Date & Time
Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
470 Not All Heroes Wear Capes: Self-Care for a High-Stress Profession*

This presentation takes a unique and realistic view of the potential hazards of working in corrections, while at the same time empowering correctional professionals to develop self-awareness and purpose, tapping into areas of personal resiliency. Sadly, professionals can find themselves faltering, even losing sense of self beyond their career, unable to relate to those not involved in the field, relating more to dark humor, and becoming physically and emotionally unwell. This multifaceted problem has a direct impact on mental and behavioral health. Participants will learn about behavioral changes they can engage in to improve overall wellness, as well as available supports to assist in times of crisis.

Educational Objectives

  • Identify body cues and what they could mean for individual health and well-being
  • Review the long-term effects of chronic and cumulative stress
  • Create a personal "treatment plan" in preparation for times of stress and crisis

Level Basic