Conference 2017


Kansas Correctional Association

Symposium: Wellness in Corrections

June 8, 2017

Kansas City, Kansas Community College

Technical Education Center

6565 State Avenue   Kansas City, KS   66102

Register here:

KCA Symposium Flyer 2017



Seminar Schedule

7:30-8:30:     Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:30:              Opening Ceremonies: Honor Guard – Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Department; Flag Salute; Opening Prayer;

Opening Remarks – Geri Reece, President; KCA Presentation of the ACA Resolution on Wellness

Introduction of ACA Executive Director James Gondles Jr., CAE by Cathy Linaweaver, KCA Executive Board

9:00-9:30:    Opening Remarks/Presentation: James Gondles Jr., CAE, Executive Director of ACA

9:30-10:00:  Group Photo with James Gondles Jr./Break

9:45-11:15:   The Potential for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Staff Suicide in the Correctional Setting: Dr. Christie Nelson, Staff

Psychologist, and La Shanda Williams, DTS, Federal Bureau of Prisons, USP Leavenworth

11:30-1:00:   Lunch Provided by KCA with Guest Speaker: Sara Revell, Regional Director Regional Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons

1:00-1:15:     Getting to Know Our Vendors: Introductions

1:15-2:00:     Improving Your Hardiness Score: Cathy Linaweaver, Retired Warden, Federal Bureau of Prisons

2:00-2:15      Break

2:15-4:15:     Stress Awareness:  Douglas Lawson, Deputy Warden and Peggy Steimel, Admin Assistant, KS DOC, Ellsworth Correctional Facility

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