Wellness & Resiliency Skills Training for Law Enforcement Officers
Law Enforcement and Correctional Officer stress has been a major concern for decades. Research has shown direct and indirect effects of stress on a number of outcomes, including poorer physical and mental health, substance use, aggression and relationship problems. Additionally, the effects of work-related stress have been shown to negatively impact work performance, as well as lead to increased rates of absenteeism, tardiness, and turnover in correctional settings.
Center for Council’s Wellness & Resiliency Skills Training (WRST) combines the latest innovations in mindfulness training with Council practice to deliver a powerful and sustainable skills-based, peer-led program for law enforcement and correctional officers. The program offers practical skills for recognizing and managing stress, regulating emotions, reading behavioral cues and managing interpersonal relations.
Through a combination of presentations, workshops and small group sessions, officers learn critical tools for improved health, wellness and safety. These tools have been shown to enhance morale and strengthen resilience in the face of stress, leading to more positive community relationships and better correctional outcomes.