The Brief Intervention ToolS (BITS) Primer explores how staff can use these six short tools to teach people skills related to the following key life areas: thoughts and beliefs, coping/self-control, friends, family/relationships, alcohol and/or drug use, work, school, and use of free time.
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BITS Tools Usage Guide
The BITS Tools Usage Guide summarizes the circumstances under which staff may want to use each BITS tool and the likely key life areas that the tool addresses.
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Carey Guides User's Guide
The Carey Guides User’s Guide lists all the Carey Guides—and the circumstances under which staff might use each one—and answers frequently asked questions related to the general use of the Guides (e.g., “What are the differences between the Blue Guides and Red Guides?”), how to integrate the Guides into casework (e.g., “How should I use the Guides in case planning?”), and how to work with Guide tools (e.g., “Do I have to use all the tools in a Guide?”).
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Carey Guides and BITS FAQs
This resource answers frequently asked questions about the Carey Guides and BITS, such as “What are the Carey Guides?” “What are the BITS?” “How widely are the Guides and BITS used?” and “What other products and services are available to support the effective use of the Guides and BITS?”
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Carey Guides and Driver Workbook Sequencing Chart
Carey Group has developed a sequencing chart that helps staff understand a logical order for using the Carey Guides and Driver Workbook. The sequencing chart is divided into six time periods—beginning with the first appointment and concluding with the time period just prior to discharge. It identifies the key step and associated goals of each period, and suggests when to use each Carey Guide and the Driver Workbook to help meet those goals and maximize the impact of behavior change interventions. Staff may decide to use the Guides in a different order for various reasons, but CG has identified a way to sequence them so that, for instance, in the first 60–90 days of working with someone, staff use Guides that help build rapport, identify strengths, and identify goals. As time progresses, other Guides get deeper into criminogenic needs and case management concerns, and they prepare people for release.
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Carey Guides Index
The Carey Guides Index lists each Carey Guide, each tool within each Guide, and the objective of each tool to help staff determine when to use each of the 33 Guides and 100 tools.
Carey Guides Linking Chart
This chart links each Carey Guide and Carey Guide tool with each criminogenic need, as well as with responsivity/stabilization factors. Staff can use this resource to help select which Guides, and which tools within the Guides, would be most appropriate for a particular person, given the results of their risk/needs assessment.
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Implementation Success Stories: Cognitive Behavioral Tools
Implementation Success Stories shines a spotlight on ways in which staff have implemented the Carey Guides, BITS, and Driver Workbook successfully, increasing the odds that their efforts will reap the expected rewards. The document is divided into three categories: using tools for different purposes in different settings, making it easy to use the tools, and supporting staff’s continuing use of the tools.
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Many customers have asked us whether the Carey Guides and BITS are built on research. Yes, they are!
Carey Guides Research Citations
The Carey Guides draw from research on both risk reduction and on the specific topics that the Guides address (e.g., anger, antisocial associates, prosocial rewards, people who commit sexual violence).
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