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Man, I Need a Job! 3rd Edition
An OPEN Information Series (TM) Publication
This newly revised edition focuses on the special employment needs
of people with a criminal history, including how to disclose the past on
job interviews and in interviews.  Covers standard job search skills
such as resumes, how to find openings and contact employers, with
updated information on using the Internet to find a job.  Offers advice
on how to handle rejection, find help in the community, and what it
takes to keep a job.  A strong motivational tool, including coping skills
needed to overcome a criminal stigma in the workplace. A highly
focused and cost-effective guide to one of the key ingredients to
successful reentry.

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82 pages - $7.95 single copy plus shipping and handling – See Order
Form or Discount Table for Quantity Discounts.
Necesito Empleo! 2nd Edition
An OPEN Information Series (TM) Publication
Practical job search advice for people with a criminal record, this book
will help Spanish-speaking offenders find a job and develop a
successful role in community life.  A professional translation of Man, I
Need a Job! 2nd Edition.

75 pages - $7.95 single copy plus shipping and handling – See Order
Form or Discount Table for Quantity Discounts.
Man I Need a Job! 2nd Edition -- Audio
An OPEN Information Series (TM) Audio Production
Full-length audio version of Man, I Need a Job! 2nd Edition. Ideal for
non-readers and for use in classroom discussions.

Two-tape set, 3 hours - $19.95 single copy plus shipping and
handling – See
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Positive encouragement on every page! Provides compelling reasons
to confront dependency and overcome self-surrender. An ideal
introduction to any recovery or reentry program, no matter what the
addiction or treatment method. Motivates the reader to accept and
confront the influence of dependency in his or her life.
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69 pages - $7.95 single copy plus shipping and handling – See Order
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Life Without a Crutch -- Audio
An OPEN Information Series (TM) Audio Production
Full-length audio version of Life Without a Crutch. Ideal for non-
readers and for use in classroom discussions.

Two-tape set, 3 hours - $19.95 single copy plus shipping and
handling – See
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No matter how creative or constructive a recovery approach may be, its
effectiveness hinges on client receptivity. And as every dependency
counselor knows, half the battle is achieving client acknowledgment of
his or her addiction. Without this essential affirmation, the isolation
and rigidity of addiction stubbornly resist even the most competent and
compelling intervention.

The Life Without a Crutch program offers a valuable catalyst to bring
the addict face-to-face with the realities of his or her dependent
behavior and the enlightened self-interest of taking responsible action.
This experiential approach serves to better prepare the addict to
accept and make positive use of recovery-based initiatives of all types.

The Life Without a Crutch Training Program is composed of an
easy-to-use trainer's manual, a student textbook, and an audio
cassette transcription of the text to support group work or special
individual needs. The guide contains a series of reproducible student
exercises which follow and expand upon the progressive stages of the
handbook and audio tape. Following purchase of the program unit, the
only recurring cost is that of the student text. The cost per program is
modest and made even more so by the savings structure shown on
the Order Information page.

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Research Results -- Attitudinal Impact of the Crutch Training Program

List Price $995.00 per program unit.
One unit consists of Trainer's Manual, audio cassette, 15 copies of
student text.  See
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Life Without a Crutch Training Program
An OPEN Information Series (TM) Educational Program
Life Without a Crutch
An OPEN Information Series (TM) Publication
This presentation is designed to help
offenders find constructive answers to the
question, “Why Bother?”  The tendency for
offenders is to live for the moment, thus the
motivation required for self-development is
often over-shadowed by the overriding
question: “WHY BOTHER?” Why try? Why
hope? Why change?

The primary goal of “WHY BOTHER?” is to
help offenders develop effective ways to
achieve their goals and ambitions through pro-
social actions.  Speaking directly to the
offender, the presentation seeks to empower
WHY BOTHER? Finding the Will to Carry On...
An OPEN Information Series (TM) Video Production
WHY BOTHER? Graphic
the viewer in his or her efforts to maintain hope and accomplish positive behavioral
change.  For the offender, the message is very clear: Life is worth living when you have
hopes and dreams to pursue.

This hard hitting presentation is delivered by Ned Rollo, a nationally recognized
correctional training specialist, as well as ex-offender and recovering addict.  Rollo,
founder and Executive Director of OPEN, INC.,  has 36 years direct experience in the
corrections field.

