Train-the-Trainer for “Surviving and Thriving a Career in Corrections” (ODOC HQ) 2-Day
October 2 @ 8:00 am - October 3 @ 5:00 pmFree
This Train-the-Trainer course will prepare ODOC training staff to instruct the two-hour wellness course, “Surviving and Thriving a Career in Corrections”. The course explores new hire employees’ foundations and discusses what initially made them resistant and resilient. The course then details the journey through a corrections career, including trauma exposure and how cumulative stress can have long-term negative responses. Hypervigilance is the normal protective mechanism for Corrections Officers, but the negative response can cause trouble adapting and interacting in daily functions at work and in relationships in their off-duty hours. The course closes with details on managing negative experiences and building healthy relationships away from work. Instructor candidates will present an assigned portion of the class, followed by a review and critiques from WR trainers.