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NCJ Number: 113216 Find in a Library
Title: Evolution of a Program: The D.C. (District of Columbia) Metropolitan Police Family Crisis Intervention Training Project (From Badge and the Battered: A Family Crisis Intervention Training Manual for Law Enforcement Agencies, P 3-10, Dale R. Buchanan and Janet Hankins, eds. -- See NCJ-113215)
Author(s): M L Callahan
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Dept
Washington, DC 20001
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Document: PDF
Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Family Crisis Intervention Training Project grew from the realization that police are often reluctant to deal with family disturbances both because of their unpredictability and the paucity of standard police procedures for dealing with such incidents.
Abstract: In 1978, based on the results of a survey of officers and a review of other training programs, overall program and training goals were formulated. Training was designed to introduce participants to concepts and techniques of family crisis intervention, including information about crisis, stress, family systems, and communication as related to participants' work. Also covered were effective responses to family crisis and disturbance situations and community referral resources. Crisis intervention modules were built around a series of films on officer survival in these situations. Questionnaire responses indicated generally positive evaluations and provided suggestions for improving the training curriculum. A comparison of pretest and post-test scores on a written simulation instrument indicated that the program had been effective in meeting some of its learning objectives. Participants' post-test responses were more likely to include recommendations for conducting a safety check for weapons, counseling, mediation, separate disputant interviews, and referral. The pilot project is still in use. 10 references.
Main Term(s): Family crisis training
Index Term(s): District of Columbia
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