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Workshops & Counseling
Miami-Dade County Teen Court is more than just a sanctioning program. The program also helps to foster positive changes in youth by exposing them to educational experiences through weekly and monthly workshops as well as counseling sessions.
- Anger management and ethics
- On-hands training
- Legal and financial training
- Theft and substance prevention training
- Family workshops
- Peer and individual workshops
- Victim’s Awareness Panel
Anger management and ethics
Sessions include assessment and evaluation of the youth's anger and personal control. Participants needing this intervention must take a minimum of five sessions of counseling in order to receive credit for completion.
This course focuses on the importance of ethical behavior at school, home, and in the workplace. This course is mandatory for all Teen Court participants.
On-hands trainingBack to Top
Legal and financial training
Law-related Education Training
Teen Court volunteers interested in serving the court as youth attorneys receive training and are exposed to legal concepts and procedures utilized by Miami-Dade County Teen Court.
Theft and substance prevention trainingBack to Top
The Parent Involvement Workshop
Helps parents and/or guardians hone their parental skills by interrupting the cycle of criminal and drug delinquency plaguing their children. The workshop addresses issues related to parental stress, improving parenting skills (parenting classes), and parent-child relationship.
Peer and individual workshops
The Peer Circle
An intensive group interaction forum that allows peers an opportunity to openly discuss and work through issues unique to adolescents. Some common topics include gang membership, substance abuse, communication, family issues, sexuality (including teen parenting), self-esteem, and life skills (decision-making).
Victim’s Awareness Panel
This workshop is designed to create dialogue between parents or guardians of TC participants regarding the value of forgiveness and restoration. Participants discuss the impact that crime has had on their relationships within the family/community and the transformation process necessary to reconcile and repair lost trust.Back to Top Page Last Edited: Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:56:15 AM
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