Our curriculum is designed to be implemented in the community, within facilities, and within educational settings. FPI can provide the class in your facility, or train your facilitators. Essential components of our approach include:
- 16 weeks in duration
- 1 hour to 1.5 hour sessions
- Cognitive-behavioral and trauma-informed activities
- Woven into the facility culture for the reinforcement of key elements for transformation change.
- Extensive staff training and support.
Currently the Family Peace Initiative provides trauma-focused groups for justice-involved youth in Shawnee County, Kansas. Current programming is serving youth in multiple settings both within facilities and in the community. With our continuum of care approach, youth are able to participate in our Youth Initiative Program while they are incarcerated and can seamlessly continue engagement in a community-based program upon release.
Many justice-involved youth have experienced trauma. Our approach helps youth address trauma as well as accept accountability for the impact of their behaviors toward others. Youth develop foundational skills surrounding healthy relationships in this program.