Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 1/18/2023

Thinking for a Change Training for Trainers Program

Thinking for a Change (T4C) is an integrated cognitive behavioral change program authored by Jack Bush, Ph.D., Barry Glick, Ph.D., and Juliana Taymans, Ph.D., under a cooperative agreement with the National Institute of Corrections (NIC). T4C incorporates research from cognitive restructuring theory, social skills development, and the learning and use of problem-solving skills.

T4C comprises 25 lessons that build upon each other and contains appendices that can be used to craft an aftercare program to meet the ongoing cognitive behavioral needs of a group. Not all lessons can be completed in one session, so a typical delivery cycle may take 30 sessions. Sessions should last between one and two hours. Ideally, the curriculum is delivered twice per week, with a minimum recommended dosage of once per week and a maximum recommended dosage of three times per week. Participants must be granted time to complete mandatory homework between each lesson.

The program is designed to be used with justice-involved adults and youth, males and females in a traditional face-to-face classroom setting. It is intended for groups of eight to twelve and should be delivered only by trained facilitators. Due to its integrated structure, T4C is a closed group program, meaning members must start at the beginning of a cycle and may not join the group mid-stream (lesson five is a logical cut-off point for new group members).

The goal of this cooperative agreement is to provide consistent training and support to Thinking for a Change facilitators from local, state, and federal and tribal corrections agencies seeking to support and increase the amount of T4C facilitators in their organizations with fidelity by becoming trained as T4C trainers.

Only one (1) application will be accepted from a submitting organization. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact fundopps@duke.edu as early as possible.

Deadline: March 3, 2023

Eligibility Requirements

NIC invites applications from nonprofit organizations (including faith-based, community, and tribal organizations), for-profit organizations (including tribal for-profit organizations), and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education). Recipients, including for-profit organizations, must agree to waive any profit or fee for services. Foreign governments, international organizations, and non-governmental international organizations/institutions are not eligible to apply. Proof of 501(c) (3) status as determined by the Internal Revenue Service or an authorizing tribal resolution is required.

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