Correction Family Wellness (CFW)
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Stability at home can play a very significant role in corrections employees’ well-being and functioning in both their personal and their professional lives.

The course “Corrections Family Wellness: For Families of Corrections Staff,” (CFW) authored by Caterina Spinaris, Ph.D., LPC, aims to promote such stability and healthy functioning at home and at work by equipping and empowering corrections families to adapt as successfully as possible to demands and stressors of corrections work.

The course is designed to help adult family members understand common stressors that stem from corrections work, and to equip them with effective strategies to reduce the impact of corrections work on home life through increased awareness, empathy, problem-solving, and social support.

The course objectives are to:

  1. Increase family members’ understanding of the impact of the job on corrections individual employees and the workforce culture
  2. Increase family members’ understanding of the impact of corrections work on the family
  3. Provide family members with practical suggestions and solutions to commonly occurring challenges at home in relation to corrections work

The course is offered in two versions—as a 4-hour course for family members of veteran (experienced) staff, and as a 2-hour course for family members of new hires.