Community Rehabilitation and Resources Center

Foreign Languages

Today the world is getting smaller and learning a foreign language is a way to have a better understanding of this world and to see it as new. For instance, many European countries begin early teaching their children to learn a foreign language. They know and understand that someone is as many people as the language he speaks. Effectively, a person who speaks one language will be only one. If someone, however, speaks three languages he is as useful as three people. Then, he has the ability to communicate with almost every person he meets. When someone speaks only one language he is limited to speaking to people who speak that same language. With the world becoming a global village, speaking only one language is no longer a good idea since that can shut people out. Moreover, the business world is in need of people who are multi-lingual because of the global economy. With more than one language anybody will be an asset to any business and employers will even pay more for this asset. Community Rehabilitation and Resources Center, Inc initiates a flexible French/Creole program where anybody can learn without difficulty. This program is available to kids, youth, and adults. Fundamentals of the French/Creole language emphasizes grammar, composition, conversation, listening, reading, speaking, and writing.

Juvenile Delinquency Prevention and Intervention

CRRC Angels’ Club is a literary and religious association for the promotion of learning. It is formed to serve God, develop initiative and leadership, give primacy to human and spiritual, rather than the material values of life, promote the adoption and application of the higher standards in education and social contacts, develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship, promote experience in living and working together, provide a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render unselfish service, and to build better communities.

As a Community Rehabilitation and Resources Center’s program, Angels’ Club is committed to helping young kids glorify and honor God, developing their talent, being successful in their studies, and maintaining an appropriate life’s style to prevent them from going on the wrong side of society. This club represents a tool for becoming a responsible and reliable person, spiritual, and professional. In other words, members of this club shall be good citizens and shall be considered active members of society. Indeed, through their knowledge and experience, they’ll be capable of bringing change in human behavior and people’s lives. Angels’ Club is committed to guiding them and giving them the opportunity to be prepared to face the world’s most challenging problems. Also, the club will enable them to manifest their love for God, to become more religious and spiritual, to be more sensitive to human difficulties, and to be friendlier to each other. At Angels’ Club, members are brothers/sisters, parents/children, and should be respectful to everybody. In fact, each kid’s member is considered an angel but must be honest, polite, loving, caring, and generous. Angels ‘Club wants its members to be successful in their lives and in everything.

In order for kids to achieve their goals and to be useful to society, Angels’ Club is assisting them with a valuable program. They’ll be helping in bible study, poetry, music, communication, history, geography, reading, dance, foreign languages, seminars, culinary art school, and many more. It is very important that kids know their environment; that’s why they’ll be taken to some places across America. In order for them to see, observe, and understand the social problems, they’ll be taken to hospitals, nursing homes, prisons, libraries, museums, and parks. Every month, in accordance with their parents’ agreement, they could go to a different location. Every year, they could visit another state or another country.

Child Abuse prevention and Intervention

Community Rehabilitation and Resources Center (CRRC), Inc.  works with families at greatest risk for child abuse and neglect due to poverty, substance abuse, and domestic violence. The center envisions working with the Florida Department of Children and Families to identify and assist these families. The program focuses on ensuring the safety and well-being of children, creating stable living environments, establishing a permanent residence for each child, and creating a community- based support system. This is accomplished by:

  1. Preserving families; helping them to voluntarily resolve crisis, connect with helpful resources, and remain safely together in their homes
  2. Supporting families; helping parents enhance their ability to create stable and nurturing home environments for their children, avoid unnecessary out- of-home placements for their children, and help children who have already been placed outside of the home to return to their families or another planned, permanent residence
  3. Reunifying families; helping families whose children have been removed from the home to resolve their problems so that reunification may occur in a safe and stable manner

Staff case managers visit families in their homes to assess their needs, offer parenting support, and provide case management. Parents also attend parenting classes and support groups at the community Rehabilitation and Resources Center’s office. Specialized instruction is provided for kinship families with special needs children, adolescents, and other issues identified by the participating families

Domestic Violence Intervention

Community Rehabilitation and Resources Center (CRRC), Inc. offers a 26-week court and Community Services Bureau (CSB) approved intervention program for male and female perpetrators of domestic violence. The organization accepts referrals from the courts for individuals who have been convicted of domestic violence offenses, the Florida Department of Children and Families for individuals and couples who have been required to attend as a condition of reuniting with their children, and voluntary clients. Groups are facilitated by term-approved therapists and focus on accepting responsibility, remaining drug and alcohol-free, and breaking the cycle of violence. Community Rehabilitation and Resources Center (CRRC), Inc. offers a 12-week parenting class series designed to help parents understand child development and behaviors as well as learn effective discipline techniques

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution offers an alternative to the formal court system for individuals seeking a resolution to their disputes. Sometimes we can work it out on the phone. You don’t have to leave your home. This is called conciliation. Sometimes you need to meet with a neutral third party. This is called mediation. Trained mediators sit down with you and the other party for a problem-solving session. Mediation and conciliation can be useful with a variety of issues including domestic violence; landlord-tenant; consumer- merchant; employer-employee; parent-teen; Collection.

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