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Archive for the ‘Research’ Category

New DWCO Data Collection Initiative

December 31st, 2013

We are inviting willing corrections professionals to complete assessment questions to help with an initiative to collect and analyze important information on the occupation-specific challenges and impact of corrections work.  Assessment completion is voluntary and it is to be done on staff’s own time and from their personal computers. Data are ultimately used to promote the health, well-being, functioning, and fulfillment of corrections professionals.

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Calibrating the First Part of the WCO

September 19th, 2012

We are currently collecting baseline sample data to calibrate our new Workplace Climate Optimizer™ for   Corrections (WCO)–a 10-day assessment and intervention program that evaluates work climate conditions in key content areas, introduces the systematic practice of effective behaviors, and proposes modifications as needed to optimize the health and functioning of the work environment.
We invite all employed corrections professionals who read this to please consider completing an online 49-item multiple-choice type questionnaire that inquires about aspects of their experiences in the corrections workplace in seven key content areas. The 49 questions are preceded by six non-identifying demographic questions. Participation is completely voluntary and anonymous. Read more…

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Conclusions from DWCO’s 2010 & 2011 National Surveys

October 21st, 2011

In 2010 DWCO conducted a pilot online survey measuring PTSD rates in the corrections ranks. Results showed that 39% of our sample met criteria for PTSD for symptoms experienced over the past six months. Read more…

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