The content of the IWCP course is designed to help correctional staff be more trauma-informed— to learn more about how trauma can affect people. It is also designed to be trauma-responsive—to help staff become more familiar with what they can do if they are negatively affected by exposure to trauma.
Goals of the IWCP course are:
- educate correctional professionals regarding the variety of ways in which staff wellness is negatively impacted by exposure to occupational trauma, and
- present data-driven strategies for potentially preventing, reducing and overcoming distressing experiences related to traumatic exposure, possibly resulting in increased likelihood of protecting and promoting staff wellness.
Please note that the IWCP course is not designed or intended to replace getting help from mental health or medical professionals for trauma issues or any other type of psychological, physical or spiritual difficulty or distress.
For the IWCP direct delivery curriculum outline, click HERE.