TruThought: Charting a New Course
Thinking of the Consequences
Remember Who Gets Hurt
Act on Plans to Make a Responsible Choice
Check Their Thinking
Keep Thinking Responsible Thoughts
TruThought addresses numerous thinking barriers and tactics which interfere with the decision-making process. Allowing youth to practice identifying these barriers and identify ways to intervene prior to trouble will contribute to more successful outcomes.
Youth will meet once a week for eight to ten consecutive weeks. Each session will run for one and a half hours and include 6 to 10 youth (both male and female) of similar age and developmental level. Groups will be held on Thursday evenings from 4:30 to 6:00PM at Clackamas County Juvenile Department.
- Closed Thinking
- Victim Role
- ‘I’m okay’ Self Image
- Reckless Careless
- Instant Gratification
- Fear of Losing Face
- Power Control
- Possessive Attitude
- Superior Uniqueness
Risk factors increase the likeliness a youth will participate in risky or illegal behavior while specific protective factors work as a powerful force that overcomes these risk factors at a 2 to 1 ratio. As a result of this knowledge, TruThought works to address the following risk and protective factors:
- Promotes pro-social attitudes and thinking (Risk Factor).
- Enhances youth’s ability to accurately interpret actions and intentions of others (Risk Factor).
- Addresses impulsivity (Risk Factor).
- Enhances problem solving skills (Protective Factor).
- Promotes effective communication with family members (Protective Factor).
- Adult Role Modeling
- Positive Peer Influence
- High Expectations
- Interpersonal Competence
- Resistance Skills