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The theme for the 8th Edition of Advancing Corrections will revolve around one of ICPA’s key strategic focal points ‘Investing in Staff’. Although it is well accepted that delivery of effective correctional services hinges on the support and commitment of staff, quite often very little is done to nurture and sustain the morale of our staff, whether line-staff or managers, and whether in prisons or community settings. Investing in staff should be more than a slogan. It should be expressed in practical, integrated and focused ways that can serve both to build up the skills to manage demanding workloads and lessen the burden of pursuing a stress-infused ‘correctional career’. Increasingly, we are recognizing the consequences of the constant onslaught of workplace stress on staff in corrections – it can not only disturb and traumatize the individual staff member but can also de-motivate and disrupt the human helping spirit to become instead just focused on day-to-day survival. In order to provide more effective services to our justice-involved clientele, we need to mobilize and channel the energy, expertise and dedication of all of our staff.
For this Edition, we welcome both evidence and practice-informed discussions of how we can address the needs of our staff within correctional settings. The focus of papers can range from:
In submitting your manuscript, we ask that you provide a succinct summary of how your paper relates to this theme. As with previous Editions of Advancing Corrections, preference will be given to manuscripts which show respect for evidence and where either qualitative or quantitative evaluation has been conducted
(137.87 KB) | 20. May 2019 | Author: Frank J. Porporino, Ph.D. Chair ICPA R&D Network & Editor, Advancing CorrectionsDownload