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This basic communication skills training program, developed by Robert R. Carkhuff, has been used by correctional agencies for more than thirty-five years to train officers and counselors. Sessions contained in this course are: introduction to the IPC (interpersonal communication) model; the basics -- sizing up the situation; positioning; posturing; observing; listening; summary of the basics; the add-ons -- communicating to inmates; responding to inmates -- identifying content; responding to inmates -- identifying feeling; responding to inmates -- identifying meaning; asking questions; summary of the add-ons; the applications -- managing behavior; handling requests; making requests; reinforcing behavior; summary of the applications; and conclusion. The CD contains the instructor guide, participant manual, and the competency test and answer key. The DVD includes narrative introductions to the skill being discussed and dramatized scenes that show the lack or use of the skill being covered.

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This basic communication skills training program, developed by Robert R. Carkhuff, has been used by correctional agencies for more than thirty-five years to train officers and counselors. Sessions contained in this course are: introduction to the IPC (interpersonal communication) model; the basics -- sizing up the situation; positioning; posturing; observing; listening; summary of the basics; the add-ons -- communicating to inmates; responding to inmates -- identifying content; responding to inmates -- identifying feeling; responding to inmates -- identifying meaning; asking questions; summary of the add-ons; the applications -- managing behavior; handling requests; making requests; reinforcing behavior; summary of the applications; and conclusion. The CD contains the instructor guide, participant manual, and the competency test and answer key. The DVD includes narrative introductions to the skill being discussed and dramatized scenes that show the lack or use of the skill being covered.

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This basic communication skills training program, developed by Robert R. Carkhuff, has been used by correctional agencies for more than thirty-five years to train officers and counselors. Sessions contained in this course are: introduction to the IPC (interpersonal communication) model; the basics -- sizing up the situation; positioning; posturing; observing; listening; summary of the basics; the add-ons -- communicating to inmates; responding to inmates -- identifying content; responding to inmates -- identifying feeling; responding to inmates -- identifying meaning; asking questions; summary of the add-ons; the applications -- managing behavior; handling requests; making requests; reinforcing behavior; summary of the applications; and conclusion. The CD contains the instructor guide, participant manual, and the competency test and answer key. The DVD includes narrative introductions to the skill being discussed and dramatized scenes that show the lack or use of the skill being covered.

Interpersonal Communications in the Correctional Setting: IPC Cover

This basic communication skills training program, developed by Robert R. Carkhuff, has been used by correctional agencies for more than thirty-five years to train officers and counselors. Sessions contained in this course are: introduction to the IPC (interpersonal communication) model; the basics -- sizing up the situation; positioning; posturing; observing; listening; summary of the basics; the add-ons -- communicating to inmates; responding to inmates -- identifying content; responding to inmates -- identifying feeling; responding to inmates -- identifying meaning; asking questions; summary of the add-ons; the applications -- managing behavior; handling requests; making requests; reinforcing behavior; summary of the applications; and conclusion. The CD contains the instructor guide, participant manual, and the competency test and answer key. The DVD includes narrative introductions to the skill being discussed and dramatized scenes that show the lack or use of the skill being covered.

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A curriculum to address the needs of those who investigate allegations of staff sexual misconduct is presented. The following sections are contained in this manual: defining staff sexual misconduct and an overview of the national scope; legal considerations; institutional culture and staff/inmate dynamics; proactive investigative framework; responding to allegations; and activity booklet and action planning.

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This presentation provides an introductory overview to the masjid (prayer hall or mosque) and the religious worship of Islam and guidance for accommodating Muslim belief and practices in correctional facilities.

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This user-friendly tool kit is: grounded in research; follows and promotes the use of the ADDIE (Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate) model and ITIP (Instructional Theory Into Practice) format; and provides “a mechanism for the user to work with curriculum designers to set expectations, then to review, evaluate and give feedback on the curriculum as it is being developed” (p. ii). This publication is divided into six parts: purpose of the tool kit and its components; ADDIE Instructional Design System; ITIP; thirteen tools; frequently asked questions (FAQs); and resources.

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Meeting the needs of juvenile female offenders is discussed during this 1.5-hour training session. Topics covered include: introduction to the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) collaboration; current perspective -- research into juvenile female offender practice; current research -- a look at the work of OJJDPs Girls Study Group; NICs approach to address the issue; curriculum excerpt from NIC/OJJDPs Meeting the Needs of Juvenile Female Offenders, Section One: Defining the Context for Our Exploration of Female Responsive Services in the Juvenile Justice System; curriculum overview; and summary.

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This program provides an introduction to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) for those individuals who work with youth in the juvenile justice system. The video covers locations of assault, consequences, approaches, statistics, prevention and reduction, youth issues, prosecution, outcomes, and action points. The companion CD includes: letter from the Director of the National Institute of Corrections (NIC); facilitator’s guide for “Keeping Our Kids Safe”; “Keeping Our Kids Safe” video; and a copy of “Public Law 108-79: Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003.”

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Services and Resources for Correctional Trainers

NIC offers a variety of resources and services for those who provide training in a correctional setting.

The Learning and Performance Initiative represents NIC’s effort to help build staff training and development capacity in corrections agencies. Below are resources for trainers and curriculum designers.

Many materials are online, but most are available through our library only. If you are a correctional trainer and would like additional information about our resources and services, please contact us through our help desk.

NIC is committed to improving correctional agencies' internal capacity to enhance workplace learning and staff performance (i.e., training assessment, design, development, implementation, and evaluation).

The resources and guides provided on this page are designed for:

  • Training directors/coordinators
  • Trainers
  • Curriculum developers
  • Adjunct/part-time trainers
  • Field training officers
  • Anyone responsible for training in a correctional agency
 
Located below are additional resources on these training topics:
Training Management 
A guide to the resources available to corrections trainers.
Instructional Design
A guide to instructional models and resources for designing corrections-related training.
Training Delivery
A guide to effectively facilitating and presenting training and resources for conducting corrections-related training.
Other NIC Resources for Trainers
Learn about NIC's technical assistance and Web resources for correctional trainers.
 
 
 

 

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