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Corrections Stress - 1. General

Prioritizing Wellness for Corrections Officers (2016)

This two page handout provides statistics on corrections officer wellness and suggestions on what policymakers can do to address it.

Correctional Oasis

A publication of Desert Waters Correctional Outreach.

Running on Empty: Compassion Fatigue in Health Professionals (2007)

Defines compassion fatigue, who it affects, sign & symptoms, contributing factors, what can be done, and how to develop a compassion fatigue prevention toolkit.

A Recovery Bill of Rights for Trauma Survivors

Provides a list of rights for trauma survivors around personal boundaries, personal communication and personal dependency in therapy.

Prison Officers Need Help, But They Won’t Ask for It (2014)

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 Vicarious Trauma Toolkit (VTT) (2017)

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.

Mental Health Support: Reducing Stress and Suicide Among Correctional Workers (2013)

"Staff members are a central aspect of a correctional facility, influencing its safety and security. But with the job comes enormous stress.

Corrections Stress: Peaks and Valleys

An NIC Training broadcast that explores the effects of working in corrections. Strategies to address corrections stress are discussed.

Stress and Corrections: Addressing the Safety and Well-Being of Correctional Officers

This article is a snapshot of ongoing work and a growing national consortium of individuals advancing the well-being of correctional officers.

Hazmat Suit for the Soul

This series addresses the issue of corrections fatigue and how to deal with it by developing responses to daily stress and dangerous incidents.

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