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Drop It At the Door Statistics

ARISE Drop It at the Door — it’s not magic, but it has been called a “culture converter“. Before making a major decision (particularly in this economy), we at ARISE want you to see the actual pre and post- tests as well as the written evaluations of those who have experienced this life-altering workshop.

ARISE Drop it At The Door – Training for Home and Work

[8/25-26/2011] Florida Department of Juvenile Justice – Central Region Area
[8/23-24/2011] Florida Department of Juvenile Justice – Central Region Area
[3/24-25/2011] Florida Department of Juvenile Justice – Central Region Area
[3/22-23/2011] Florida Department of Juvenile Justice – Central Region Area
[2/22-23/2011] Miami-Dade Department of Probation
[2/17-18/2011] Florida Department of Juvenile Justice – Central Region Area
[2/15-16/2011] Florida Department of Juvenile Justice – Central Region Area
[2/1-2/2011] Miami-Dade Department of Probation
[1/6-7/2011] Circuit 16 – Department of Juvenile Justice, Marathon, FL Keys
[12/9-10/2010] Department of Juvenile Justice – Tampa, FL
[12/7-8/2010] Department of Juvenile Justice – Tampa, FL
[12/13-14/2010] Palm Beach County Department of Juvenile Justice/Probation
[11/17-18/2010] Avon Park Youth Academy – Avon Park, FL
[10/6-7/2010] Palm Beach County Department of Juvenile Justice/Probation
[9/22-23/2010] Palm Beach County Department of Juvenile Justice/Probation
[9/8-9/2010] Department of Juvenile Justice/Probation Officers

Here’s what people are saying after taking the Drop It at the Door Training:

In Day 1 class, I learned a lot of different tools to use when I become angry. I also learned different ways on how to solve different problems. (ARISE Drop it at the Door Training, March, 2011)
By Anthony James, Manatee RJDC

Very good information in class. It will help me to understand which situations I can change and which ones I can’t. Even if I can’t change the situation, I still have power in the situation and that is the power of influence. (ARISE Drop it at the Door Training, March, 2011)
By Vincent Walker
Pinellas JDC

I enjoyed learning various ways to diffuse anger and control ourselves even though we can only influence the outside world. (ARISE Drop it at the Door Training, March, 2011)
By John Morrero, Pinellas JDC

I really liked the training. It gave me a new view on how to handle myself in my workplace. (ARISE Drop it at the Door Training, March, 2011)
By Ray Perez, Polk DJJ

Being happy is not a choice you make as your day goes along, it’s a decision made at the beginning of the day and choosing not to let anyone interfere with negativity. (ARISE Drop it at the Door Training, March, 2011)
By Candace Simpson, Pinellas JDC

I feel as though what we learned will be excellent attributes to use both on and off our jobs. (ARISE Drop it at the Door Training, March, 2011)
By Joseph Cowant, Pinellas RJDC

I feel the information I learned today will allow me to cope with anger and frustration a little better without me getting myself all worked up for nothing. (ARISE Drop it at the Door Training, March, 2011)
By Gena Clark, Pinellas RJDC

Informative – I can use the tools to help reduce stress on the job and in my personal life. (ARISE Drop it at the Door Training, March, 2011)
By Rich Scalise, Polk JDC

Absolutely wonderful! I look forward to tomorrow and definitely will sign up for more ARISE trainings! (ARISE Drop it at the Door Training, March, 2011)
By Erica Sanford
Pinellas RJDC

The reinforcement of being in control of your choices in all situations was good. Being aware of the fact that anger is a secondary emotion is instrumental in recognizing how to manage it. (ARISE Drop it at the Door Training, March, 2011)
By Charles Pitt, Pinellas RJDC

I feel very fortunate to have gained insight into my emotions, what they mean and how to deal with them. Drop It at the Door is a big plus for all who take the course. (ARISE Drop it at the Door Training, March, 2011)
By Donald C. Watts, Pinellas RJDC

Something that I didn’t know was that it only takes 90 seconds for your anger to dissipate. It should be very helpful with dealing with the youth and even at home. (ARISE Drop it at the Door Training, March, 2011)
By Mark Navarre, Pasco RJDC

I now realize that I have a more significant impact on how my day goes than I could have imagined. I am faced with a choice in almost every situation in how I am going to handle it or respond to it. The question is: Am I taking advantage of making those choices? (ARISE Drop it at the Door Training, March, 2011)
By Z. M Cooper, Manatee JDC

I feel that this training has been very helpful. These tools learned today can help me with stressful situations at home and at work. To learn how to control my anger and not let it control me and how I function from day to day. (ARISE Drop it at the Door Training, March, 2011)
By Dionne Anderson, Hillsborough East DJJ

The story of the “Two Wolves” was very informational. This tale will be one that I share with my children. I feel it will be extremely beneficial in preparing them for this “Thing Called life!” (ARISE Drop it at the Door Training, March, 2011)
By Eris Womack, Pinellas RJDC

