Right Track Academy

LIFE SKILLS

Life skills are problem-solving behaviors used appropriately and responsibly in the management of personal affairs. The life skills model encourages you to develop a broader repertoire of behavior so that you can choose appropriate and self-fulfilling responses to a variety of situations. Life coaching is conducted according to current learning principles and has increasingly been recognized as an important addition to the field of adult education. The model is a proven method for use with groups, and life skills coaches are able to apply the fundamental principles of life skills to any group work experience. (4 hours). Instructor: Joe Stark

 Topics covered include:

    • Improve self-confidence and self-esteem
    • Identify and clarify business or personal goals
    • Motivate yourself with a clear action plan
    • Create and maintain healthy boundaries
    • Work through major life transitions
    • Develop and implement organizational skills
    • Improve relationships with loved ones and co-workers
    • Develop leadership and public speaking skills
    • and much more

Monday & Wednesday, Mar. 3 & 5 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | $55

Monday & Wednesday, Apr. 28 & 30 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | $55

 

TEXAS ALCOHOL EDUCATION FOR MINORS (AEMP)

Texarkana College provides state approved AEPM classes certified by Texas Department of State of Health Services. This class is for persons who have received citations for alcohol related offenses while under the age of 21. Upon completion of the course, the participant is presented with a Texas State issued numbered certificate.

Examples of alcohol related offenses by a minor include:

    • Purchase of alcohol
    • Attempt to purchase alcohol
    • Consumption of alcohol
    • Misrepresentation of age
    • Public intoxication by a minor
    • Driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI)
    • Driving while intoxicated (DWI)
    • Open Container law violations

Texas legislation mandates the courts require those under 21 who receive alcohol citations to complete a state approved alcohol awareness course. The course consists of a six hour program and exit interview. It is conducted in two 3-hour sessions and a scheduled exit interview. It contains information about alcohol advertising, alcohol’ effect on motor skills, accidents related to alcohol, symptoms of alcohol problems, laws, and decision-making. (6 hours) Instructor: David Gafford

April 25-26 | Friday & Saturday | 5-8 p.m. & 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | $100

August 22-23 | Friday & Saturday | 5-8 p.m. & 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | $100

 

FIRST TIME OFFENDER COURSE

This class is designed for the offender who is in the criminal justice system for the first time, or who has a minor criminal background. Students will learn how to avoid negative influences, handle stress and take responsibility for themselves giving them the skills that will enable them to make positive changes in their lives. Students will learn how to control aggressive impulses and use constructive problem-solving techniques (6 hours). Instructor: Doug Bowers

Wednesday & Thursday | March 19-20 | 6-9 p.m. | $60

Wednesday & Thursday | April 16-17 | 6-9 p.m. | $60

Tuesday & Wednesday | May 6-7 | 6-9 p.m. | $60

 

PARENTING SKILLS

Texarkana College offers a program for parents in need of improving parenting skills. Court-ordered referrals are accepted, but parents can also attend without being referred.

Good parenting skills can be learned behaviors. The challenges and experiences of our lives directly affect the environment we create for our own children. Parents will learn about building his or her self-esteem as well as the self-esteem of their children. They will also learn new discipline and behavior management techniques. They are encouraged to contribute to class discussions to express opinions and needs. Educating parents on potential childcare problems, before they arise, is very important in the prevention of abuse and neglect. (6 hours). Instructor: Luretha Loudermill

February 28 & March 7 | Fridays | 6-9 p.m. | $50 | 2 wks

April 25 & May 7 | Fridays | 6-9 p.m. | $50 | 2 wks