This two page handout provides statistics on corrections officer wellness and suggestions on what policymakers can do to address it.
Corrections Stress - 1. General
A publication of Desert Waters Correctional Outreach.
Defines compassion fatigue, who it affects, sign & symptoms, contributing factors, what can be done, and how to develop a compassion fatigue prevention toolkit.
Provides a list of rights for trauma survivors around personal boundaries, personal communication and personal dependency in therapy.
Newsweek, May 2014.
Report on "the mental health of corrections officers, who, according to one study, have rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) comparable to military combat veterans."
The VTT includes tools and resources tailored specifically to these fields that provide the knowledge and skills necessary for organizations to address the vicarious trauma needs of their staff.
"Staff members are a central aspect of a correctional facility, influencing its safety and security. But with the job comes enormous stress.
An NIC Training broadcast that explores the effects of working in corrections. Strategies to address corrections stress are discussed.
This article is a snapshot of ongoing work and a growing national consortium of individuals advancing the well-being of correctional officers.
This series addresses the issue of corrections fatigue and how to deal with it by developing responses to daily stress and dangerous incidents.