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NCJ Number: NCJ 242590     Find in a Library
Title: Peer Support-Support for Stressfull Events in the Austrian Police Force
Author(s): Angelika Schaffer ; Elisabeth Schneider
  Journal: .Siak - International Edition: Journal for Police Science and Practice  Volume:3  Dated:2013  Pages:42 to 50
Date Published: 2013
Page Count: 9
  Annotation: This article discusses stress management for the Austrian police force.
Abstract: In their everyday work, police officers are repeatedly exposed to situations that not only represent a threat to their physical, but also to their mental state. In 1994 the psychological Service of the Ministry of the Interior established the project "Support for Firearms Use" (=post-shooting), which in 2006 became "Peer Support" - support for stressful events at work. At the University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt, three students of the course "Police Leadership" dealt with this new project intensively. Issues such as the confidentiality of the conversations, the question of whether the peer support offer is sufficient and helpful and colleagues' general expectations of the project are considered. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): Police occupational stress ; Stress management ; Police stress training ; Peer counseling ; Austria
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: Austria
Language: English
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