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Understanding and Mitigating the Effects of Stress on Law Enforcement

Overview


Work- related stress can yield short and long-term effects on physical and mental health. Researchers estimate that companies in the United States lose approximately $300 billion annually because of work-stress related issues. Health care costs related to work-related stress are estimated to be $68 billion annually. Employees that experience work-related stress often suffer devastating psychological and physiological effects, such as high morbidity and mortality rates and rates of alcoholism, substance abuse, domestic violence, and suicide higher than the national average. Although there are many stressful occupations in the United States, researchers identify and regard law enforcement as one of the most stressful occupations in the country. Recent research yields evidence that law enforcement officers experience adverse psychological and physiological conditions at higher rates than other occupations in the United States. The adverse psychological and physiological conditions include PTSD, cardiovascular disease, anxiety, depression, suicidal behavior, and interpersonal violence. This course familiarizes each student with the concept of work-related stress, the phenomenon’s effect on law enforcement, and how effective leadership within an organization can influence the amount of stress officers experience.  


Topics discussed in this course include:


--Types of stress

--Work-related stress

--Negative mental and physical effects of stress

--Stress Management Interventions

--Law Enforcement Health and Wellness Programs

--Leadership’s role in reducing work-related stress


To learn more or take this course, visit:  


https://leofirstlineonline.training/courses/understanding-and-mitigating-the-effects-of-stress-on-law-enforcement/

Understanding and Mitigating the Effects of Stress on Law Enforcement

Work- related stress can yield short and long-term effects on physical and mental health. Researchers estimate that companies in the United States lose approximately $300 billion annually because of work-stress related issues. Health care costs related to work-related stress are estimated to be $68 billion annually. Employees that experience work-related stress often suffer devastating psychological and physiological effects, such as high morbidity and mortality rates and rates of alcoholism, substance abuse, domestic violence, and suicide higher than the national average. Although there are many stressful occupations in the United States, researchers identify and regard law enforcement as one of the most stressful occupations in the country. Recent research yields evidence that law enforcement officers experience adverse psychological and physiological conditions at higher rates than other occupations in the United States. The adverse psychological and physiological conditions include PTSD, cardiovascular disease, anxiety, depression, suicidal behavior, and interpersonal violence. This course familiarizes each student with the concept of work related stress, the phenomenon’s effect on law enforcement, and how effective leadership within an organization can influence the amount of stress officers experience.  


Intended Audience: Law enforcement leadership (e.g., field training officers, mid-level leadership, and administration.

For scheduling questions, please email Damon Simmons, Ph.D. at [email protected]


Understanding and Mitigating the Effects of Stress on Law Enforcement


Date: April 8, 2020 Time: 0800-1700 hours


Location: 

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Training Center, 6011 N. Chase Rd., Newman Lake, WA 99025 (509) 477-4793 


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Work-Life Balance for Law Enforcement

Topics in the course include:


• Signs of an Imbalance

• Employer Resources

• Tips in Time Management

• Goal Setting

• SMART Goals

• Stress Management

• Dealing with Stress at Home

• Work Strategies

This an interactive course with numerous group learning activities.


Please check back for scheduled dates, times, and locations for this training!

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Improving Self-Awareness for Law Enforcement

Topics in the course include:


• Awareness of the Self (physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual)

• Progressive Relaxation

• Time Management

• Organization

• Goal Management

• Mood Management

• Emotional Intelligence

• Interpersonal Awareness

• Thinking Styles

• Learning Styles

• Limitations of Self Awareness

• Independence versus Interdependence

This an interactive course with numerous group learning activities.


Please check back for scheduled dates, times, and locations for this training!