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~ Margaret


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To Our Referral Sources

We understand that  you have choices when it comes to referring your clients to programs.  With that said we are confident that we offer a superior program.  If you are currently utilizing another MIP alcohol or underage drinking program we encourage you to take the time to view their program as well as ours and simply compare. 
Offender Solutions® prides itself not only on the customer support that we provide for the students that complete our MIP alcohol cours but also to you as the referrer.  At any time you can contact Offender Solutions® by phone or email to request a status update on a client or verify authenticity of a Completion Certificate. 

As one professional to another we want to assure you that we understand how important it is to make our minor in possession (MIP) Alcohol education class user friendly for you and our MIP students. As we suspect the case is with you, our hope is to help be a part of helping our clients become more productive, less stressed, and problem/crime free citizens. Our online MIP education class is designed to be one small part of the often bigger task you have but can be a key player when it comes to helping the student make significant alcohol choices in their life.

Tracking - With our learning management system we can quickly and easily track and report on a students' performance, progress and alcohol class completion. You can call us to monitor your students' alcohol awareness class enrollment and progress.

Affordable - Our prices are clearly among the lowest in our field. We fully understand the financial barrier many people have and maintain the notion that it is unethical to charge exorbitant fees. Further, if you use ourRethink-a-Drink™ class regularly we can offer your organization ongoing group discount codes or a low annual fee, (just ask.)

Quality - With the Offender Solutions® quality reputation you can rest assured that our online MIP alcohol education class, utilizes best practices, evidence based principles and a cognitive restructuring approach. Further, our underage drinking classes are only developed by experts in their field. Our Rethink-a-Drink™ curriculum was developed through the combined 44 years of experience of a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor (CADC), parole officer, juvenile probation officer, two college instructors and a juvenile justice system policy analyst. Each of these roles contributed greatly to the style, deliver and content of our online MIP alcohol awareness class.

 

Offender Solutions® Referrals

Appropriate referrals to our MIP Alcohol Underage Drinking Class?
Of course you can refer any person you would like to our MIP Alcohol class. However, as a guideline, we suggest you think of Offender Solutions® for youth who are "average", typical or first or second time offenders. As you well know, we are more likely to be successful with youth who do not misuse, abuse or are addicted to alcohol. This is not an evaluation, treatment or intervention program - our MIP alcohol awareness class is an education/ awareness class. We try to make all of our alcohol related materials readable at the 5th grade level.

Making a Rethink-a-Drink referral?
This is a subject we know something about. With our experience in the field of parole and probation we know that making a referral is all too often more work than is necessary. We promise to make it easy.

You can download our Rethink-a-Drink™ class referral form. Simply download the referral form, print, cut and hand it to the offender. Get our referral form here!

Easy enough?

Confirming Client Completion

Evidence Based Research

Implementing Evidence Based Practices

Evidence Based Juvenile Programs


What doesn't work? : Edward Latessa, Ph.D. Center for Criminal Justice Research says, "Most researchers who study correctional interventions have concluded without some form of human intervention or services there is unlikely to be much effect on recidivism from punishment alone." Further, "Not a single reviewer of studies of the effects of official punishment alone (custody, mandatory arrests, increased surveillance, etc.) has found consistent evidence of reduced recidivism."

Using research and evidence based interventions is essential, not only to demonstrate the effectiveness of our programs but also, ethically. Our position is that we have a mission critical responsibility to provide the best, evidence based MIP alcohol education services possible.

What does work?: The research community and virtually all of the relevant journals, overwhelming demonstrate the Offender Solutions® curricula which:

a) uses education and,

b) follows a cognitive restructuring or cognitive behavior modification model, will provide statistically significant change (results).

Simply stated, Offender Solutions® maintains a fundamental belief that all clients must be treated respectfully and are seeking a better life. Our approach is to help them assess their own attitudes, values and beliefs. The research indicates that the Offender Solutions® cognitive model develops an awareness that results in an attitude change and subsequent pro-social beliefs and behaviors. The data also shows that these changes occur across male and female, juvenile and adult and among low, medium and high risk offenders.

Offender Solutions®, as an agency, has a research, criminal justice, education and counseling psychology background. All staff are supervised by a Masters level Counseling Psychologist. We are comprised of staff and consultants from a variety of disciplines including parole, probation, psychology, social work, counseling, corrections, and a research analyst.


