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  NCJ Number: NCJ 185969   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Law Enforcement Family Support: Training Program for Reduction of Stress Among Law Enforcement Officers and Their Families
  Document URL: PDF 
  Corporate Author: New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
United States of America
  Date Published: 1998
  Page Count: 349
  Annotation: This manual presents materials and guidelines for New York State's program of police training on stress reduction and management.
  Abstract: The program includes the officers' families in the training. The training involves both recruits and in-service officers. Each level of training is presented in a 10-hour session that includes role-playing scenarios with the goal of creating stress for the participants and audience; a classroom lecture on concepts of stress reduction and management; and presentations by professionals of the New York State Office of Employee Assistance Programs concerning confidentiality and available support services. The instructors use the experience of participants' lunches and dinners at the training site to impact appropriate communication methods in dealing with stress. Among the program goals are the training of State certified police academy instructors in a program on Stress Reduction and Management for Law Enforcement Officers (Recruits) and Their Families; the enabling of the families of police officers to identify job-related factors that contribute to the stress of the officer; the instruction of officer families on methods of communication appropriate for dealing with the negative aspects of stress; and the exposure of officers and their family members to job-related stressors that negatively impact the individual and the family. Program sessions also are intended to facilitate discussion between officers and their family members regarding the impacts of stress and to educate officers and their families about concepts of stress reduction and management techniques. Appended budget agreement, an instructor guide, and a student guide
  Main Term(s): Police stress training
  Index Term(s): Police occupational stress ; Stress management ; Stress assessment ; Police family issues ; Police spouse training ; NIJ final report ; New York
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 96-FS-VX-0002
  Sale Source: New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
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  Type: Program/Project Description
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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