Evidence-Based Practices, Demystified for Correctional Officers, 8 hours
This course acquaints staff with the eight evidence-based principles and promotes a more focused understanding of EBP’s roots, context, interdependency, and importance. Like effective business practices, monies spent and operational strategies leveraged need to be effective, and metrics that measure success need to be consciously integrated. Protecting our communities and reducing recidivism are professional objectives. This course helps align staff goals to the eight evidence-based principles, while, at the same time, appropriately demystifies EBP. Additionally, pitfalls and challenges that surround assessment tools are explored. A preview of Motivational Interviewing techniques and best practices is included. Staff leave this class with a holistic view of why EBP exists, where it originated, and why it effects how they do their job going forward.