Thinking For a Change

Thinking for a Change (T4C) is a cognitive behavioral training program designed by the National Institute for Corrections. T4C has three important components that help individuals move through life in a proactive manner. These three components are social skills, cognitive self change, and problem solving, which are instrumental in the development of teenagers and young adults. Topics discussed throughout the program include making plans, active listening, responding to anger, identifying and understanding emotions, recognizing risks, and evaluating one’s own actions.


We work with age groups ranging from 13 – 18 and 19 on up into adulthood. T4C is only available to young people and adults who are under the supervision of the Onondaga County Probation Department and are referred directly into the program. This program is also a component of the support services provided to the young people who are in residence at the Hillbrook Detention facility.

If you are interested in participating, contact your probation officer or contact the group leader at 315-471-4676.