The largest and most important agency resource is its staff. The development of employees is a significant investment of time and training dollars. Is your investment protected from the wear and tear of the job? Staff experience unique stressors on the job, which may include secondary trauma and/or direct trauma during critical incidents and their aftermath. Peer support programs in community supervision allow agencies to address this trauma with a planned approach that gives staff an important resource to cope with these issues. This webinar will introduce the National Institute of Corrections Guidelines for Peer Support Programs in Community Supervision Settings. Experienced practitioners will join to share how peer support is being used in the field to improve the health and wellbeing of their greatest resource – personnel.
- Gain an understanding of the current research on vicarious/secondary trauma experienced by staff.
- Discover the main components of a peer support program and how they can benefit an agency.
- Receive information on the Guidelines for Peer Support Programs in Community Supervision with real-world application.
LORIE BRISBIN, Correctional Program Specialist, National Institute of Corrections
KRISTINA BRYANT, Principal Court Management Consultant, National Center for State Court
TARA KUNKEL, Executive Director, Rulo Strategies
MARY ROCHE, Director, Office of Victim and Restorative Justice Programs
KRISTI WARD, Division Director, Maricopa County Adult Probation