8-part Correctional Officer Trauma-Responsive Training

8-part Correctional Officer
Trauma-responsive Training
The average life expectancy of a correctional officer is 59, the contributing factors being PTSD and trauma.

This training focuses on education about the impact of trauma on mental, physical and emotional health. It provides training as to how to create an environment based on safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration and empowerment. It also introduces and teaches a number of health and well-being models and strategies to the staff so they can learn about self-care.

Our goal is for all prisons to become trauma-informed where both prison residents as well as correctional officers feel safe and seen, and everyone is treated humanely.

Our trauma-aware/trauma-sensitive curriculum educates participants about the devastating effects of childhood trauma and its impacts upon the brain, body and spirit. It also introduces emotive exercises and healing modalities which include tapping (EFT), meditation, somatic experiencing, mindfulness, yoga and other methods to move out of fight/flight/freeze and into a regulated state where self-compassion, creativity, community, and hope are possible.

Correctional officer with weapon looking out barred window from a prison
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