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Why Every First Responder Department Should Have a Chaplain

By Rev. Peter Keady and Dr. Michael Pittaro

First responders need and deserve a properly trained chaplain embedded in their department who understands the unique stressors they face. Learn why chaplains must be preemptive and proactive, working to engage with personnel prior to critical incidents and providing first responders with empathetic support regarding their day-to-day stress.

Transforming Prisoners by Transforming Prisons

By Dr. Michael Pittaro

During an international webinar, correctional professionals discuss the use of alternative prison models in countries like Denmark and Sweden. Learn about the benefits these countries have experienced with reduced recidivism rates and rehabilitated inmates.

Pandemic Presents Opportunities for Online Learning

By Dr. Michael Pittaro

The coronavirus outbreak has forced many colleges and universities to teach courses online. Learn from a seasoned professor about the advantages of distance learning, especially for public safety professionals.

Protecting Correctional Officers and Inmates from Coronavirus

By Dr. Michael Pittaro

Even though correctional officers are used to being exposed to communicable, infectious diseases, it is critical that prisons devise an action plan to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Learn about the unique challenges of trying to contain the virus within the nation’s correctional institutions.

Purdue Pharma Is Only One Step to Curing Opioid Crisis

By Dr. Michael Pittaro

Purdue Pharma filed for bankruptcy after being sued for its aggressive sale and marketing of OxyContin. While holding suppliers accountable is a step in the right direction, more needs to be done to address the opioid epidemic.

Epstein Suicide Suggests a Breach in Prison Protocol

By Dr. Michael Pittaro

Many questions still surround the ongoing investigation into the alleged suicide of Jeffrey Epstein. What is becoming clear is that more should and could have been done to prevent the suicide, but these steps were not taken due to some degree of negligence on the part of the prison.

Coping Strategies to Improve Officer Wellness

Watch the full-length recording of Dr. Michael Pittaro's in-depth webinar training on “Physical and Mental Health Coping Strategies to Improve Officer Wellness.”