system to enhance communication and understanding.

NCTI looks forward to empowering you to achieve the positive results these proven methods bring.