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Stress management

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.

Stop Stressing Out

This article describes strategies for dealing with correctional officer stress.

New Directions in Corrections: Staff Wellness: NIC's Second Virtual Conference

On June 10, 2015, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) launched a national virtual conference on staff wellness titled "New Directions in Corrections: Staff Wellness."

Improving Correctional Officer Wellness Through a Multifaceted Approach

This document describes the OJP Diagnostic Center's analysis and recommendations on correctional officers work-related stressors.

Secondary Trauma: The Personal Impact of Working with Criminal Offenders

This is article covers how and why community corrections officers experience traumatic stress on the job and related efforts to address this problem.

Resources for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Professionals

This website provides resources to help juvenile justice professionals understand and provide trauma-focused services to youth.

Occupational Stressors in Corrections Work Annotated Bibliography

This annotated bibliography provides information regarding  traumatic and other high-stress exposure on corrections staff health and wellness.

Occupational Stressors in Corrections Organizations: Types, Effects and Solutions

This paper presents an evidence-supported model and framework for the comprehensive understanding of occupational threats to corrections workplace health and functioning as well as a data-driven and evidence-based strategy for addressing them.

Causes of Correctional Officer Stress and Its Consequences

This report explains what contributes to correctional officer stress and how correctional agencies can help to reduce this stress.


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