Surviving the Trenches: The Impact of Trauma Exposure on Corrections Professionals

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center and the American Probation and Parole Association

Research suggests that constant exposure to disturbing aspects of human behavior and the pain and suffering of others can come with a price for professionals. This webinar examines secondary trauma and compassion fatigue as experienced by corrections professionals. It brings together the latest research on the physiological impact of trauma exposure with simple, realistic techniques that can mitigate the negative effects, improve personal well being, and enhance professional longevity.

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Panelists:

  • Kirsten Lewis, MEd, KSL Research, Training, and Consultation, LLC          
  • Nathan Lowe, Research Associate, American Probation and Parole Association

Moderator:

  • Dr. Heather Tubman-Carbone, Grantee Technical Assistance Manager, Corrections, The Council of State Governments Justice Center