Discover the It Factor of Behavior Change

Discover the It Factor of Behavior Change
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1 Module 1
Recorded on: 2021-11-02
Unit 1 Presentation Materials: Discover the It Factor of Behavior Change
Unit 2 Recording: Discover the It Factor of Behavior Change

For many clients, the difference between rehabilitation and recidivism is the ability to create sustainable habits. All too often it is assumed that motivation is the most important factor in developing long-term behavior change…it’s not. For years community supervision has applied a variety of tactics to motivate change — incentives, sanctions, and programs and services — with varying levels of success. One often overlooked, more universal approach, is building sustainable habits – both for clients and the agencies that serve them.

If the events of 2020 have taught us anything, it is that disruption leads to change. Unfortunately for many, the post-pandemic norm has resulted in disruptive habits for clients, staff, and agencies. We all know you can’t order people to change, but what you can do is help develop habits that are building blocks for change. Clients need solid habits that will support them through rehabilitation, and beyond.

This webinar will provide insight into the components needed to build successful habits and provide a roadmap you can use to develop habit-driven skills and processes for agencies and clients.


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Audience Comments

  • “I love the topic since COVID has really changed supervision and forced us all to do things differently. I would be interested in seeing how other parole and probation agencies are doing things different.” — Aretha
  • “Lots of information in regard to changes or advancements due to covid.” — Frederick
  • “Good takeaways that are easy to implement. Really liked the Goldilock’s Rule.” — Felecia
  • “I learned about some technology tools being utilized as a means of client accountability and ones I will incorporate into my client supervision practices.” — Sharon
  • “I personally liked the questions that were asked about the various topics that were discussed.” — Alphaeus
  • “My agency most definitely needs to upgrade and obtain new tools to communicate with clients remotely or via text.” — LaTarsha
  • “Just seeing other agencies working “outside the box,” in an attempt to work with our population to better them as oppose to just making them do what we have done for years by reporting in person.” — Lewis


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