Bringing Christian Care-Giving to the Marketplace
Each of the services we offer is born of repeated requests we have heard professionals make as they seek to provide services to their clients. Each service openly addresses its respective topics with an emphasis on Biblical teaching with the conviction that it is in our relationship with God that we experience our greatest motivation and guidance to build positive interpersonal relationships. In Jesus Christ we find our Redeemer and ultimate example of how to manage our emotions and build positive relationships.
Often the Department of Social Service encounters parents who abuse or neglect their children. This 8 session (12 hour) course is ideally suited for treatment plans for parents who struggle with appropriately disciplining and caring for their children. Instruction ranges from basic child development to guiding parents to discipline themselves.
1. Positive Parenting Philosophy 5. Redirection/Using Time Out
2. Child Development from birth to 5 years 6. Bring Out the Best in Your Child
3. Child Development from age 6-18 7. Communicating with Your Child
4. Discipline vs. Punishment 8. Parents Disciplining Themselves
Many people believe that domestic violence abusers can never change. We believe that there is no addictive tendencies or desire for control that cannot be changed by God's grace. Confronting abusers with the powerful message of personal responsibility and offering life-changing grace is the most effective means by which we can begin the process of bringing about true, lasting change in the thinking and intentions of domestic abusers.
Topics Covered (MAP curriculum is incorporated as part of the BBO curriculum, see MAP topics for sessions 1-8):
9. Dealing with Depression 18. Accepting Personal Responsibility
10. Oppression or Opposing Opinions 19. Stress Management
11. Negative Power and Control Tactics 20. Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence
12. Positive Power and Influence Skills 21. Money Management
13. Verbal Abuse 22. Conflict Resolution/Negotiation
14. Knowing Respect When You See It 23. Regaining Trust
15. Learning from the Legal System 24. Sexual Respect
16. Effects of Domestic Violence on Children 25. Selecting Your Support System
17. Overview of Sessions 9-16 26. Overview of Sessions 18-25
Judges, law enforcement officials, social workers, and employers across the US have come to recognize the need for anger management courses/programs to help people learn to relax and calm themselves down so that they can avoid destructive explosions of rage at their family members, fellow employees, fellow drivers on our roads, etc. We acknowledge the positive role God means for anger to serve in our lives and teach skills to calm restrain ourselves in stressful times.
1. What Anger Is and Is Not 5. Owning Your Own Emotions
2. Facing the Facts About Our Anger 6. Communication that Extinguishes the Fire
3. Mismanagement Strategies 7. Anger Management in the Home
4. Beyond Anger To Assertiveness 8. Forgiveness: The Ultimate Anger Management Strategy
We conduct day long biblically based seminars tailored to the needs of the group.
The most frequently requested topics are:
1. Marriage Issues 4. Conflict Management/Conflict Resolution (these are different)
2. Parenting Issues 5. Constructive Communication
3. Stress Management 6. Effective Leadership
Those clients who are court ordered or mandated by Department of Social Services treatment plans must adhere to the following attendance policies unless a different policy is stipulated by their referral source in writing (any absences must be made up:
BBO (Batterers Beating the Odds) - We allow 3 absences over the 26 week course
MAP (Managing Anger Productively) - We allow 1 absence over the 8 week course
PPC (Positive Parenting Class) - We allow 1 absence over the 8 week course
Redeeming the Time offers two different payment options:
1. Have no more than 3 absences for BBO program or 1 absence for the MAP or the PPC program provided you pay $20.00 per class (if you get more than 1 payment behind no absences are allowed).
2. In case of financial difficulty, you may pay less than $20.00 per class, but you must pay at least $5.00 per class with no absences until the entire fee for your respective program is paid off (may extend longer than the 8 week or 26 week term of your respective program).
We accept both voluntary and mandated clients (court ordered and mandated by DSS treatment plan). We expect the same attendance and cooperation from either. We commit to showing all our clients the utmost respect, while expecting them to conduct themselves respectfully toward us.
All new referrals must contact us at 864-230-7440 or by email at email@example.com to arrange and confirm their attendance at an Enrollment Class during which they complete our initial assessment, learn about the program they are to attend, and pay a $20.00 enrollment fee. All classes cost $20.00 per session and must be paid by cash or money order at each class session.
NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY: Redeeming the Time serves all members of the upstate community. Please note that Redeeming the Time uses references from the Bible and Judeo/Christian concepts and teachings as the basis of it psycho-educational programs. Prayer will also be utilized in classes. Redeeming the Time desires to interact positively and constructively with other religious ideas/concepts and will in no way discriminate against any client holding or expressing religious beliefs that differ from Judeo-Christian beliefs. If a client determines the religious nature of our discussion is not appropriate for them and chooses to transfer to another batterers’ treatment program, Redeeming the Time will gladly certify client’s attendance at all classes completed and paid for.