The information given today was very useful. It will help me re-channel my anger at home and at work. By just using a few easy techniques of breathing, talking to myself or visualizing my happy place. My world can be a little more stress free. I am better able to drop it at the door after this training”.( ARISE Drop it at the Door Training, February 17-18, 2011)
By Tiffany Hermes, Hillsborough Regional Juvenile Detention Center East, FL

Today I learned a lot. I never realized that I was letting so many things trigger me. I have held on to a lot of feelings from my childhood and I learned today until I let go, I will always be bound. So I am taking my life back and will deal with my problems so I don’t remain a victim of anger. I will let go so it doesn’t imprison me. This was a truly great training. (ARISE Drop it at the Door Training, February 17-17, 2011)
By I’sharn Mathew-Mcclendon, Pasco Regional Juvenile Detention Center, San Antonio, FL

This training could not have come at a better time, as with all changes in Tallahassee and the future of the Department of Juvenile Justice in Florida. We are waiting to hear the future of the new governor’s plan and to learn that I can only do what is in my control has been so helpful. These training should be expanded to reach schools. The training was informative and fun. ( ARISE Drop it at the Door Training-Feb 17-18 , 2011)
By BeckyJo Seamon, Hillsborough Regional Juvenile Detention Center East Tampa Florida.

The training gave us powerful information. The instructor was excellent, thorough and very patient. I am going to make sure I use all the information each day. I am going to Barnes and Noble to buy some books that you mentioned like “The Last Lecture” and Stoke of Insight. I now have better tools to communicate more positively. I wish the erasers were larger so I could erase all the negativity you feel when you are down. There were no sleepy eyes in this class. ( ARISE Drop it at the Door Training-Feb 17-18 , 2011)
By Ula-Kay Phillips, Pinellas Regional Juvenile Detention Center, Clearwater, Florida

This was a great training that motivates people to be more positive in the choices they make which in turn affects the type of life they will live. The positive cards support what I learned in training. I will use my gratitude stones to realize all the things I am grateful for. I will use the tools as a motivator in my daily activities. ( ARISE Drop it at the Door Training-Feb 17-18 , 2011)
By Garvi McGee, Department of Juvenile Justice.

I learned a variety of ways to calm down before I allow my emotions to take control of my mind. I see myself thinking before I act because I realize being angry is a choice and I am choosing to be happy. ( ARISE Drop it at the Door Training-Feb 17-18 , 2011)
By Adrienne Bethel, Department of Juvenile Justice – Probation- Miami Dade County

This is a lifetime training program. When I am getting angry, I will ask myself “Which wolf should I feed?” I think you should offer a refresher training every year. . am planning to give the positivity card to my husband and friends ( ARISE Drop it at the Door Training-Feb 17-18 , 2011)
By Mercedes Bertematti, Department of Juvenile Justice

Ed and Susan Benson, Thanks to you for sharing this training with me and my staff. In each session your trainers’ compassion and openness in their delivery and style has been a key in helping to open our eyes about who we are and what we mean to each other, as well as those we interact with and encounter on a daily basis. We look forward to a continued relationship as we work to become better individuals in our families, work, and community interactions. Have a great, wonderful, and joyous holiday.
by Feirmon E. Johnson, Chief Probation Office, Department of Juvenile Justice for Circuit 15

I’ve learned a lot today! Today’s class taught me to step away from the problem and try to view it as a third party. And always remember to Drop It at the Door!.
by Vincent Taylor, DJJ, Pinellas Cty, FL

I feel that I learned a lot at the Drop It at the Door training. I discovered better ways to deal with my anger before it gets out of control. I see now that everyone is stressed and has anger at some point but it’s how you deal with it that can make a positive or negative situation the final outcome.
by Justin McKeon, Pinellas RJDC

Mr. Benson, The feedback I have received from the staff and leadership at Pinellas is overwhelmingly positive. Superintendent Gray told me that the staff returned to the center with new concepts and ideas about themselves, their work, and the youth. They are eager to use the skills they learned from Ms. Joliet Vega-Klucevsek. Joliet immediately won over the hearts and minds of the staff. She is excellent. Thank you for bringing this very important and relevant training to us.
by Stephen C. Mullis, Regional Director, Central Region, Department of Juvenile Justice

What I appreciated most about the training is the fact that my being positive and understanding can influence someone’s life dramatically.
by Thelma Neil, HRJDC West

Everything was great. I actually enjoyed the gratitude rocks and I started to actually think about my life and what I’m thankful for. Great training!
by Tia Miller, Manatee Regional Detention

Photos

Drop it at the Door Participants

Participants role-play and observe how to de-escalate situations, by utilizing Tools for Staying Cool learned in the ARISE Drop It at the Door training. 12/9/10 – 12/10/10 FDJJ Regional Office Tampa, FL.

Drop it at the Door Participants - Role Play Scenario

Participants work together to create a role play scenario using the new communication skills they learning in training. 12/7/10 – 12/10/10 FDJJ Regional Office Tampa, FL.