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Law Enforcement and Corrections

“Employees are most apt to deal with their problems when they believe that they will be helped in good faith.”
- Paul V. Lyons

FOH offers a variety of services to promote the productivity and psychological wellness of law enforcement and corrections personnel. Our consultants are aware of the issues that impact this population and can provide specialized services to meet their specific needs.

Officer Suicide Prevention
FOH-ODLE-801
Overview:
Statistically, law enforcement and corrections officers are at a greater risk for suicide than the general public, yet they underutilize EAP services out of concerns for adverse consequences to their careers, or duty status. This briefing identifies the risk factors and warning signs of suicidal risk from a law enforcement perspective, and encourages officers to seek help.

Duration:
The briefing lasts approximately one hour. The material is condensed so that it can be presented to officers at roll call or change of shift.

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Stress Management
FOH-ODLE-802
Overview:
Law enforcement and corrections personnel are exposed to unique types of stress by virtue of the nature of their jobs. The purpose of this briefing is to better understand the particular types of stressors associated with the job of law enforcement, and to learn how these types of stressors alter perception, thought patterns and overall physiology. Participants will learn to identify risk factors and warning signs of cumulative stress and learn methods of coping with these unique stress reactions.

Duration:
The briefing lasts approximately two hours.

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Critical Incident Stress
FOH-ODLE-803
Overview:
Because they are involved in emergency response work, law enforcement and corrections personnel are more likely to respond to or become involved in traumatic critical incidents. This briefing provides an understanding of what constitutes a critical incident and the concept of critical incident stress as a normal response to an abnormal situation. This briefing covers common reactions to a critical incident event both at the time and in the days and weeks following an event. Emphasis is placed on self-care if individuals have been directly involved in an incident, as well as guidelines for how to respond to others who have been affected. The purpose and procedures of a Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) are also covered.

Duration:
The briefing lasts approximately two hours.

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Recognizing and Managing the Troubled Employee
FOH-ODLE-804
Overview:
Law enforcement and corrections personnel in crisis will often contact trusted supervisors or co-workers before seeking help from mental health professionals or other outside resources. This training helps tap into this phenomenon by educating employees and supervisors to recognize the signs of a troubled colleague, helping the individual get the support needed to cope with his or her problems, and creating peer support programs. Supervisors are also trained to confront problems with employee productivity or conduct that is affecting job performance.

Duration:
The briefing lasts approximately two hours.

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Management Consultation
FOH-ODLE-805
Overview:
A supervisor is not expected to be an expert in dealing with all of the problems faced by employees. Supervisors should, however, be alert to the signs of a troubled employee and be ready to try alternative methods to resolve the problems that affect job performance. FOH consultants are qualified to address the specific issues faced by law enforcement and corrections personnel. We have the flexibility to meet with agency managers for a single consultation on a smaller issue, or if needed, to have multiple consultations over time until the issue has been addressed satisfactorily.

Duration:
To provide this Technical Assistance, a one-hour management consultation may be sufficient to develop recommendations to address a specific problem. However, follow-up meetings may be necessary to deal with more complex issues.

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The services listed in this section have been designed specifically for law enforcement and corrections personnel. The other services described in this catalog may be custom designed for law enforcement and corrections personnel.
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