IACTP The Correctional Trainer: Emotional Intelligence Training

Many in the field of corrections realize the importance of emotional intelligence. It is what is missing in traditional staff training programs. Without it, we experience high staff turnover, low morale and many physical and psychological problems; including heart attacks, high blood pressure, suicide ideation, PTSD, depression and anxiety. The common cause in all these is poor relationships, and emotional intelligence skills training will counter that. But, how do you provide that training in an effective way that staff will embrace. That is what this paper will address.