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eeagle - 10/31/2013 9:31:13 AM
November 2013: Innovative incentives without purchased items
What innovative incentives has your RSAT program come up with that do not require purchased items?

Please share your ideas in the comments below. 

ADMS1 - 11/19/2013 12:07:29 PM
RE:November 2013: Innovative incentives without purchased items
One simple thing I found that was rewarding (cost nothing) and meant a lot to our clients was to give them the day off of their birthday.  With all assignments completed and there has been no problems in groups session, they are excused from group and any group assignments given on that day.  Its allows them to know that they are still worthy of being "celebrated" and their peers take notice and offer their best wishes.  As staff, I think we would enjoy having our birthday off work (excused)  Small, free, but means a lot in the long run!

Also, to promote teamwork and re-enforce lessons we sometimes play Anger Bingo, Parenting Bingo, and the team that wins get to have their choice of what day they would like to be excused from group (mostly Mondays) and they become excited about the chance.


pbarbour - 11/27/2013 12:57:07 PM
RE:November 2013: Innovative incentives without purchased items
At the risk of sounding too serious, there is a lot of science behind using motivational incentives to change targeted behavior. NIDA has published a free training kit titled Promoting Awareness of Motivational Incentives (PAMI). It is available at the national ATTC website. (just do a search there for PAMI)

I tried to post a direct link in this post, but it wouldn't let me.