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2014
Document 027907
The Corrections Profession: Maintaining Safety and Sanity, Part 1
By Spinaris, Caterina; Denhof, Mike; Morton, Greg. Desert Waters Correctional Outreach (DWCO) (Florence, CO); National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
This program is the first of a two-part webinar, and covers the physical and emotional challenges faced by correctional personnel. “The dangers correctional staff encounter on the job are well known to their leaders. A lesser known but possibly more hazardous set of factors involves the cumulative negative side effects of what staff experience through daily interactions with justice-involved individuals and immersion in uniquely challenging workplace conditions. Such side effects can be understo... Read More
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85 minutes + 54 pages
2014
Document 027908
The Corrections Profession: Maintaining Safety and Sanity, Part 2
By Spinaris, Caterina; Denhof, Mike; Morton, Greg. National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO); Desert Waters Correctional Outreach (DWCO) (Florence, CO).
This program is the second of a two-part webinar, and covers the physical and emotional challenges faced by correctional personnel. “The dangers correctional staff encounter on the job are well known to their leaders. A lesser known but possibly more hazardous set of factors involves the cumulative negative side effects of what staff experience through daily interactions with justice-involved individuals and immersion in uniquely challenging workplace conditions. Such side effects can be underst... Read More
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78 minutes + 42 pages
2014
Document 028268
Stress and Turnover in Parole and Probation-APPA
By Matz, Adam; Lewis, Kristen. DC Public Safety (Washington, DC) .
Adam Matz and Kristen Lewis were interviewed about stress and turnover in the probation and parole agencies. The show reviewed two articles written by Matz and Lewis.... Read More
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30 minutes
2013
Document 028104
Correctional Officer Wellness and Safety Literature Review
By Brower, Jaime. U.S. Dept. of Justice (DOJ). Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Diagnostic Center (Washington, DC).
"Health and wellness among those who work in correctional agencies is an issue that has always existed, but is just starting to get the increasing attention that it deserves. One of the greatest threats to correctional officer (CO) wellness involves the stress they encounter as a result of their occupation. This document reviews the body of literature on the causes and effects of stress for COs, and describes the available research on CO wellness programs and their effectiveness" (p. 1). Sectio... Read More
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26 pages
2012
Document 026910
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in United States Corrections Professionals: Prevalence and Impact on Health and Functioning
By Spinaris, Caterina G.; Denhof, Michael D.; Kellaway, Julie A.. Desert Waters Correctional Outreach (Florence, CO).
“The purpose of this study was to estimate current posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) prevalence rates among United States’ corrections professionals, and explore indices of psychological, physical, and occupational status and functioning in relation to PTSD” (p. 4). Results are reported for: PTSD prevalence; violence, injury, or death (VID) experiences; specific types of VID experiences; VID-related emotion and feeling states experienced; psychological health measures, impact on functioning, ... Read More
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32 pages
2012
Document 026641
Officer Work Hours, Stress and Fatigue
National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
This website is an excellent introduction to interactions between fatigue, work scheduling, and stress. Sections address: what fatigue is; factors that can cause stress and fatigue for law enforcement officers; the impact of sleep deprivation on performance; how fatigue affects health; the prevention of officer fatigue; the cost savings and other benefits of 10-hour shifts; sleep disorders and law enforcement officers; and other Web resources on officer stress and fatigue.... Read More
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2012
Document 026643
Healthy Officers Are Safer Officers: The Nexus Between Performance & Health
Harvard Kennedy School. Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation (Cambridge, MA); National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
'Last year, 177 police officers lost their lives in the line of duty and 143 committed suicide. These deaths are devastating and unacceptable. The National Institute of Justice has developed a robust research portfolio to improve officer safety and wellness and, ultimately, save lives. The experts on this panel discussed some of the evidence-based practices and policies that law enforcement agencies can put into operation to reduce officer deaths and improve wellness and performance.' This websi... Read More
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2012
Document 026643
Healthy Officers Are Safer Officers: The Nexus Between Performance & Health
Harvard Kennedy School. Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation (Cambridge, MA); National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
'Last year, 177 police officers lost their lives in the line of duty and 143 committed suicide. These deaths are devastating and unacceptable. The National Institute of Justice has developed a robust research portfolio to improve officer safety and wellness and, ultimately, save lives. The experts on this panel discussed some of the evidence-based practices and policies that law enforcement agencies can put into operation to reduce officer deaths and improve wellness and performance.' This websi... Read More
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2012
Document 026643
Healthy Officers Are Safer Officers: The Nexus Between Performance & Health
Harvard Kennedy School. Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation (Cambridge, MA); National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
'Last year, 177 police officers lost their lives in the line of duty and 143 committed suicide. These deaths are devastating and unacceptable. The National Institute of Justice has developed a robust research portfolio to improve officer safety and wellness and, ultimately, save lives. The experts on this panel discussed some of the evidence-based practices and policies that law enforcement agencies can put into operation to reduce officer deaths and improve wellness and performance.' This websi... Read More
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2012
Document 026644
Fatigue Risk Management in the Workplace
By Lerman, Steven E.; Flower, David J.; Gerson, Benjamin; Hursh, Steven R.. American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). Presidential Task Force on Fatigue Risk Management (Elk Grove Village, IL).
