Event Calendar

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Improving Our Emotional and Physical Well-Being: Effective Strategies for Jail Professionals

Start Date: 9/26/2018 2:00 PM EDT
End Date: 9/26/2018 3:30 PM EDT


Organization Name: American Jail Association

Contact:
American Jail Association
Email: training@aja.org
Phone: 301-7909-3930

No membership is required.  If you do not have an account, please create a nonmember account to participate.

Learning how to effectively manage and cope with stress is critical for jail professionals who work in highly volatile, chaotic, and dysfunctional environments. High levels of stress can adversely affect us both physically and emotionally. When we feel stressed, we often resort to negative coping strategies that are counterproductive and tend to exacerbate—not improve—stressful situations. To compound matters, the prevalence of suicide in our profession is double that of the general population. Discussions pertaining to stress and suicide within our profession are often ignored because we are not expected to appear emotionally vulnerable or fragile. This webinar addresses the negative influences of stress, burnout, and suicide in our profession. It also introduces and discusses the many benefits associated with emotional intelligence, what contributes to a healthy state of mind, and the importance of diet and exercise.