The POWER SOURCE Program
Aaron Kipnis, Ph.D., author of “Angry Young Men: How Parents, Teachers and Counselors Can Help “Bad Boys” Become Good Men”
Power Source is a unique book/curriculum/program that helps highly at-risk youth and young adults discover the best in themselves. The program is both preventative and rehabilitative. Power Source can be read by youth on their own, or the concepts, exercises and numerous firsthand stories by youth can be introduced and explored in facilitated groups or during individual counseling.
The centerpiece of the Power Source Program is the book/curriculum Power Source: Taking Charge of Your Life written by psychologist Bethany Casarjian, Ph.D., and Houses of Healing author Robin Casarjian, M.A. It is augmented by the Power Source Facilitator’s Manual, the Power Source Video Series, and the Power Source Professional Training on DVD.
Power Source has been distributed to 3,500 sites throughout the United States, including juvenile institutions and detention centers, private and public schools, residential programs, group homes and community programs. Response from both staff and youth has been overwhelmingly positive.
Through mindfulness practices, research driven approaches to changing behavior, and by instilling a profound sense of hopefulness, the Power Source Program helps high-risk adolescents change the course of their lives. It draws them in by speaking directly to the situations and feelings that almost all high-risk youth struggle with.
Your book Power Source has changed my life entirely. I have been in and out of placement for the last 4 years then a month ago I got a chance to read your book then my whole world changed. I used to do all the high risk behavior you listed in your book. But now I have a plan after I get out to go to college to become a counselor and its all because of Power Source. Thank you so very much.
William, 17 years old
Part of Lionheart’s mission is to establish all of our programs as evidence-based. Building on promising results from a Power Source pilot study conducted within the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services, The Lionheart Foundation’s research partners at New York University are currently involved in a major research project funded by the National Institutes of Health.