This course is designed to provide information required by PREA for Employee Training on the dynamics of sexual abuse and sexual harassment in confinement; how to detect and respond to signs of threatened and actual sexual abuse; common reactions of sexual abuse and harassment victims; how to communicate effectively with inmates, including those identifying as lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and intersex; and how to avoid inappropriate relationships with inmates/detainees. You will be given the chance to apply your knowledge in a series of interactive exercises that test your understanding of the material presented. The content is intended for adult corrections officers and ancillary staff working in adult jails, prisons, and community confinement facilities (e.g., halfway houses) who have direct contact with inmates/detainees.
This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.
This course has been approved by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy for 2.00 hours. CJA Lesson Plan #6110
This activity is approved for 2.00 STC credit hours.
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. The Prison Rape Elimination Act C. Purpose of PREA D. The PREA National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape E. Learning Objectives: Section 2: Dynamics of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Harassment in Correctional Systems A. Dynamics of Sexual Abuse Unique to Correctional Facilities B. Characteristics of Vulnerable Populations C. Why Staff Get Involved with People in Jail/Prison D. Master Manipulator E. Assess Your Knowledge F. Section Summary Section 3: Detecting Signs of Sexual Abuse A. Changes B. Physical Signs of Potential Sexual Abuse C. Non-Physical Signs of Potential Sexual Abuse D. Common Reactions of Victims E. Reactions of Victims in Confinement F. Your Powers of Observation G. Assess Your Knowledge H. Practice What You’ve Learned I. Section Summary Section 4: Communicating Effectively and Professionally with Inmates/Detainees, Including Those Identifying as LGBTI A. Vital to Safety B. Special Populations: LGBTI C. Disclosure D. Be Respectful E. Verbal Communication F. Non-Verbal Communication G. Officer Core and Inmate Smead Revisited H. Personal Biases I. Assess Your Knowledge J. Section Summary Section 5: Avoiding Inappropriate Relationships with Inmates A. Maintain Professional Boundaries B. Pitfalls to Avoid C. How to Protect Yourself From Liability D. Assess Your Knowledge E. Section Summary Section 6: Conclusion A. Course Contributors B. Resources C. References D. Congratulations! E. Exam F. Brain Sparks
Elizabeth Layman's career includes nine years as a police officer/detective in Arlington, Virginia, including patrol, sexual assault investigations, and forensics. She was with the Florida Corrections and Florida Parole Commission for 16 years as a Parole Officer and Administrative Hearing Officer conducting hearings with thousands of inmate/detainees/detainees in prisons and jails. Additionally, she served as a special investigator for the Office of Florida Governor. Since 1998, Ms. Layman has been President of Price Layman, Inc., a criminal justice consulting firm. She has worked as a consultant with the U.S. Department of Justice, providing technical assistance and training on sexual misconduct and abuse for more than 300 jail administrators, corrections, and law enforcement agencies. Ms. Layman developed and delivers the following curricula: Training for Investigators of Staff Sexual Misconduct; The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003: Impact on Law Enforcement; co-authorship of Resource Guide for New Wardens; PREA – Policy Development Guide for Sheriffs and Chiefs, Staff Sexual Misconduct with Offenders: Policy Development Guide for Community Corrections; Preventing and Responding to Sexual Abuse in Tribal Detention Facilities. Ms. Layman continues to work across the country to assist with implementation of PREA. Ms. Layman has a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Virginia Tech. Disclosure: Elizabeth Layman, B.S. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Staff Writer: Kimberly Cobb, MS
Mrs. Cobb is a Lead SME Writer/Trainer at Relias. Her primary writing responsibilities are in the Health and Human Services vertical, in the content areas of public safety and behavioral health. Mrs. Cobb is also the onboarding trainer for new Relias staff joining the Content Department. Mrs. Cobb has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. She has over 24 years of experience working in criminal and juvenile justice. Her work includes direct service, research, and training and technical assistance. She was the statewide evaluator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky for adult, juvenile, and family drug courts; a Research Associate for the American Probation & Parole Association providing training and technical assistance to Native American Nations/Alaska Native Villages on systemic criminal and juvenile justice initiatives; and a Research Administrator for the University of Kentucky. Disclosure: Kimberly Cobb, MS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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