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Along with Staff Safety, training in defense is a necessary program for any team in the field.
The Leadership Compass Overview
This training presents four prominent leadership styles from a Native American Indian–based practice called the Medicine Wheel or the Four-Fold Way. Leadership approaches are characterized in four compass directions with the purpose of understanding how an individual is linked to each approach and how to utilize this knowledge when managing conflict and bolstering team accountability. Through this training, participants will explore and reflect upon his or her individual leadership style and gain a better understanding of the leadership and communication approaches of their colleagues. This increase in self awareness as well as knowledge of fellow team members will uncover areas of personal growth to focus on and encourage strong team cohesion.
Category: Diversity; leadership development; problem-solving; teambuilding, communication skills Objectives: In sum, Leadership Compass is about: • Developing a deeper sense of self-awareness about one’s leadership style and approach • Developing a more balanced approach to work style; seeking out areas of growth or change • Developing an understanding of how one's work style affects team functioning • Deliberately building skills in all four directions to enhance personal and team performance This material in this workshop is taken from the Bonner Curriculum from the Bonner Foundation in Princeton New Jersey. Culture Matters: Working with Latino Clients Overview: According to a report by the Pew Center of the States, one (1) in 27 Latinos is under correctional control nationwide. A significant challenge facing criminal justice practitioners is the need to respond to the diverse communities that we serve. To provide effective interventions and supervision for Latinos in the criminal justice system, understanding culture is essential. Agencies and practitioners must begin with an examination of their values, policies and procedures through a cultural lens and then build an effective service delivery system with an understanding, sensitivity and responsiveness to client populations and their unique cultural values and norms. Understanding culture and variations within cultures impacts each of the Eight Evidence-Based Principles for Effective Interventions (NIC) and ultimately, our ability to respond to the ever-increasing diversity of client populations will influence their success. The purpose of this training is to provide participants with an introduction to basic concepts of culturally proficient practices and specific skills and knowledge for culturally competent practice with Latino clients. Objectives: Upon completion of training, criminal justice professionals will: 1. Define terms related to cultural proficiency and recognize that cultural competency is a process 2. Identify ways cultural proficiency can be applied to everyday practice 3. Identify elements of cultures specific to Latino clients 4. Identify cultural factors that impact client motivation How Being Trauma- Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses Overview Although prevalence estimates vary, there is consensus that high percentages of justice-involved women and men have experienced serious trauma throughout their lifetime. The reverberating effects of trauma experiences can challenge a person’s capacity for recovery and pose significant barriers to accessing services, often resulting in an increase risk of coming into contact with the criminal justice system. Objectives • Increase understanding of trauma • Create awareness of the impact of trauma on behavior • Develop trauma-informed responses Trauma-informed criminal justice responses can help to avoid re-traumatizing individuals and thereby increase safety for all, decrease recidivism and promote and support recovery of justice involved individuals. Program Participants This highly interactive training is specifically tailored to community-based criminal justice professionals including: • Police • Community Corrections (probation, parole, pre-trial services) • Court personnel • Other human service providers The material for this workshop was provided by Policy Research Associates, Inc. (2012) SAMHSA’s GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation GRANT WRITING: Getting Your Proposal Funded Overview: Decreasing financial resources and increasing demands for services have challenged Community Corrections to seek new funding sources. This workshop will demonstrate ways to organize ideas into fundable projects. From needs assessment and program development through budgeting, this comprehensive hands-on approach will provide participants with the tools to develop a proposal outline. Emphasis will be placed on the basic elements of grant development and the particular need to justify the benefits of the proposal to the target population, the community and/or knowledge of the field. Objectives: 1) Understand the basic components of a Request for Proposals (RFP) and a grant application. 2) Review samples of grant proposals and readers comments to understand the qualities of a successful grant application. 3) Understand basic grant development and writing 4) Know where to search for grant funding opportunities, including Web sites and online resources
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