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NCJ Number: 67322 Find in a Library
Title: OFFICER SURVIVAL - AN APPROACH TO CONFLICT MANAGEMENT CONFLICT RESOLUTION, 2 - UTILIZING COMMUNITY RESOURCES (OFFICER SURVIVAL - AN APPROACH TO CONFLICT MANAGEMENT SERIES)
Corporate Author: Consortia
United States of America
Editor(s): D LEBRUN
Project Director: G HOWARD; P SCHNITZLER; R C BAILEY
Date Published: 1976
Sponsoring Agency: Consortia
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Harper and Row Media
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Harper and Row Media
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2350 Virginia Avenue
Hagerstown, MD 21740
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS FILM ILLUSTRATES TYPICAL FAMILY CRISIS SITUATIONS THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS MAY ENCOUNTER AND DEMONSTRATES DESIRABLE POLICE ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIORS, AS WELL AS COMMUNITY RESOURCE REFERRAL PROCEDURES.
Abstract: THE FIRST INCIDENT SHOWN IS A CASE OF AN ABUSING FATHER ARRESTED FOR BATTERING HIS SON. POLICE OFFICERS, AFTER REMOVING THE FATHER, ARE FACED WITH THE DILEMMA OF HELPING THE VICTIM, A PATHETIC LITTLE BOY WITH NOWHERE TO GO AND NO ONE TO CARE FOR HIM. THE SECOND SITUATION INVOLVES THE MARITAL DIFFICULTIES OF A YOUNG HISPANIC COUPLE, WHOSE RELATIONSHIP IS BEING STRAINED BY THE PRESENCE OF THE WIFE'S MENTALLY DISTURBED YOUNGER SISTER. DUE TO CRISIS INTERVENTION BY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, A FAMILY QUARREL IS SUBDUED BEFORE VIOLENCE ERUPTS, AND SOLUTIONS ARE FOUND FOR DIVERGENT NEEDS OF THE FAMILY MEMBERS. THE DISTURBED CHILD IS REFERRED TO A COMMUNITY RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT CENTER, AND THE COUPLE AGREE TO COOPERATE WITH A FAMILY COUNSELING SERVICE. THE POLICE OFFICER INVOLVEMENT IN THESE CRISES IS DISCUSSED AT INFORMAL RAP SESSIONS HELD BY THE POLICE STAFF. AT THESE, ATTENTION IS DRAWN TO THE NUMEROUS AGENCIES PROVIDING SOCIAL SERVICES FOR CITIZENS IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE. AN AGENCY DIRECTORY WITH PERTINENT INFORMATION IS DISTRIBUTED TO THE OFFICERS, AND THEY ARE URGED TO UTILIZE THESE SUPPORT AGENCIES IN THE COURSE OF THEIR WORK. A BOOKLET OF INSTRUCTION GUIDELINES AND A PROGRAM DESCRIPTION OF 'OFFICE SURVIVAL' ACCOMPANIES THE FILM. SEE NCJRS 67323. (MRK)
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Child abuse; Child care services; Crisis intervention training; Family crisis; Family crisis intervention units; Family crisis training; Films; Mental health services; Police conflict resolution training; Referral services; Sensitivity training; Social service agencies
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. 22 MINUTES, 16 MM COLOR, 1976. HARPER AND ROW MEDIA PROGRAM
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