'Worker fatigue can adversely impact personal health and safety as well as the efficiency and safety of the operation. The most effective method to minimizing worker fatigue is through a comprehensive FRMS [Fatigue Risk Management System] ' which requires the active participation of all parts of the organization, including management, support functions, and workers' (p. 254). This article provides an excellent and in-depth explanation on how to create and implement a FRMS. Sections of this guida... Read More
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28 pages
2012
Document 026644
Fatigue Risk Management in the Workplace
By Lerman, Steven E.; Flower, David J.; Gerson, Benjamin; Hursh, Steven R.. American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). Presidential Task Force on Fatigue Risk Management (Elk Grove Village, IL).
'Worker fatigue can adversely impact personal health and safety as well as the efficiency and safety of the operation. The most effective method to minimizing worker fatigue is through a comprehensive FRMS [Fatigue Risk Management System] ' which requires the active participation of all parts of the organization, including management, support functions, and workers' (p. 254). This article provides an excellent and in-depth explanation on how to create and implement a FRMS. Sections of this guida... Read More
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28 pages
2012
Document 026644
Fatigue Risk Management in the Workplace
By Lerman, Steven E.; Flower, David J.; Gerson, Benjamin; Hursh, Steven R.. American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). Presidential Task Force on Fatigue Risk Management (Elk Grove Village, IL).
'Worker fatigue can adversely impact personal health and safety as well as the efficiency and safety of the operation. The most effective method to minimizing worker fatigue is through a comprehensive FRMS [Fatigue Risk Management System] ' which requires the active participation of all parts of the organization, including management, support functions, and workers' (p. 254). This article provides an excellent and in-depth explanation on how to create and implement a FRMS. Sections of this guida... Read More
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28 pages
2012
Document 026640
Shifts, Extended Work Hours, and Fatigue: An Assessment of Health and Personal Risks for Police Officers
By Violanti, John M..
'Little is known of the long term health impact of shift work and extended work hours on police officers, and no direct detailed exposure assessment of work/shift hours has yet been done. The primary purpose of this investigation was to examine police shift work exposure and the association of such exposure with adverse health outcomes such as disease, stress and depression. To accomplish this goal, we examined the impact of shift work on biomarkers of subclinical cardiovascular and metabolic di... Read More
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64 pages
2011
Document 025430
Florida Mortality Study: Florida Law Enforcement and Corrections Officers compared to Florida General Population
Florida State Lodge (Tallahassee, FL).
This study was conducted to determine if there is a difference in lifespan between law enforcement and correctional officers and the general public. Sections following an executive summary include: introduction; research parameters; Florida general population; Florida Division of Retirement (FRS) Special Risk Class (Law Enforcement and Corrections); population comparison; and conclusion. On average, law enforcement and correctional officers died 12 years earlier than the general population. In o... Read More
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13 pages
2011
Document 025567
Optimism Survey
By Carey, Mark. The Carey Group (White Bear Lake, MN).
