The August 2020 edition of the Policy Research Associates’ monthly newsletter included announcements, publications, and the latest posts from the PRA blog.

This newsletter contains the following headlines:

  • New Release: Peer Support Roles Across the Sequential Intercept Model
  • Making the Workplace Whole: Meeting Basic Human Needs
  • Mentally Healthy Workplaces Podcast Series: New Horizons for Mental Health
  • Upcoming Webinars

Policy Research Associates, Inc. has released a new tool to the field, Peer Support Roles Across the Sequential Intercept Model. This two-page tool provides an overview of how people with lived experience, or peers, can provide support to individuals in contact with the criminal justice system at each intercept of the Sequential Intercept Model.

In Making the Workplace Whole: Meeting Basic Human Needs, Sara Martin, Interim CEO, Wellness Council of America (WELCOA), explores how employers can begin making the workplace whole and focusing on employee well-being. Where we work has an impact on our well-being, and there is a responsibility for employers to help support employees.

PRA Well-Being has released the third episode in a four-part podcast series from PRA and WELCOA on mentally healthy workplaces. In New Horizons for Mental Health: Resiliency, Burnout, and the Mind-Body Connection, PRA’s Dr. Crystal L. Brandow is back with WELCOA’s Ryan Picarella to discuss the mind-body connection and the impact of stress on our brains and bodies. In a conversation about the signs and sources of stress and burnout, four preventative wellness strategies are detailed.

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This resource was first shared in 2020.

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