Running Time Approximately 23 Minutes

DVD Format $119.95  VHS Format $119.95
A Map Through the Maze
An OPEN Information Series (TM) Publication
New and updated version of this powerful classic!  Nothing empowers
like the big picture! This psycho-social map of the correctional
experience documents predictable social and emotional stages for
positive use of incarceration, overcoming alienation and rage, and
encouraging personal growth. Includes compassionate advice for
families and loved ones. Ideal for inmate orientation as well as a wide
range of life skills and social development programming.
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CURRENTLY ON BACK ORDER -- AVAILABLE FALL 2010
119 pages - $9.95 single copy plus shipping and handling – See
Order Form or Discount Table for Quantity Discounts.  
New edition of the most widely used reentry handbook in America. A
powerful guide to successful social and emotional transition from
prison into the community. This candid but compassionate handbook
leads offenders and their loved ones through the turbulent period
before and after release, helping establish a sense of perspective and
control, thus reducing stress, fear, and "short pains." Revised and
expanded to cover the last six months pre-release and the first six
months post-release, 99 Days gives honest, direct advice for dealing
with the major barriers ex-offenders must overcome to achieve long-
term success.

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88 pages - $9.95 single copy plus shipping and handling – See Order
Form or Discount Table for Quantity Discounts.
99 Days and A Get Up -- Electronic Version
An OPEN Information Series (TM) eBook
The 99 Days and A Get Up Training Program is designed to teach the
client how to make the necessary changes to first survive in the
community, secondly adapt to it, and finally integrate into it.  Integration
into the community implies that the person will interact legally within
the community, adopt broad community values and behaviors and find
peace, dignity and commitment in doing so.

The 99 Days Training Program is soundly based on theory and
empirical knowledge, as well as 30 years of experiential insight.  The
program is designed to teach the practical and psycho-social skills
needed by people who are about to exit a prison culture and take on
the demands of community life.  The overall goal of arrest-free living
can only be achieved by providing a reference framework that will allow
the participant to successfully manage the myriad situations that he or
she will encounter upon reentry into modern society.  

The program is structured to guide the participant through a series of
learning exercises that begin with the development of decision making
skills and tools for emotional control.  Activities that develop an action
plan are presented in the order in which they will be needed, with the
first period addressed being the last portion of incarceration.  To
reduce anxiety, participants first complete activities about hypothetical
scenarios before addressing similar activities that are specific to
themselves.

The 99 Days and A Get Up Training Program is composed of an easy-
to-use trainer’s manual, a student handbook and student workbook.  
The trainer’s manual contains a series of reproducible student
exercises which follow and expand upon the progressive stages of the
handbook and workbook.  Following purchase of the program unit, the
only recurring cost is that of the student handbook and workbook.  The
cost per program is modest and made even more so by the discount
structure shown on the Order Information page.

Contact OPEN for an executive summary of this program.

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List Price $2,500.00 per program unit.
One unit consists of Trainer's Manual, 30 copies of student handbook
and 30 copies of student workbook.   See
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Table for Quantity Discounts.
99 Days and a Get Up Training Program
An OPEN Information Series (TM) Educational Program
Electronic Version of 99 Days and A Get Up.  Have the most widely
used reentry manual sent to you electronically!  OPEN’s 99 Days and A
Get Up (3rd Edition) is now available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file (File
Size: 542k).  Receive this publication in your eMail inbox!  To order, call
OPEN, Inc. at 972.271.1971 or 1.800.966.1966  or
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Only $9.95 (you save on the shipping and handling!)

THIS ELECTRONIC VERSION IS INTENDED FOR USE BY INMATES
AND THEIR FAMILIES -- IT IS NOT INTENDED FOR MASS PRINTING
BY CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND/OR COMMERCIAL
ENTERPRISES.  IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT
OPEN, INC.
Preparing for Success
An OPEN Information Series (TM) Video Production
An introduction to the issues affecting success following release - an
ideal attention-getter for pre-release programming and a prelude to
the book 99 Days & A Get Up. It looks at real people discussing real
feelings.

VHS / DVD, 18 min., $79.95  See
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99 Days and A Get Up, 3rd Edition
An OPEN Information Series (TM) Publication
Board Only