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NCJ Number: 170685 Find in a Library
Title: Uplifting Resilient Police Families: A Logic Model to Reduce Stress and Identify Protective Factors
Journal: Police Chief  Volume:64  Issue:10  Dated:(October 1997)  Pages:70,72
Author(s): L W Greene
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 2
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The partial logic model shows how individual (officer), family, and organizational impacts of police occupational stress can be addressed objectively through specific activities.
Abstract: The first step is to identify stressors for both officers and family members. This can be done by surveying families that have longevity within the department to determine how they effectively cope with and handle these stressors. Resiliency must be assessed to determine the organization's objectives and activities. Finally, the success of the activities/strategies can be evaluated across time to determine whether the proposed outcomes are achieved. The logic model allows law enforcement agencies to develop systematic methods to eliminate stressors and/or enhance the abilities of police officers and their families to cope more effectively with police work. More importantly, it is not based on a deficit model that examines risks alone; instead, this model uplifts resilient law enforcement families and gives law enforcement agencies an opportunity to build on their strengths. A chart shows the risk factors, protective factors, objectives, activities, and evaluation for the model in the areas of individual, family, and organizational factors.
Main Term(s): Police occupational stress
Index Term(s): Police family issues; Stress management; Treatment intervention model
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