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Trauma-Informed Jails: Incorporating Wellness for Deputies

Trauma-Informed Jails: Incorporating Wellness for Deputies

Date/Time by Timezone
Tue, Jun 4th, 2019 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Tue, Jun 4th, 2019 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT
Tue, Jun 4th, 2019 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MT
Tue, Jun 4th, 2019 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT

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According to the Federal Office of Justice Programs, levels of stress in the correctional environment are some of the highest occupational levels anywhere. Several studies have identified implications like significant elevations in behavioral and somatic healthcare problems, unscheduled absences, low productivity, high levels of burnout and staff turnover, the impact on safe operations, and the financial costs associated with all of these factors.

This webinar offers tangible help for those on the front lines, suggesting strategies for infusing behavioral techniques of mindfulness, relaxation, and play into training curricula. The presenter is a forensic psychologist who conducts training for correctional staff on a variety of topics, and will present and demonstrate examples of techniques that convey important training material, while incorporating activities that reduce stress levels, practice self-care, and foster resilience in the workforce.

During this webinar, we will:

  • Discuss specific aspects of correctional work that create toxic stress
  • Describe the individual and systemic impact of stress on the correctional workforce
  • Identify several specific behavioral activities and techniques that can help reduce stress
  • Discuss how to  incorporate mindfulness, relaxation, and play for your COs in your correctional environment

PRESENTER: DR. ROBIN TIMME

Dr. Robin Timme is a senior expert for Falcon, Inc. Dr. Timme is recognized as a leader in correctional behavioral health across the country, frequently speaking and teaching at national conferences, and supporting innovative programming. Dr. Timme has practiced in the fields of correctional and forensic psychology for ten years, shaping policy, supervising behavioral health clinicians, and handling evaluations of high-risk and high-needs inmate-patients. Dr. Timme is increasingly focused on the impact of toxic stress and psychological trauma on the somatic and behavioral health of inmates and staff inside correctional facilities. Dr. Timme trains correctional staff to be trauma-informed, developing policies and procedures, and focusing on the wellness of those who work and live in correctional facilities.


 

Use-of-Force: Constitutional Standards versus Force Continuum

Use-of-Force: Constitutional Standards versus Force Continuum

Date/Time by Timezone
Wed, Jul 31st, 2019 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Wed, Jul 31st, 2019 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT
Wed, Jul 31st, 2019 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MT
Wed, Jul 31st, 2019 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT

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Force options are different than force standards, but both are important. Correctional officers must be trained about Force Standards (Fourth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments) so they know how their force will be evaluated in civil trials. Force options play a critical role in what force strategies are selected and used in each situation. John G. Peters, Jr., Ph.D. will explain the impact of the Unites States Supreme Court holding in Kingsley v. Hendrickson. Dr. Peters was the expert witness for the correctional deputies in the original trial and the second trial after the case was remanded by the Supreme Court.

PRESENTER: JOHN G. PETERS, JR., Ph.D., CTC, CLS

John G. Peters, Jr., Ph.D., CTC., CLS serves as president, and chief learning officer of the Henderson, Nevada-based Institute for the Prevention of In-Custody Deaths, Inc.  A former law enforcement administrator, deputy sheriff, and police officer, Dr. Peters has been conducting law enforcement training across the globe since 1979. John was also a member of the United States Secret Service Defensive Tactics Advisory Panel.


 

Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System: The Facts and Figures Justice Professionals Need to Know

Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System: The Facts and Figures Justice Professionals Need to Know

Date/Time by Timezone
Thu, Oct 10th, 2019 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Thu, Oct 10th, 2019 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT
Thu, Oct 10th, 2019 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MT
Thu, Oct 10th, 2019 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT

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Mentally ill people are over-represented in the criminal justice system.  Law enforcement officers and jail staff must deal regularly with people who have schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, PTSD, and other mental illnesses.

Webinar participants will learn the history, nature, and extent of the issue of mentally ill people in the criminal justice system.

During this webinar, we will discuss:

  •  A brief overview of mental illness diagnoses and the experiences of mentally ill people.
  • The extent and basic issues of mentally ill people involved in the criminal justice system.
  • The history of mentally ill people involved in the criminal justice system.
  • Best practices for interacting with mentally ill people.

PRESENTER: DR. DAN PHILLIPS

Dr. Phillips is the Regional Coordinator for Faculty Development and an instructor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Campbellsville University in Harrodsburg, Kentucky.  Dan has conducted workshops at the National Sheriffs Association and the American Jail Association. He has published in Corrections TodayAmerican Jails, and Sheriff and Deputy magazine about mental health, suicide and jail chaplains.  Dan has also provided in-service training for police officers on these same issues.  He has edited 2 books: Mental Health Issues in the Criminal Justice System and Probation and Parole: Current Issues.  In 2018, he co-authored an article in Sheriff and Deputy magazine entitled, “Partners in Prayer: 10 Issues for Jails and Religious Ministries to Consider to Ensure Success.”

Jail Ministries: The Top 10 Things to Consider

Jail Ministries: The Top 10 Things to Consider

Date/Time by Timezone
Wed, Jan 15th, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Wed, Jan 15th, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT
Wed, Jan 15th, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MT
Wed, Jan 15th, 2020 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT

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Religious ministries have the potential to help jail staff, incarcerated people, and family members.  Too often, unfortunately, there is unintended friction between jail staff and religious volunteers.  This friction can interfere with the success of jail ministries.  By discussing key issues before the religious ministry begins, jail staff can decrease potential problems and increase benefits.

During this webinar, we will discuss:

  • The nature and extent of jail religious ministries.
  • Potential conflicts between jail staff and those working in religious ministries.
  • Specific jail ministry issues.

** This webinar has been certified by the National Sheriff’s Association and may be eligible for Continuing Education Units through your POST. Please consult your local certification processes for additional details. Paid subscribers that attend will be able to download a jointly issued attendance certificate that includes the National Sheriffs’ Association logo.

PRESENTERS: DR. DAN PHILLIPS AND BRANDON “CHOE” SERGENT, M.TH.

 

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