Designed for medium to high-risk female offenders, the Adult Cognitive Life Skills for Women curriculum offers an extended and comprehensive educational process to help women overcome negative behavioral patterns, become self-reliant, and enable them to be more productive in their environment. Through activity enhanced components targeting criminogenic needs, women learn how to establish positive, goal-directed behavior patterns, and understand the process necessary to change negative behavior. The length of the curriculum allows for greater development of the participant/facilitator relationship, providing an additional support base for the participant.

The Adult Cognitive Life Skills for Women workbook is available in English.

Approximate Length
48 hours

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop critical cognitive thinking skills.
  • Realistically look at one’s position in life.
  • Discover how attitude affects behavior.
  • Learn to embrace and build on strengths
  • Understand the process necessary to change negative behavior.
  • Establish positive, goal-directed behavior patterns.
  • Learn to build positive friendships that can be trusted.
  • Utilize the Personal Awareness Journal™.

The Adult Cognitive Life Skills for Women curriculum includes Cog Talk™, a free reference guide that divides each curriculum into two-hour sessions, provides specific homework assignments and additional open-ended questions to continue curriculum-specific conversation outside of the group setting.

View a sample component from the Adult Cognitive Life Skills for Women workbook.