Emergency Preparedness in the Corrections Setting


Especially in a corrections facility, it is important to be prepared for all types of emergencies, whether it be a natural disaster such as a fire or major storm, or a technological emergency, such as a power outage. The purpose of this course is to show you the importance of recognizing, planning and responding to an emergency situation in a corrections setting. In this brief course, you will have an opportunity to practice what you learn in interactive exercises. This will help you be more prepared should an emergency occur at your facility.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

American Jail Association Certification


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy


This course has been approved by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy for 1.00 hours. CJA Lesson Plan #5707

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PS-0-EP
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 8/31/2018
Learning Objectives:
Define the four phases of emergency management.

Describe two elements involved in all hazards planning.

Name three agencies that partner with corrections facilities to plan for emergency management.
Staff Writer: Steve Jenkins, Ph.D.
Dr. Jenkins is a Counseling Psychologist, and a professor of psychology at Wagner College in New York. He teaches a variety of courses, including Health Psychology, Psychological Testing, Psychopathology, Sleep and Dreams, Principles of Counseling Psychology, and Positive Psychology. He also has extensive clinical experience, and has worked in prisons, hospitals, outpatient clinics, and college counseling centers providing individual and group psychotherapy, as well as psychoeducational workshops. He is an associate fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute for Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy and completed a year-long post-doctoral training at the institute. Dr. Jenkins scholarly works have been published in top psychological journals and edited books, and presented at national conferences. Disclosure: Steve Jenkins, Ph.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
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