Below are some of the most frequently asked questions asked by clients who contact us. If you do not see the answer to your question here, contact us and we’ll help you!
No, but it is beneficial, because staff learn to effectively utilize any ARISE curriculum, positivity cards and posters much more effectively. At the training, they also learn the unique ARISE formula which is based on almost three decades of hands on experience of working with troubled youth. This enables instructors to confidently teach any of our 260 different topics. They also learn important group facilitation skills and how to develop a lesson plan that actively engages the youth.
No, every lesson is self-contained, and absolutely no additional material is needed.
Many group facilitators (instructors) start with the first lesson in the book and teach all the consecutive lessons. This is a matter of personal preference. Every 45-60 minute lesson stands on its own – ARISE designed its material for facilities where there is high turnover and youth come and go for various reasons. A single session or years of ARISE, these educationally rich activities keep interest rates high. In fact they resonate beautifully with those youth with severe challenges who feel that life is stacked against them.
Yes, mental health facilities have indicated that staff often learn more about the youth from the ARISE interactive group sessions than they do in some of the therapy sessions where troubled youth refuse to cooperate. The ARISE evidence-based, cost effective, programs successfully cross a continuum of prevention, intervention and treatment services. Special attention is devoted to the facility-to-community transition process for youth. ARISE offers the essential components for an effective foster care program in both curricula and staff training.
Depending on the teaching style of an instructor, if lessons are conducted three sessions per week and group sessions last 45-60 minutes, a manual with three sections will last about 2 ½ months. Organizations that integrate ARISE positivity cards and posters can actually stretch this time period to 3-4 months per manual and continue uninterrupted conducting stimulating, memorable group learning experiences.
Yes, ARISE curriculum materials are evidenced based. View Evidence Based Results
Absolutely not, however we encourage staff to become certified ARISE Life Skills Group Facilitators. The staff and the youth will benefit. There are many options to accomplish this. We have a 5 day master training. This is a train the trainer approach. The master trainer can train all other staff in your facility to be certified life skills facilitators. Also available are on-line training for ARISE Group facilitators (instructors) and professional staff training at your location for up to 20 individuals. Find out more about our training.
The 260 Different Words range from steps for breaking negative habits, anger and conflict management, benefits of positive body language, decisions making skills, violence and conflict resolution, learning strategies, time management, effective communications, negotiation skills at home and work, building self-esteem by developing that little voice inside that tell us were good enough to stay out of trouble to set and achieve short and long term goals. Why today more than ever health care is truly self-care. Youth learn day to day steps for taking personal responsibility for maintaining the gift of good health. And much more.