Police Suicide - Prevention, Assessment and Intervention
by: Thomas E. Baker, Lt. Col. MP USAR (Ret.)
Softcover, 7 x 10, 212 pages
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A Police Officer's Suicide is a Tragedy that sends devastating tremors through families, communities and entire agencies.
The right skills can help leaders effectively handle or ideally avoid a suicide crisis.
With the help of this important book, law enforcement leaders can learn to master the skills that will help them: Cultivate a win-win social climate for officers, agencies and communities that inspires positive attitudes and avoids the kind of negativity that breeds emotional distress. Spot police suicide risk factors and learn to identify possible problems before they hit the crisis point. Learn to promptly, effectively and appropriately intervene in potential suicide risk situations using specifically designed intervention-oriented questions and strategies. Promote the integration of suicide prevention information into training programs. Follow positive leadership pathways to initiate effective solutions.
Implement a "Critical Incident Management Program" and develop peer suicide prevention programs. Formulate a "Crisis Management Model" and be fully prepared to apply trauma management strategies should tragedy strike. Identify the purpose of critical incident stress debriefing techniques and ensure that your CISD program is on target. Develop effective emotional recovery programs for grieving officers and families. Develop a Counseling Intervention Program. Utilize valuable civilian and military research findings on Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome. Appraise Critical Incident Stress, Acute Stress Incidence and Secondary Stress Trauma. Delineate leadership vision pertaining to human resource policies.
Protect Your Officers, Their Families and Your Community With Prevention Programs and Response Plans Before a Crisis Strikes.
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