Promoting Wellness and Resiliency in Correctional Staff

April 30, 2021
for Behavioral Healthcare Professionals
for Community Members

This is a recorded webinar focused on the stress faced by correctional officer. More specifically, correctional staff face significant stress and challenges in maintaining wellness and resiliency in the workplace. There is emerging evidence that effective strategies and programs exist; however, they often occur in a piecemeal or sporadic fashion. The webinar provided academic insight into the current research on officer wellness and references emerging areas of innovative practices. It includes practitioner expertise on valuable resources and support for correctional officers and staff. The webinar moves from preventive to reactive strategies and builds on new approaches to increase resiliency. Participants will learn what research and practice tell us about the short and long-term effects that working in corrections can have and how to promote staff wellness and manage trauma in response to what they experience.