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NCJ Number: 222580 Find in a Library
Title: ACA Responds to the Training Needs of the 21st Century Work Force
Journal: Corrections Today  Volume:69  Issue:1  Dated:February 2007  Pages:20,21,23
Author(s): Diane Geiman; Kathy Black-Dennis
Date Published: February 2007
Page Count: 3
Type: Training
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses the training needs for the 21st century corrections workforce and the American Correctional Association’s training programs offered through the Professional Development Department to meet the needs of next generation workforce.
Abstract: In achieving its goal of providing excellence in professional development, the American Correctional Association (ACA) has designed and developed the following educational and training opportunities in the field of corrections: (1) E-learning, offered through the Online Corrections Academy (OCA) is a solution in training correctional officers in mental health issues in the most cost-effective and efficient way; (2) “Supervising Offenders with Mental Illness,” provides correctional officers with the skills they need to supervise these challenging offenders safely and effectively; (3) Leadership Development for the Corrections Professional (LDCP) program addresses the changing nature of leadership and prepares leaders for challenges ahead; (4) the Correctional Certification Program designed by ACA establishes a standard of excellence, as well as increases the credibility of corrections, promoting leadership; (5) Continuing Education Units (CEUs), offered through a partnership with the University of Maryland, is a nationally recognized standard unit of measurement that is awarded on the basis of participation in an organized continuing education program; and (6) the Healthcare Professional Interest Section (H-PIS), a membership subgroup of ACA focusing on emerging and relevant health care issues for correctional health care practitioners. ACA’s training programs offered through the Professional Development Department are viewed as the solution to correctional agencies’ training need for the 21 century workforce.
Main Term(s): Corrections training resources
Index Term(s): American Correctional Association (ACA); Career development; Correctional Personnel Training; Corrections training needs assessment; In-service Training; Professional in-service education; Professionalization
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