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Title: Death Notification: Breaking the Bad News With Concern for the Professional and Compassion for the Survivor: A Seminar for Law Enforcement
Author(s): J H Lord
Corporate Author: MADD Mothers Against Drunk Driving
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 155
Sponsoring Agency: MADD Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Irving, TX 75062
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 95-MU-GX-K007
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual presents the agenda, content, handouts, background information, and trainer's guidelines for a seminar intended to teach law enforcement professionals about the emotional hazards of their work and about compassionate and thorough death notifications.
Abstract: The curriculum focuses on the experiences of the families of homicide survivors with death notifications and through the first few weeks after the death. The materials also cover the stress experienced by crisis responders, posttraumatic stress disorder, and secondary traumatization. The training materials emphasize that most families in which someone was killed say that the most traumatic moment of their life was the notification of the death of their loved one. Similarly, most people who are required to deliver death notifications say that it is the most difficult part of their job. The manuals presents guidelines for planning a seminar on death notification, suggestions for training adults, a content outline, an annotated literature review, overheads to use during the seminar, and handouts. List of audiovisual materials, evaluation form, other forms, and 101 references
Main Term(s): Families of crime victims
Index Term(s): Death notification; Fatalities; Homicide victims; Police in-service training; Police occupational stress; Police responsibilities; Police social worker role; Suicide
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