Killer Whales: Motivating Juveniles to Change
What could juvenile offenders and killer whales from Sea World have in common? On the surface, it might not seem like much, but for young offenders at the Orange County jail in Florida, killer whales are an example of positive reinforcement and behavioral changes.
Officers at the Orange County facility have been using programs based on motivational books – such as “Whale Done”, “Who Moved My Cheese”, and “Fish for Life” – to motivate incarcerated youths to change their responses and behaviors. The juveniles have been particularly interested in the “Whale Done” book and program....News
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