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NCJ Number: 170954 Find in a Library
Title: P.O.W.E.R. (Police Officers Working To Eliminate Risk) Tool Training, Cary, North Carolina, February 16-17, 1998
Corporate Author: Cary Police Dept
Youth Services Unit
United States of America
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 200
Sponsoring Agency: Cary Police Dept
Cary, NC 27511
Sale Source: Cary Police Dept
Youth Services Unit
319 North Academy Street
Cary, NC 27511
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual presents guidelines and materials for a 16-hour training course intended to introduce police officers to a crime prevention technique by teaching them about risk and resiliency factors and the skills necessary to do an initial assessment and referral for juveniles and their families.
Abstract: The training introduced an assessment checklist called Police Officers Working to Eliminate Risk (P.O.W.E.R.). The training aims to teach police officers how to assess and identify issues in the youth's life and to refer the youth to existing community resources. The training uses lecture, discussion, role playing, and practical exercises. Topics include the use of the instrument and the resource information packet, crisis response services in the school and community, community resources, techniques for approaching a family in crisis to discuss personal issues, the handling of child abuse or domestic assault, scenarios involving juveniles and the use of the instrument, and health and medical issues and services. Forms; checklists; background information; handouts; lists of resources in the area of Cary, N.C.; list of national organizations; and lists of publications and sources
Main Term(s): Police juvenile relations
Index Term(s): Child development; Children at risk; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile Delinquent needs assessment methods; Needs assessment; Police crisis intervention; Police education; Referral services
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