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Hello my name is Tenisha Mack. The name of my Re-Entry Program is M.A.C.K (Motivating And Connecting Knowledge) Community Support Services LLC. I’m a certified Anger Management Specialist, CAMS II, and a certified Shoplifting and Theft Addiction Specialist, CSTAS. I will be providing Anger Management services and Theft Prevention for adults and juveniles as well as Employment Preparation and two support groups, Love Ones in Jail (Family members with love ones in jail) & Life after Jail (For Ex-Offenders). I have experienced the other side of the law and I have learned from my past behaviors and now I believe I can pass my positive teaching to others to help them understand the severity of committing a crime as well as dealing with anger. Education have helped me progress and evolve in life and has helped me become the women I am today. I have a Double Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and Sociology from Cleveland State University. I also have my Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from American Public University and I am currently working on my PhD in Criminal Justice at Walden University.
Here are just a few things that M.A.C.K (Motivating And Connecting Knowledge) Community Support Services has to offer you.
Our goal at M.A.C.K (Motivating And Connecting Knowledge) Community Support Services is to give you the attention you deserve. We are special because we offer you services like: Anger Management, Theft Prevention, Employment Preparation and Support Groups.
Anger Management Classes
The purpose of this class is to help the individual learn how to identify stressors and how to take necessary steps to remain calm as well as help the individual handle tense situations in a positive manner. Also help the individual understand that it is impossible to avoid all the people, things and settings that incite anger, but the individual may learn how to control their anger and respond in an appropriate manner. This program is a six week class geared to help clients recognize, target and heal the sources of their anger. Each session is 2 hours long. Once successfully completing the program the individual will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Theft Prevention Classes
The purpose of this class is to help the individual identify their thoughts, beliefs and attitudes which led them to shoplift and how it affects and hurt others as well as understanding the laws and consequences and the social and financial impact of their behavior. I want them to understand the big risk there taking for a small reward. I also want to help them understand their behavior and what choices they could have made differently. I will also help assist the individual develop a plan to stop shoplifting now and in the future. I have lived the life of a shoplifter and I have suffered and lost in so many ways. With that being said this is nothing I read up on I actually lived that life. I will share my story and I'm sure it will help someone and I want them to understand that educating yourself is one of the most powerful tools to overcome shoplifting. This class is 3 hours in duration. Once successfully completing the program the individual will receive a Certificate of Completion.
The purpose of these support groups is to bring those with similar circumstances and beliefs together to discuss their issuses and concerns. This is near and dear to me. I have been in this situation with a loved one and trust and believe, everyone needs someone to talk to whether it's a loved one in jail or an ex-offender trying to live life the right way upon being released. In these groups one will be able to find support from others who are dealing with the same thing, or have been down the same dark road one may currently find thereself in. It will be very informational as well as having a place to communicate and to share your stories. Because there is no worse feeling than being alone and helpless.
The support group for ex- offenders will entitle a little more and the individual must be willing to be honest and open, set certain re-entry goals to work toward, allow others to hold them responsible for their progress and support and encourage others in the group. Being supportive and understanding can help one another during stressful times and can make a difference between a person returning to prison or successfully building a new life. And with building a successful new life one must have family support, obtain employment so one can be financially stable. These are just a few factors to help succeed at building a new life.