Human connections: Using self-reflection to gain insights for improving relationships and reducing recidivism

dc.creatorRoberson, Kyle L. (TTU)
dc.creatorAlexander, Karen L. (TTU)
dc.date.accessioned2023-02-06T20:32:20Z
dc.date.available2023-02-06T20:32:20Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.descriptionAll content and images are copyrighted by ACA, 2021, and may not be reprinted, altered, copied, transmitted or used in any way without written permission.en_US
dc.description.abstractCorrectional workers have a responsibility to model positive behaviors for inmates in their charge. The more positive roles correctional workers take in the education, rehabilitation and reentry efforts of the inmate population, the safer our prisons will be for staff and inmates, with the added benefit of lowering recidivism rates. A key component of this strategy is to encourage staff to develop a human connection and a degree of empathy for the inmates in our care. This can be done while maintaining professional boundaries. I discovered using reflective writing is a beneficial strategy for learning empathy and for personal growth. It is also a valuable tool to establish a positive culture within the prison walls for staff and inmates alike.en_US
dc.identifier.citationRoberson, K. L., & Alexander, K. L. (2021, September/October). Human connections: Using self-reflection to gain insights for improving relationships and reducing recidivism. Corrections Today, 23-26. https://www.aca.org/ACA_Member/ACA/ACA_Member/Publications/CT_Magazine/CorrectionsToday_Home.aspxen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.aca.org/ACA_Member/ACA/ACA_Member/Publications/CT_Magazine/CorrectionsToday_Home.aspx
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2346/90720
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.subjectEmpathyen_US
dc.subjectHuman Connectionsen_US
dc.subjectPrisonersen_US
dc.subjectReflectionen_US
dc.subjectRelationshipsen_US
dc.titleHuman connections: Using self-reflection to gain insights for improving relationships and reducing recidivismen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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