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. Based on the “Norwegian model” this initiative is meant to create a bridge between staff and residents to inspire an experience of their shared humanity.