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Recommended Books


Figley, C. R. (2002). Treating Compassion Fatigue. New York, NY: Routledge.


Gilmartin, K. M. (2002). Emotional survival for law enforcement: A Guide for officers and their families. Tucson, AZ: E-S Press.


Hanson, R. (2013). Hardwiring Happiness: The new brain science of contentment, cam, and confidence. New York, NY: Crown Publishing Group.


Klein, S. & Alexander, D. (2011). Managing Trauma in the Workplace. New York, NY: Routledge.


Lipsky, L. V. D., & Burk, C. (2009). Trauma stewardship: An everyday guide to caring for self while caring for others. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.


Mathieu, F. (2012). The Compassion Fatigue Workbook. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.


McGonigal, K. (2015). The Upside of Stress: Why stress is good for you, and how to get good at it. New York, NY: Penguin Random House.


Rothschild, B. (2006). Help for the Helper: Self-care strategies for managing burnout and stress. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.


Research Studies


Baumeister, R.F., Vohs, K.D., Aaker, J.L., & Garbinsky, E.N. (2013). Some key differences between a happy life and a meaningful life. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 8(6), 505-516.


CrumA., Salovey, P., & Achor, S. (2013). Rethinking stress: The role of mindsets in determining the stress resoponse. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104(4), 716-733. 


Finn, P. & Kuck, S. (2003). Addressing probation and parole officer stress (NCJ Report No. 207012). Retrieved from U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs website: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/


Finn, P. & Kuck, S. (2005). Stress among probation and parole officers and what can be done about it (NCJ Report No. 205620). Retrieved from U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs website: http:// www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/


Keller, A., Litzelman, K., Wisk, L., Maddox, T., Cheng, E., Creswell, P., & Witt, W. (2012). Does the perception that stress affects health matter? The association with health and mortality. Health Psychology, 31(5), 677-684.


Kennealy, P., Skeem, J., Manchak, S., & Louden, J. (2012).  Firm, fair, and caring officer-offender relationships protect against supervision failure. Law and Human Behavior, 36(6), 496-505.


Lee, W., Joo, H., & Johnson, W. (2009). The effect of participatory management on internal stress, overall job satisfaction, and turnover intention among federal probation officers. Federal Probation, 73, 3.


Lewis, K., Lewis, L., & Garby, T. (2013).  Surviving the Trenches: The Personal Impact of the Job on Probation Officers. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 38(1), 67-84. 


Lindner, C., & Bonn, R. L. (1996). Probation officer victimization and fieldwork practices: Results of a national study. Federal Probation, 60, 16.


Lowenkamp, C., Holsinger, A., Robinson, C., & Cullen, F. (2012).  When a person isn’t a data point: Making evidence-based practice work. Federal Probation, 76, 3.


McCraty, R., Atkinson, M., Lipsenthal, L., & Arguelles, L. (2009). New hope for correctional officers: An innovative program for reducing stress and health risks.  Applied Psychophysiology Biofeedback.  DOI 10.1007/s10484-009-9087-0. 


Reivich, K. J., & Seligman, M. P. (2011). Master Resilience Training in the U.S. Army. American Psychologist, 66 (1), 25-34.


Salston, M. & Figley, C. (2003). Secondary traumatic stress effects of working with survivors of criminal victimization. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 16(2), 167-174.


Seligman, M. & Fowler, R. (2011). Comprehensive Soldier Fitness and the future of psychology. American Psychologist Special Issue: Comprehensive Soldier Fitness, 66(1), 82-86.


Shelby, R. A., Stoddart, R. M. & Taylor, K. L. (2001). Factors contributing to levels of burnout among sex offender treatment providers. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 16(11), 1205-1217.


Slate, R. N., Wells, T. L. & Johnson, W. W. (2003). Opening the manager’s door: State probation officer stress and perceptions of participation in workplace decision making. Crime & Delinquency, 49(4), 519-541.


Spiegel, Alix (2014). The Secret History Behind the Science of Stress. Health News from National Public Radio (NPR). Retrieved from http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2014/07/07/325946892/the-secret-history-behind-the-science-of-stress.


Taxman, F. S. (1999). Proactive supervision: Supervision as crime prevention. The Journal of Offender Monitoring, 12(2), 25-26.


Thomas, R. L. (1988). Stress perceptions among select federal probation and pretrial services officers and their supervisors. Federal Probation, 52, 48–58


Walters, S. T., Clark, M. D., Gingerich, R., & Meltzer, M. L. (2007). Motivating offenders to change: A guide for probation and parole (NIC Accession No. 022253). Retrieved from the U.S.

Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections website: http://nicic.gov/Library/022253


White, W., Gasperin, D., Nystrom, J., Ambrose, T., & Esarey, C. (2005). The other side of burnout: Exemplary performance and health among probation officers. Perspectives: The Journal of the American Probation and Parole Association, 29(2), 26-31.

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