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Desert Waters Correctional Outreach, Inc., (DWCO) helps correctional agencies counter Corrections Fatigue in their staff by cultivating a healthier workplace climate and a more engaged workforce through targeted skill-based training and research.

The term Corrections Fatigue, coined in 2000 by DWCO’s founder, Caterina Spinaris, PhD, describes the combined and cumulative toll of three types of occupational stressors inherent to corrections work—operational stressors, organizational stressors, and traumatic stressors. Corrections Fatigue results in negative changes in corrections staff’s personality, health and functioning, and in the workplace culture.

DWCO’s signature course, “From Corrections Fatigue to Fulfillment™” received the 2016 Commercial Product of the Year Award of Excellence by the International Association of Correctional Training Personnel.

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NOW HERE3rd Edition of “Staying Well: Strategies for Corrections Staff,” revised and expanded!

NEWGet your copy of William Young’s book, entitled “ When Home Becomes a Housing Unit!

Watch this video of CO Ron Mason on finding healing through writing here.

Desert Waters’ latest book, “More on Staying Well: More Strategies for Corrections Staff,” by Caterina
Spinaris, is here!

Watch Corporal William Young present on the toll of corrections work to his county commissioners in Douglas County, Nebraska. His presentation starts at 41 minutes, and is followed by additional comments. Hyperlink for Watch: https://commissioners.douglascounty-ne.gov/board-meetings/videos

Course: “True Grit: Building Resilience in Corrections Professionals.” This positive, practical, and empowering course combines research findings on psychological and neurophysiological correlates of resilience with in-depth addressing of occupational demands, work/life balance issues and health concerns faced by the corrections workforce. “True Grit” is the much-awaited sequel to DWCO’s award-winning course, “From Corrections Fatigue to Fulfillment™.” It is packed with skill-based tools derived from evidence-informed factors that promote resilience in military and other populations, and adapted to corrections employees’ work realities.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Dept. prepared this video to announce their jail staff roll out of Desert Water’s course FROM CORRECTIONS FATIGUE TO FULFILLMENT, offered by LVMPD staff trained and certified by Desert Waters.

Volume 2 of PASSING IT ALONG: WISDOM FROM CORRECTIONS STAFF, is here! Order HERE.

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Address:Phone:719-784-4727
431 East Main StreetFax:719-784-2214
P.O. Box 355
Florence, CO 81226
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