This 30 question survey assesses the degree to which individuals are feeling optimistic about their lives. The survey shows: the responder’s pessimism score when bad things happen; optimism score when good things take place; total optimism score; and how hopeful one is when negative things occur.... Read More
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6 pages
2010
Document 024292
The Twenty Minute Trainer: Laugh a Lot, Live a Lot
By Cornelius, Gary F.. corrections.com (Quincy, MA).
The strength of this article is its explanation of what role humor plays in a correctional setting and what is appropriate and in good taste.... Read More
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3 p.
2010
Document 024726
Hitting the Wall: Dealing with Stress in Corrections [Lesson Plan and Participant's Manual]
National Institute of Corrections Academy. Regional Training Initiative. Central Region (N.P.).
Issues surrounding stress in a correctional setting, like the effects, sources, and symptoms of stress, burnout, and coping strategies, are covered during this 6.5 hour course. Participants will be able to: define stress and identify the effects of stress; identify the sources of stress; identify the physical and behavioral symptoms of stress; define burnout and identify the stages of burnout; identify positive and negative coping strategies; summarize the key components of “My Pyramid”; recogni... Read More
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1 CD-ROM
2004
Document 019659
Correctional Staff Wellness: Making Choices Toward a Higher Level of Total Health and Well Being
  • [Videoconference Held June 16, 2004]
  • National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    This program focuses on the importance of staff wellness in a correctional environment. Topics discussed include:
    • Mental and physical health;
    • Substance abuse;
    • How to recognize and manage stress in the workplace;
    • Stress-related symptoms;
    • And staff support resources.... Read More

    1 DVD (180 min.)
    1999
    Document 017023
    Large Jail Network Meeting, January 10-12, 1999, Longmont, Colorado; Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting
    National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    The issues of post-traumatic stress and critical incidents are addressed. Contents of this document include: meeting highlights; post-traumatic stress syndrome and critical incidents -- preparation, response, and review; post-traumatic stress -- the value of peer support; programs that address post-traumatic stress syndrome in employees; standardized emergency management and critical incident command systems; critical incident training -- preparation, response, and review; critical incident res... Read More
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    41 p.
    1996
    Document 003016
    Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, January 1996
    National Institute of Corrections Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
    Focusing on issues surrounding deaths in the jail setting, this meeting presented seven seminars, titled: 1. The Dilemma of jail deaths; 2. Overview of dynamics of jail population; 3. Preventing in-custody deaths; 4. Resources available for dying inmates; 5. Community and media relations in the context of in-custody deaths; 6. Coping with staff deaths; and 7. The crime bill and its effect on corrections.... Read More
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    44 p.
    1985
    Document 003659
    Administrative Sources of Occupational Stress in a Correctional Setting: Administrative Manual
    By Ratner, Alan M.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); California Dept. of Corrections (Sacramento, CA). Aide Behavioral Services (Sacramento, CA).
    ... Read More
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    50 p.
    1985
    Document 004028
    Stress in Corrections Officers
    By O'Brien, Barbara S.; Gustafson, David. National Institute of Corrections, Prisons Division (Washington, DC). Iowa Dept. of Corrections (Des Moines, IA).
    Cover title.... Read More
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    1984
    Document 000582
    Stress: Making The Most of It - A Supervisor's Guide
    By Bushnell, Jon L.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Evaluation/Policy Research Associates, Ltd. (N.P.).
    This is a companion piece to a report entitled, "Stress: Making the Most of It - A Personalized Guide For Correctional Staff Describing How Stress Can Be Managed Effectively".... Read More
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    86 p.
    1984
    Document 000575
    STRESS: MAKING THE MOST OF IT-A PERSONALIZED GUIDE FOR CORRECTIONAL STAFF DESCRIBING HOW STRESS CAN BE MANAGED EFFECTIVELY (DRAFT)
    By LINNANE, PATRICK D.. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CORRECTIONS (WASHINGTON, DC). EVALUATION/POLICY RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, LTD. (N.P.).
    COMPANION PIECE TO A REPORT ENTITLED STRESS: MAKING THE MOST OF IT-A SUPERVISOR'S GUIDE (DRAFT)... Read More
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