Date & Time
Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
107 Blending Trauma-Informed Practices Into the Correctional Officer's Role*

This discussion will make the connection between trauma and addiction and criminal behavior, then describe a trauma-informed treatment program in Montana that has proven to be a great success for residents. It will examine the critical importance of adding trauma-informed practices to the correctional officer role, yielding greater job fulfillment and improving retention.

Educational Objectives

  • Describe trauma's connection to addiction and criminal behavior
  • Examine how a trauma-informed environment can heal at the neurobiological level
  • Discuss how trauma-informed practices add value for both residents and staff members

Skill Level Basic

Content Areas Mental Health, Professional Issues