November 25, 2019 | View as webpage
Dear Corrections1 Member,

The holiday season can be one of the most stressful times of the year for correctional officers and their families, as COs work both their regular shifts and overtime over Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's.

This special edition of the Corrections1 member eNewsletter features several articles on how officers and their significant others can maintain healthy relationships, both during the holidays and year-round. What is the most important component of a successful family life for a correctional officer? Click here to answer our poll and email the relationship strategies that have worked for you.

The Corrections1 Team
Ho, Ho, Ho Hum: Working over the holidays
By Barry Evert
A holiday survival guide for corrections professionals and their families
5 ways to cope with the holiday blues
By Amy Morgan
December can be extra stressful as you juggle working and spending time with your family; here are some tips to help you survive the holiday season
How corrections officers can balance home life and work
By Harriet Fox
Corrections officers need two sets of interpersonal skills: one for work and one for home
7 tips for surviving your relationships
By Sgt. Betsy Branter Smith
A large part of our survival on the job is dependent upon the success of our personal relationships
5 ways COs can 'affair-proof' their marriage
By Althea Olson and Mike Wasilewski
When an affair happens it is a symptom of relationship discord, but problems in the relationship existed before the betrayal took place
Your family’s trauma-in-law: 5 ways to build resilience at home
By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D.
Whether you tell your spouse or significant other a little or a lot about your work, the one secret you can’t keep is how stressed you are
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