Trauma-Informed Corrections Care Webinar Series

This 3-part series provides a detailed understanding of trauma and the various types trauma individuals experience. Sessions will explore the impact of secondary/vicarous trauma on corrections staff by examining the various ways exposure to traumatic events impacts the individual, the work they do, and the individuals they engage with on a daily basis. This series also explores what is needed to establish a trauma-informed organization, the impact of stigma and bias, and finishes with the interplay of two groups of trauma survivors - corrections staff, inmates, and/or parole/probation supervisees - and strategies to mitigate or reduce trauma activation potential among staff and those they supervise for more successful overall outcomes.

Presenter: Steven Samra, MPA, C4 Innovations


December 11, 2023, from 1:00-2:30 PM ET

Session 1 will discuss mass incarceration and a “lay of the land” overview for justice-involved people of color. The subcultures of incarceration, urban and historical trauma and its relation to Trauma-Informed Corrections Care,  and the impact on recidivism and recovery for reentering citizens will also be discussed. Co-presenter: Daryl McGraw, MA, C4 Innovations.


December 13, 2023, from 1:00-2:30 PM ET

Session 2 will discuss the impact of dual trauma survivors (officers and inmates), understanding the power differential and toxic stress, and how trauma interplays between inmates and officers to increase the tension and challenges of life within jail or prison, as well as probation and parole. Explores strategies to shift the interactions between corrections deputies and parole/probation officers and the supervisees under their purview from adversarial to collaborative. Co-presenter: Emil Caron.


December 15, 2023, from 1:00-2:30 PM ET

Session 3 will discuss the disparate, significant impact of incarceration and reentry on women returning to the community; challenges, barriers, and strategies for improving outcomes for women reentering society. Co-presenter: Daisy Hernandez, MSW, LCSW, MBA, C4 Innovations.


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