They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987) ,
The Philosophy of Andy Warhol

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: I've paid, how do I get to, and start, my MIP Alcohol Awareness class?
A: Click here to see instruction on navigating to your class.

Q: How does the court (referring person) know I completed the Rethink-a-Drink™ class ?
A: You are automatically authorized to generate a certificate as soon as you complete your alcohol class. At registration, if you enter the email address of the person who referred you, that person will automatically be notified of your alcohol class registration and completion status. We will, at your request, notify the referring person (or your attorney) of your Rethink-a-Drink™ class completion status.

Q: Will I get a Certificate of Completion?
A: Upon successful completion of the Rethink-a-Drink™ class , a completion certificate is unlocked and immediately available to you. Also, and upon request we can mail, fax or email your MIP class Completion Certificate to any person you would like.

Q: What happens after I complete the alcohol awareness class?
A: If you provided an email address of the person who told you to take an alcohol awareness class, a notice of your successful underage drinking class completion.

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Q: How long does the Rethink-a-Drink™ class take to complete?
A: On average it takes approximately 4 hours of work to complete the MIP class . Depending on how fast you work it can take a little longer or a little less. You can start and stop your class anytime. Upon return, the computer will "remember" where you stopped and return you there.

Q: How long do I have to start and finish the Alcohol Awareness class?
A: Usually the person who refers you to an Underage Drinking/Alcohol Awareness class decides your timeline. We don't impose a timeline on you. We will, however, close your MIP class if there is a substantial period of inactivity.

Q: : How many chapters are there in the Rethink-a-Drink™ classes?
A: There is a short "introduction" chapter and there are a total of 7 chapters in the Rethink-a-Drink™ curriculum. Each chapter has an exam at the end before going on to the next chapter. There is also a summary and final exam.

Q: I only have 3 days left to get this Alcohol Education Class done, can I finish it that quickly?
A: Yes, however you will still be required to complete all the readings and answer each set of questions at the end of each chapter followed by a final exam. It is more up to you and your willingness to commit. You must still meet our standards when it comes to acceptable test answers.

Q: . Does this MIP / Alcohol Awareness class meet courts requirement for an MIP Alcohol Class?
A: Likely yes. To date no agencies have declined the use of our Rethink-a-Drink™ program. However you do need to double check with the person who referred you in order to be absolutely certain.

Q: What if I don't feel I have an alcohol problem but I have been told I have to take this MIP Alcohol Awareness class?
A: Regardless of your situation, all of the information within this alcohol education class should apply directly to your situation or life in general.

Q: Can I really take my alcohol awareness class anytime - day or night?

A: That's right! You can take your Rethink-a-Drink™ alcohol awareness class anytime, day or night, 23 hours a day 7 days a week. You also only need to work on your alcohol awareness class for as long as you want to. Stop and start when you want - the system will remember where you last ended your alcohol awareness class.

Q: Are your Rethink-a-Drink™ class exams difficult to pass?

A: Our exams do have fairly high standards. If you want to be sure to successfully complete any one chapter in your online alcohol awareness class you will very likely pass the exam if you simply read the material in that chapter. The only people who report our Rethink-a-Drink™ exams to be problematic are the people who tried "skimming" without learning. Our exams are typically reported to be easy after the person actually reads the chapter.

Q: What if I need help, have a problem or need support?

A: Support to our Rethink-a-Drink™ alcohol awareness class is very important to Offender Solutions®. We offer email support seven days a week 15 hours a day. We provide phone support 10 hours a day on weekdays are often available by phone on weekends. You can email support@offendersolutions.com or support@alcoholsolutions.com and you will typically get a response in 1 hour or less.

Q: I am not going to be able to complete my Alcohol Education class by the deadline that I was given. What do I do?
A: We would encourage you to: 1. Do everything in your power to attempt to complete on time. 2. Contact your referring person (PO, judge, attorney, employer, school Etc.) and ask for an extension. In any case, communicating with everyone involved is very important.

Q: I have a yellow triangle preventing me from starting my chapter. What can I do?
A: If you ever get a yellow triangle icon preventing you from opening a chapter, here is what you can do:

.  Double click on the yellow triangle

.  Wait for the pop up window to open

.  Close the pop up window

Go up to "View" on your toolbar and select "Refresh"
(or hit your F5 key to refresh)

Q: My Rethink-a-Drink™ class is stuck, it starts to open (or close) but isn't opening, the message just says "Wait! Do not close window" What am I suppose to do?

