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Resilience and Police

Resilience and Police Author: Jessica Terrizzi Published: Jul 26 2021 Last Edit: Jul 26 2021 (5 min read) Overview Resilience training has become a popular tool in facilitating well-being within high-risk occupations, especially law enforcement. A quick google search brings up information on several resilience programs targeted towards police officers, including those offered by SAMHSA …

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Police and the Media

A common point of stress for police officers is the inaccurate way they are portrayed within the media. Graziano (2018) points out the association between negative media depictions and resulting negative attitudes towards police, particularly since the death of Michael Brown (Nix & Pickett, 2017). A timely example is Newiss’ (2022) study, in which officers …

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Police Wellness Resources

There are a growing number of wellness resources tailored for law enforcement. We put together a guide of our top five websites for finding the best tools out there.

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Mindfulness for Police

Police officers are at high risk of many forms of mental illness. Practicing mindfulness is a proven method of reducing this risk and building resilience in the law enforcement community.

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Police and PTSD

Police officers face traumatic experiences frequently throughout their careers, and many would argue that it is part of their job. Processing this trauma and developing a resilience to its aftereffects is necessary for a healthy and effective police force.

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Compassion Fatigue

Officers experience both physiological and psychological stress as a result of their jobs. These factors, in addition to issues such as public criticism, put officers at notably high risk for compassion fatigue.

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