Mail Team 6
It is crucial to prevent the introduction of illicit items into correctional facilities to maintain a safe environment for everyone involved. The collaborative efforts of the mail teams and the K9 unit play a vital role in intercepting and identifying prohibited substances, ultimately protecting the well-being of inmates and staff members. This course will give you a better understanding of the role of K-9s, pre-cursory searches, and the MX908 machine when detecting illegal drugs in incoming mail. You will be able to Identify different types of illegal drugs such as Suboxone, Fentanyl, Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Xylazine, ANPP, 4-CMC, and Heroin. In addition, you will be able to analyze the significance of preventing drug introduction into correctional facilities.
Your Digital Twin
You go about your day unaware of the digital shadow you cast. The modern networked world requires it’s citizens to have a digital twin, one that is made up of our digital connections, places we go, Internet searches, digital devices, points with which we connect to the web. This course is designed to explore that digital identity, the shadow we all cast and how that shadow can be used against us, how we can identify it and what we can do about it. Identities are a very complex thing, consisting of a social, racial, religious, financial, digital and more. These identities can be weaponized against us, and it is important to know what digital shadow you cast, or the shadow cast by those you are investigating.
What’s Your Price? Understanding and Combating Offender Manipulation
The “What’s Your Price?” course is a comprehensive training program designed for corrections officers and institution staff attending the 2024 Keys to Inmate Management Conference. This course delves deeply into the intricate process of offender manipulation, aiming to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize, resist, and report manipulation attempts in correctional facilities.
Cell Extraction /Room Removal Strategies
This dynamic, highly interactive course is designed to empower correctional/probation officers with essential skills for conducting safe and effective cell extractions. Focused on reducing risks to both staff and offenders, this training is a key element in professional development and agency liability management.
Duty to Intervene for Correctional and Probation Officers
This course is designed for correctional and probation officers who need to understand their legal and ethical responsibilities to intervene when witnessing colleagues engaging in illegal acts. It is critical for maintaining integrity, legality, and safety within correctional facilities.
Anger Management
Benjamin Franklin once said, ‘In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.’ We would add a third item to his list: anger. Controlling and limiting anger is important in every aspect of one’s life. Without control you are putting limits on what you can accomplish in your personal and professional life. Anger can be an incredibly damaging force, costing people their jobs, personal relationships, and even their lives when it gets out of hand. However, since everyone experiences anger, it is important to have constructive approaches to manage it effectively. The workshop will help teach participants how to identify their anger triggers and what to do when they get angry.
Mental Health Awareness and De-escalation Techniques for Correction Officers
This comprehensive course is meticulously designed for corrections officers to enhance their skills in managing offenders, particularly those with mental health issues. The primary focus is on educating participants about recognizing mental health symptomology, effective communication strategies, and de-escalating potentially volatile situations involving mentally ill offenders.
Emotional Intelligence
Emotional intelligence describes the ability to understand one’s own feelings, and that of groups, and how these emotions can influence motivation and behavior. The concepts of Emotional Intelligence have been around since at least the 1900’s, but the term was first introduced by Wayne Payne in 1985. As a result of the growing acknowledgement by professionals of the importance and relevance of emotions to work outcomes, the research on the topic continued to gain momentum, but it wasn’t until the publication of Daniel Goleman’s best seller Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ that the term became widely accepted by mainstream media.
Being a Likable Boss (1 Day)
Becoming a more likable boss can sometimes be a difficult process to describe. It can be one characteristic that facilitates great communication and great employee relationships. It can be the special way that you show confidence in among your team. These and other events can become more easily managed with this great workshop. With the workshop, participants will begin to see how important it is to develop better managerial skills. By managing and looking at the way people interact and seeing things in a new light, participants will improve on almost every aspect of their career.
Generational Warfare (1 Day)
Figuring out how to engage individuals who have come of age in different eras and with different priorities can be challenging for both employers and employees. Multiple generations in the workplace has the potential for miscommunication and conflicts; and understanding and effectively managing the four generations in the workplace is the crux of this workshop. The basic generational differences are explored, and solutions and best practices for mitigating potential stress and conflict are discussed in this workshop. Understanding the different generational experiences allows managers and peers to tailor their interaction style to get the best result from all employees. Unlocking the potential talents of each generation is critical to maximize effective positive group dynamics, effectiveness, and productivity.
Evacuating Your Facility
This course will begin with a brief discussion on the importance of emergency preparedness and the potential impact of natural disasters on correctional facilities. Participants will be engaged with a scenario-based activity that simulates a natural disaster threat, prompting them to consider the necessary actions and decisions. The “Do Now” activity will consist of questions such as “What are the potential challenges in evacuating a correctional facility during a natural disaster?” and “How can you ensure the safety of inmates with special medical needs during an evacuation?” Further discussions will include the roles and responsibilities of those employed by your departments.
Mental Health Mayday
80% of first responders are dealing with physical and mental health issues. Most are stressed and exhausted from working long shifts, mandatory overtime, and more calls for service than ever before. Learn how to apply mental performance training techniques in order to mitigate the effects of acute stress, reduce the symptoms of post traumatic stress, prevent burnout, and improve mental health and wellness overall.
Emotional Survival and Financial Stability
This course is two dimensional as it covers Emotional Survival and personal Financial Stability for officers. The two topics are separate in themselves; however, they are also tied together as will be discussed in this course. True personal wealth is an emotional stability issue as well as a financial stability issue. We will identify signs and symptoms of emotional distress for the officer including organizational stress, define signs of secondary and vicarious trauma as it relates to staff, and identify appropriate responses to a critical incident to ensure staff emotional health is addressed. It will also include the use of agency peer counseling, Employer Assistance Programs (EAP), and health benefits (insurance plan). The second dimension of the course covers financial stability for officers. Investing wisely through financial advisors or as an individual, creating a healthy and efficient personal budget, along with developing a savings plan for retirement will be discussed. Trusts and wills, homesteading, and different types of insurance policies are also included. What are the examples of financial stability? The most common signs include having little to no debt, being able to make and stick to a budget, having a healthy amount of money in savings, and having a good credit score. Financially stable people tend to see their net worth increase year over year. Through personal discipline, this course will show how to do this.