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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Education and Job Training
Wellness Education

Tim Mahler
(850) 410-4415
SunCom 210-4415

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The Wellness Education section is responsible for providing inmates with formal training in wellness education that promotes benefits in all five dimensions of wellness: (1) physical, (2) social, (3) emotional, (4) intellectual, and (5) spiritual. The intent of the program is to assist inmates in taking full responsibility for their health and well being.

Accomplishments in 1997-98

  • The office issued 943 Mastery of Wellness certificates to inmates who successfully completed the 63-hour Wellness Education Class. This class discusses the five dimensions of wellness.
  • The Wellness Education Program, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, began offering the "Freshstart" Smoking Cessation Program to inmates who expressed a desire to quit smoking. Wellness Education Specialists and other department staff received facilitator certification training from the American Cancer Society.
  • The National Federation of Professional Trainers awarded 17 certificates to participants who successfully met their criteria via a competency-based examination.
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