Surviving The Trenches: Addressing Employee Stress and Wellness
This workshop introduces cutting edge research on the impact of trauma exposure in corrections and provides simple, realistic techniques, which participants can immediately implement to mitigate the negative effects, improve personal well being, and enhance professional longevity. Research confirms that constant exposure to crime and suffering comes with a price for professionals. Identifying early warning signs of burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma can minimize the impact and prevent the negative effects of cumulative stress. This workshop brings together the latest research on the physiological impact of trauma exposure with simple, realistic techniques that can mitigate the negative effects, improve personal well being, and enhance professional longevity.
Kirsten Lewis is a probation officer with the Maricopa County Adult Probation Department. She also teaches forensic psychology at Glendale Community College and is the co-owner of KSL Research, Training & Consultation.
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