November 27, 2019 | View as webpage
Dear Leader,

As correctional leaders, you safeguard the physical health of your correctional officers through the provision of in-service training, personal protective equipment and the surveillance technology required to keep our jails and prisons secure. But what are you doing for the mental health of your COs?

The holiday season can be particularly stressful for staff as they work long shifts away from their families over Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. In today’s Leadership eNewsletter we highlight some of the ways correctional leaders can help personnel manage stress not only during the holidays but year-round.

We also review three inmate video visitation landmines that can create legal challenges for correctional administrators and Lexipol co-founder Gordon Graham discusses the challenges of contraband cellphones.

The CorrectionsOne Team
How leaders can safely communicate about suicide prevention
By Amanda Lien
In a recent webinar, experts shared best tactics for suicide prevention messaging in public safety
Mental health matters: How leaders can ensure correctional officers have healthy, sustainable careers
By Jenna Curren, MS
It requires a conscious effort to build emotional resiliency and develop positive coping mechanisms
In prison for the holidays: A management approach to helping staff cope
By Laura E. Bedard, Ph.D.
Leaders tend to worry about the reaction of inmates during the holidays, often forgetting correctional officers are also vulnerable during the holiday season
Inmate video visitation and the First Amendment: 3 landmines to avoid
By Linda Bryant
As of July 2018, over 600 correctional facilities had implemented some form of video visitation
Cellphones in correctional facilities
In this video tip, Lexipol co-founder Gordon Graham discusses the challenge of contraband cellphones in correctional facilities
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