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2016
Document 032605
Corrections Stress: Peaks and Valleys
By Brower, Jaime; Buell, Maureen; Lewis, Kirsten; Lane, Rebecca; Kelly, Deborah; Kelly, Brandon; Joseph, Tracy H. ; Spinaris, Caterina. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
Staff is the life blood of any agency and its most valuable resource. Their wellness is paramount to organizational health and mission effectiveness. What can individuals and organizations do to identify issues commonly associated with corrections stress and cultivate a climate of staff resilience and agency health, stability and excellence? During this broadcast, we will: Acknowledge the effects and consequences of corrections stress on staff and the organization; Identify commonly reference... Read More

180 minutes
2015
Document 031375
Stress and Corrections: Addressing the Safety and Well-Being of Correctional Officers
By Elliot, Diane; Kuehl, Kerry; Cherniack, Martin.
"Pubmed is an Internet search engine used to access millions of articles in biomedical and life science literature … only 23 articles are identified when searching “correctional officers (COs) and health.” This article is a snapshot of ongoing work and a growing national consortium of individuals interested in advancing the well-being of Cos" (p. 1). Sections cover : hazards of corrections work; stress is hazardous to your heart; ways to improve well-being; first National Symposium on Correction... Read More

4 pages
2015
Document 030026
Improving Correctional Officer Wellness Through a Multifaceted Approach
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Diagnostic Center (Washington, DC).
"Seven staff fatalities including three suicides in just three years (2010-2012). For professionals who operate correction facilities, stress can be a significant issue with fatal consequences. The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (MSO) had 45 staff fatalities over the past 30 years. Twenty-four percent of these deaths were suicide. MSO believes the other deaths are tied to stress and wellness related health issues such as heart attack, stroke, diabetes and high blood pressure. MSO Sheriff Peter Kouto... Read More

4 pages
2015
Document 031363
Hazmat Suit for the Soul, Parts 1-3
By Spinaris, Caterina. corrections.com (Scituate, MA).
This three part series addresses the issue of corrections fatigue and how corrections staff can deal with it by developing "hazmat suits for their souls". A hazmat suit for the soul allows you to respond to the "hazardous materials" of daily stress and dangerous incidents during work and to "decontaminate" emotionally afterwards. Part One explains "complex trauma", how it can result in psychological symptoms, diagnostic psychiatric disorders like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), adverse wo... Read More

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 029743
Occupational Stressors in Corrections Work Annotated Bibliography
By Spinaris, Caterina G.. NIC-12CS14GKM7. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
"Corrections work of all disciplines, whether in institutional or in community-based settings, has been recognized as being exceptionally stressful. Traditionally, this has been regarded as a consequence of staff’s exposure to multiple organizational stressors and also operational stressors. Examples of organizational stressors are role problems, demanding interactions with other staff or justice-involved individuals, and low organizational support. Examples of operational stressors are shift wo... Read More
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31 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 028299
Occupational Stressors in Corrections Organizations: Types, Effects and Solutions
By Denhof, Michael D.; Morton, Gregory R.; Spinaris, Caterina G.. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
"The primary goal of corrections work is the safe and secure management and rehabilitation of justice-involved individuals, whether in locked facilities or within community supervision programs. Pursuit of this goal comes with demanding requirements such as the necessity of staff to maintain constant heightened vigilance while they work and also adhere to strict security protocols. In addition, corrections staff must perform their duties within harsh physical environments and with repeated expos... Read More
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21 pages
2013
Document 027497
Depression, PTSD, and Comorbidity in United States Corrections Professionals: Prevalence and Impact on Health and Functioning
By Denhof, Michael D.; Spinaris, Caterina G.. Desert Waters Correctional Outreach (Florence, CO).
“The purpose of this study was to estimate prevalence rates for depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and comorbid PTSD/depression in corrections professionals, and to explore the relationship between particular disorder conditions and a variety of variables including job type and numerous indices of health, well-being, and life functioning (e.g., number of doctor visits, number of absences from work, extent of substance use, satisfaction with life, job functioning, and other variab... Read More
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