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What is Emotional Intelligence and How Can It Benefit Corrections Employees?

US$48 Regular Price

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CE Credits: 1 Credits
Length: 1 Hour
Level: Introductory
CE Eligibility: Email [email protected] for details
Training Style: Video
Category: Officer Training Series
Intended Audience: Police Officers, First Responders, Correctional Professionals

Training Description
Corrections employees are often required to adapt to situations that people outside the criminal justice and public safety fields rarely encounter. On any given day, a corrections employee might work with hundreds of prisoners, who collectively tend to be manipulative, deceptive and at times, violent. Therefore, the safety of our coworkers, inmates, and visitors is dependent on our ability to remain in control of our emotions at all times; even when faced with a potentially volatile situation, we must act with the utmost integrity and ensure our actions remain ethical, legal, and adhere to departmental regulations. Harnessing emotional intelligence can help us to quickly, effectively, and professionally assess each situation and respond accordingly, thereby minimizing engaging in excessive / deadly force outcomes.
Trainer Biography
Dr. Michael Pittaro is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice with American Military University and an adjunct professor of criminal justice with East Stroudsburg University. Before pursuing a career in higher education, Dr. Pittaro worked in corrections administration; has served as the Executive Director of an outpatient drug and alcohol facility; and as Executive Director of a crime prevention agency. He has been teaching for the past 17 years while also serving internationally as an author, editor, trainer, and subject matter expert. Dr. Pittaro holds a BS in Criminal Justice (Who’s Who Among University Students – 1989); an MPA in Public Administration; and a PhD in criminal justice. He resides in Nazareth, Pennsylvania with his two sons (Dakota and Darrian).
Learning Objectives
At the end of this training you will be able to…
    • Describe how emotional intelligence skills can reduce stress
    • Compare and contrast the four essential skills of emotional intelligence
    • Apply skills to deescalate prisoner grievances
    • Develop an emotional intelligence training program to reduce officer liability

1 Sponsorship: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc is approved by the American Psychological Association, National Board of Certified Counselors, National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, and Canadian Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education trainings. The American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts Continuing Education Credit sponsored by the American Psychological Association. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc (provider #1371) is also approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ACE provider approval period: 6/8/2022-6/8/2025. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
2 Refund/Cancellation Policy: If you wish to request a refund on account of technical difficulties, please contact [email protected].
3 Commercial Supports: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc reports no conflicts of interest in the development and sponsorship of this training. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc receives no commercial support for its Continuing Education programs or from its presenters.

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