A1: Look to the top of your screen and determine if you have a pop-up blocker message (often a yellow bar in your browser window). Click on the pop-up blocker and in the drop down select "Always allow ..." Otherwise, simply turn off you pop-up blocker.

A2: If you haven't tuned your computer up recently you could get "stuck" opening a chapter or closing a chapter. The problem is typically easily resolved by cleaning out your "cookies" and or "Temporary Internet Files".

To clean these files out (assuming you are in Internet Explorer) go to the top of Internet Explorer and:

Your class should work fine now.

Q: Tell me about the Offender Solutions® Inc. Rethink-a-Drink™ Alchol Awareness Class

A: Offender Solutions® Inc. provides a four (4) hour alcohol awareness/alcohol education class. The Rethink-a-Drink curriculum is based on current alcohol research and information. Our alcohol education class teaches about the history of alcohol and associated attitudes and problem, it puts into context why alcoho is so commonly a concern, the "levels of use" are identified and the student's "level of use" is screened. The common risk factors are identified and the student is encouraged to ponder his or her attitudes, values and beliefs about underage drinking. The class is presented in an objective and nonjudgmental way and no attempt is made to change or sway the student. A key component of a meaningful alcohol education class is to educate the student about the refusal skills, strategy and techniques. The Offender Solutions® alcohol awareness class uses a cognitive restructuring approach which basically follows the tenant of Norman Vincent Peale (1898 - 1993): "Change your thoughts and you will change your world." Our alcohol education class asks the student to explore their attitudes, values and beliefs. This class asks the student to figure out what they believe, who they are and to identify their value system.

Q: What are you going to try to do to me in your MIP Alcohol Awareness Class?

A: Strangely enough this question is quite important! It is of high importance to Offender Solutions® that we don't try to do anything to you. Our alcohol education class does not try to fix or change you. Our alcohol awareness classes do not judge you. Our Rethink-a-Drink class does not try to force anything on you and has no intent of imposing change or our values on you. Critical to the values of Offender Solutions® is the need to: a) be respectful of the student, b) not be judgmental of the student, c) not try to impose "the truth" on the alcohol class student and d) not try to impose change on the student. Our Rethink-a-Drink™ class is education oriented and works under the assumption that if you learn you will change your thoughts. If you change your thoughts you will change your behavior, your life and your world. Yes, with great confidence we are strong believers in education, we attribute education to have converted the human animal to the human being. Any change that comes as a result of taking our alcohol education/awareness class is change that the student makes. We can take credit for providing meaningful information; the student needs to take credit for any changes he or she makes.

Q: Are there added costs or other things to buy?

A: The Offender Solutions® Online Rethink-a-Drink™ class is 100% online. There are no additional items to buy and there are no added costs. Our workbook class (taking the class though the mail and a paper workbook) costs more because of printing, binding, handling and shipping costs.

Q: Will the Offender Solutions® Rethink-a-Drink™ alcohol education/awareness class be accepted by the person who referred me to an alcohol education class?

A: Offender Solutions® is a nationwide premier provider of online classes and has been accepted in every state in the country. That said, there is no national standard for alcohol educationt classes and any judge, probation officer, school or employer can accept an alcohol education class or reject it. We do offer a money back guarantee (be sure to read the details) if our alcohol education class is not accepted.

Q: How do I get my Alcohol Awareness Class completion certificate?

A: After you have completed alcohol education class a Completion Certificate is immediately made available to you. If you want Offender Solutions® to mail or email you a certificate, just ask - no added fee. Mailed Rethink-a-Drink™ class Completion Certificates are embossed and can be sent directly to the person who referred you to our alcohol education class.

 

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Last Updated: Saturday, July 21, 2012

A Really Good Choice

Our Re-think-a-Drink™ underage alcohol awareness class is a convenient way to complete a court ordered, PO, diversion or school required program.

You can take the class from any location in the United States, Europe, Canada or Australia with a computer and internet access. There is nothing to download or print, simply register, log in, pay and begin your alcohol class.

Our Courses Include:

24 hour access to your class

Immediate Proof of Enrollment

Start and stop at any time - work at your pace

Use home computer or public library

A world class learning experience

User friendly

Support by phone weekdays, by email 7 days a week

Free Certificate of Completion immediately available upon completion

Our Philosophy

Change your thoughts and you change your world .

~Norman Vincent Peale
(1898 - 1993)

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