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Taking Personal Responsibility
is the first video in From the Inside Out: Life Skills for Inmates and Parolees
Session One: Why Relationships Are Important
Earnie Larsen, renowned author and lecturer in the field of recovery, addiction, and unwanted behaviors, introduces nine ex-offenders who tell their stories. Larsen explains why the primary reason for relapse and recidivism is the inability to make relationships work.
Session Two: What Does Love Look Like?
Earnie Larsen introduces the concept of good relationships and explains why many of us don't know what good relationships look like. Ex-offenders reveal some of the loving relationships in their lives.
Session Three: Looking at Bad Relationships
Relationships depend on what we bring to them-often a continuation of pain and abuse from the past. Earnie Larsen makes those connections clear. Ex-offenders share stories and role-play a scene from a bad family relationship.
Session Four: Three Principles of Building Good Relationships
Many people aren't able to make relationships work. Earnie Larsen explains the skills that are vital to making relationships work.