Dynamics of Working with Offenders

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Dynamics of Working with Offenders

Details

Number of Lessons: 24Avg. Lesson Length: 21 MinutesTime Required: 24 Hours MinimumLevel: Advanced

Description

This course will examine common characteristics of offenders, the specialized approaches to ministering within a correctional facility, and the Biblical corollaries for transformation as they pertain to offenders. Special attention will be given to the psycho-sociological factors that contribute to criminality, as well as to ways institutional conditions damage family structures, add to the pains of incarceration, and impair successful reentry. Students will examine possible solutions for overcoming these deficits and helping inmates prepare for returning to their communities.

Reviews

This course has been a tremendous blessing to myself and to those that I minster to.

Anonymous
Course Reviewed: 11 months ago

The knowledge gained is priceless!

Anonymous
Course Reviewed: 11 months ago

Professor

ProfessorKaren Swanson
  • Northern Illinois University, EdD
  • Western Michigan University, MA
  • Calvin College, BS
  • Cornerstone University, BA

Objectives

  • Describe inmate profiles and explain both their usefulness and limitations.
  • Assess the variables within the psychological make-up and sociological backgrounds of offenders and how the Gospel can best be used to intervene in these behavioral patterns.
  • Identify the “pains of imprisonment” that exacerbate healing and behavioral change.
  • Develop biblically based strategies that can positively impact offenders.
  • Describe the unique characteristics of a variety of offenders and propose compassionate ministry approaches.
  • Identify the various attitudes and behaviors exhibited by inmates that comprise the unique correctional culture.
  • Research an approved topic in special populations or criminology.

Activities

Video LecturesAudio LecturesTranscriptsOutlinesDiscussion QuestionsHandoutsQuizzes & Exams

Reviews

I believe that this course has better equipped me to serve in ministry of ALL kinds.

Anonymous
Course Reviewed: 11 months ago

I was able to immediately apply what I learned to my life and ministry work.

Anonymous
Course Reviewed: 11 months ago

For me, the MI training was so beneficial. I believe that this technique will help me to understand and be able to accommodate the needs of the ladies that I serve.

Anonymous
Course Reviewed: 11 months ago

A very informative course. I like the direct ministry focus.

Anonymous
Course Reviewed: 3 years ago

It is a Christian course and truly is Bible centered. It teaches practical ways to minister to inmates and their families.

Anonymous
Course Reviewed: 3 years ago

Easy to navigate coursework; equips us for Christian ministry.

Anonymous
Course Reviewed: 3 years ago

I was able to implement the material I learned right away in the ministries I am involved in. I have even used MI [Motivational Interviewing] at work with the 30 guys that work for me.

Anonymous
Course Reviewed: 3 years ago