Taking Personal Responsibility is the first video in From the Inside Out: Life Skills for Inmates and Parolees curriculum.
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.
This DVD helps offenders learn the tools necessary to build, strengthen, and maintain relationships.