Behavior Change

Evidence-Based Practices: Motivational Interviewing

At 3rd Millennium Classrooms, we strive to have evidence-based practices incorporated into all of our courses. One of these practices is Motivational Interviewing. 

Motivational Interviewing is a goal-oriented, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence. Motivational interviewing uses affirmations, reflection, open-ended questions, and periodic, strategically placed summary statements. It is used in all of our courses. 

Motivational Interviewing is based on the following assumptions:

Evidence-Based Practices: Normative Perceptions

At 3rd Mil, we use evidence-based practices in all of our courses. One of these practices is to address Normative Perceptions.

Normative perceptions is based on the Social Norms Theory, which states that a person’s perception of what is normal behavior affects how they behave. For instance, if a person thinks most of their peers participate in a certain behavior, such as binge drinking, they are more likely to participate in that behavior. On the other hand, if a person believes few of their peers do something, they are less likely to do it also.

Evidence-Based Practices: Personalized Feedback

A comprehensive review of 42 interventions found strong support for the efficacy of programs that incorporated motivational feedback, expectancy challenge, skills-based activities and personalized feedback.¹ Personalized feedback is integrated into all of our drug and alcohol courses for courts, colleges, and high schools through the use of the eCHECKUP TO GO brief inter

Evidence-Based Practices: Risk Perception

At 3rd Millennium, we are committed to providing the best possible solutions for your students and clients. One of the ways we do this is by incorporating evidence-based practices into our courses. One of these practices is “risk perception.”

Risk perception is a measurement of how much of a risk someone thinks a certain behavior has. 

Using Technology to Change Offender Behavior

Modern technology can be used for many things, from monitoring your sleeping baby to turning off your lights remotely from your phone. Technology can also be used to help offenders change behavior and reduce recidivism. For example, in the personal health arena, there are now many products that help people make changes in diet, exercise, or other health behaviors.

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In recent years, vaping has become a public health epidemic. Since 2014, e-cigarettes have been the most commonly used tobacco product among youth. In 2020, about 1 in 5 high school students in the United States reported using e-cigarettes in the past month. 3.6 million young people are currently using e-cigarettes — exceeding traditional cigarettes. 

September 28, 2020