At GOODWorks, we're committed to empowering women in recovery from the criminal justice system to make positive behavioral, lifestyle changes that foster personal growth and create a safe environment for themselves and their children.

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GOODWorks' Mentees

2019 Enders Island Retreat

Where Do We Go From Here

Thank you to everyone who attended the "Where Do We Go From Here" 2019 Enders Island Retreat.

Latest Mentee News

Meet Mabintou Darbee, our newest Mentee.

Our Commitment To Our Mentees

For the past year GoodWorks has been involved with assisting women {mentees} in our support program as well as many young women at the York Correctional Institution in Niantic, CT with a transformation of behavior from negative to positive. These gradual lifestyle changes are accomplished through introducing the women to the SOS process, which allows them to efficiently accomplish mental focusing and reflective thinking in order to find good solutions through three easy to remember steps. Our mentees are seen once a week at York CI and participate in weekly workshops throughout the year (excluding holidays & weather).

 

GoodWorks is committed to promoting the well-being of women in recover in order to foster personal growth and provide a safe environment for themselves and their children. We further our support by empowering women in their daily lives through the development of educational, spiritual, and mental skills, by building their self-esteem and confidence, and addressing trauma through techniques such as SOS.

 

SOS stands for slow down, orient, and self-check. This is part of phase one of three of a larger system called TARGET which involves stabilization and self regulation in patients who have been affected by traumatic experiences. This is all taught through the process of focusing, accomplished through the three-step process that is SOS and can be done in a matter of seconds. The purpose of SOS is to provide a practical, easily recalled self-cue that interrupts reactive or impulsive thinking and action and facilitates simple cognitive processing.