Attention Readers: Kid CAT Childhood development curriculum and facilitator manual is now available.
If you are interested in creating a Kid CAT branch/youth offender support group at your institution, please have your sponsor/volunteer or community partnership manager contact Kid CAT Speaks c/o San Quentin News, 1 Main Street, San Quentin, CA 94964 for a copy of our curriculum and facilitator’s manual.
The curriculum’s objective is to help participants address the root causes of criminal thinking, childhood trauma and violent behavior. It accomplishes this by helping participants explore three phases of their lives:
Past (childhood to pre-conviction)
Present (current incarceration)
The 26-week curriculum is broken into eight modules:
Empathy and forgiveness
A typical session consists of written assignments, self-exploration, lectures and group discussion.