Theme: Motivation and well-being of correctional staff: how they matter and what can we do about it?
The Symposium aims to elaborate on questions, such as: - When (and how) do correctional staff in Prison and Community Services over the world work at their best? - What are the challenges and difficulties of correctional work – in prisons and in the community? What are the outcomes for staff? - Can we give examples of outstanding correctional staff? What difference can they make in offender rehabilitation? What is the evidence base? - Are there environments or types of leadership that can support staff well-being and increase motivation? - How do staff working in corrections innovate, or work creatively, to achieve good outcomes? - What supports correctional staff in their work? What supports them best in managing increasing complexity? Is more training the answer? - How can corrections staff successfully navigate job related stress? - Can we give examples of excellent workforce development? - What strategies are used to recruit, retain and reward staff? - Where are the gaps in research?
Conference Objectives: - Define the knowledge of pervasive as well as the emerging mental health conditions with the correctional populations and the associate management complications; - Know the best-suited practices for the evaluation, management and treatment of incarcerated persons with mental illness; - Obtain diverse knowledge on the skills that are required to manage mental health in correctional settings; - Employ the NCCHC standards for the mental health service programs in correctional facilities.
Serious Mental Illness (SMI) has become prevalent in the Jail/Prison system with the 2005 Bureau of Justice (BJS) reporting that 14% of inmates in state and federal facilities met criteria for SMI vs 5% of general population. In today’s webinar, Catherine Judd MS, PA-C, CAQ-Psy, Assistant Clinical Professor at University of Texas Southwestern School of Health Professions and Darell A. Smith, President of the Greater Dallas Coalition, will define the elements of criminal justice system, discuss the challenges of treating patients with mental illness within the criminal justice system, and recognize the risk of incarceration for patients with mental illness and the stigmatization associated with criminal offenders, SMI, and SMI offenders populations.
Asian and Pacific Conference on Prison Health (APCPH), Manila, Philippines 13-15th November 2019 The APCPH is a Prison Health Conference organised by the ICRC. It brings together senior management staff from the medical services of the ministry/department responsible for prisons health, senior management staff from the ministry/department responsible for prisons, officials from the ministry/department of health, academics and public health scientists from Asia and the Pacific as well as representatives from international organisations and international expert speakers.
This second European Conference on Health Care in Prison will be counting on with the support of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. The 2019 conference aims to bring together and reflect on daily practice, scientific theory and evidence in order to reach the so needed answers to the daily challenges of prisoners and healthcare professionals.
The World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe, together with the Government of Finland and the Public Health England will organise the 6th Prison Health Conference which aims to promote international cooperation and provide a space for exchange of food practices in improving prison health and healthcare systems on the WHO European Region. Information regarding the programme and the registration process are still to be announced.
AWARE project is co-financed by ERASMUS + programme (KA2 - Strategic Partnerships for Adult Education). ERASMUS + is the new EU programme for Education, Training, Youth, and Sport (2014-2020).
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