ATLANTA, July 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Title I Programs provide extra instructional services and activities that support students in meeting challenging academic standards. Poor parental guidance, emotional control, and societal influences have an impact on Title I School students. Due to these factors many students struggle to reach their full potential. The Diversion Center offers a solution to this problem and developed a 72 page, life skills workbook entitled, "How to be Successful With or Without a College Degree."
Derek Collins, the CEO of the Diversion Center states, "If a student is emotionally unstable he or she will not be able to perform, even if they know all of the answers on the test. It's like taking an exam in front of a hungry lion. Fear, anger, and depression are emotions that affect the performance of many students throughout the U.S."
The Diversion Center presents a curriculum that offers a different perspective on how to improve student performance because it addresses emotional, social, and cultural issues that affect all students. Many students receive educational tools but lack the emotional control to utilize those tools. Mr. Collins states, "Angry students make poor emotional decisions. This mental state does not improve academic performance because the pre-frontal cortex of the brain is shut down. This part of the brain is in charge of processing information, thought analysis, and regulating behavior." Mr. Collins argues that academic performance correlates with mental health.
Many are aware of people in this world who have achieved phenomenal success in their lives with minimal resources, experience, or connections. Many do not have high IQs or college degrees. They have high emotional intelligence or EQ. They have the unique ability to manage their emotions and the emotions of others. Self-control, perseverance, and motivation are synonymous with high EQ. According to TalentSmart, 90 percent of top performers have high emotional intelligence.
Today's students face unique challenges that were not experienced in previous generations. Social media, reality shows, cell phones, and a culture of instant gratification have re-wired the way students perceive, think, and adjust to social pressure. This curriculum helps students examine issues, improve decision making, and challenge ideas that are not in line with their personal value system. In addition, it develops four core skills needed to develop emotional intelligence: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship awareness.
According to Mr. Collins, "This workbook encourages students to practice delayed gratification and create principles that promote authentic living and high self-worth."
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
As the CEO of the Diversion Center, Mr. Collins provides certification trainings to counselors in anger management and theft addiction. He also oversees three outpatient facilities that provide court mandated counseling. He holds numerous certifications and is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He earned his Master of Arts degree in Education from Central Michigan University.
As the CFO of the Diversion Center, Mrs. Collins provides financial management of three outpatient facilities and conducts psycho-education groups to court mandated offenders. She is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.
If you would like to receive more information or order books visit http://www.thediversioncenter.com or call (404) 503-8069.
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