• Flight Attendants: Coping with Trauma

      Hunkeler, Enid M.; Healy, Heather; Giunta, Nancy; Groebe, Jennifer; Langston, Donna; Mendelson, Daniel
    • How Behavioral Health of Employees Impacts Business Continuity

      Vergolias, George; Brown, Hart S. (2021-04)
      Webinar on how the behavioral health of employees affects business continuity. When traumatic events happen, whether a robbery, natural disaster or even a pandemic, it impacts the lives of employees. It is imperative for business leaders to understand this process and plan for these events as much as possible. This webinar presented by two experts from R3 Continuum discuss some of the data from their work in the crisis arena and how best to prepare or adapt to some of these traumatic events.
    • National Consortium on Preventing Law Enforcement Suicide FINAL REPORT

      United States. Department of Justice (2020)
      Policing is a stressful job. On a regular basis, police officers face difficult situations, including exposure to many potentially traumatic events, such as child abuse, car crashes, homicide, and suicide. Repeated, continuous exposures to these incidents and other routine stressors in one’s job and personal life can negatively impact mental and physical health, increasing the risk for suicide and related problems. Police agencies can help buffer the effect of these exposures and strengthen officer health and performance by implementing comprehensive approaches to supporting mental health, wellness, and suicide prevention.
    • Police stressors and health: a state-of-the-art review

      Violanti, John M.; Charles, Luenda E.; McCanlies, Erin; Hartley, Tara A.; Baughman, Penelope; Andrew, Michael E.; Fekedulegn, Desta; Ma, Claudia C.; Mnatsakanova, Anna; Burchfiel, Cecil M. (Oxford Academic, 2017-11)
      Purpose –—The purpose of this paper is to provide a state-of-the-art review on the topic of police stressors and associated health outcomes. Recent empirical research is reviewed in the areas of workplace stress, shift work, traumatic stress, and health. The authors provide a comprehensive table outlining occupational exposures and related health effects in police officers. Design/methodology/approach –—A review of recent empirical research on police stress and untoward psychological and physiological health outcomes in police officers. Findings –—The results offer a conceptual idea of the empirical associations between stressful workplace exposures and their impact on the mental and physical well-being of officers. Research limitations/implications –—A key limitation observed in prior research is the cross-sectional study design; however, this serves as a motivator for researchers to explore these associations utilizing a longitudinal study design that will help determine causality. Originality/value –—This review provides empirical evidence of both mental and physical outcomes associated with police stress and the processes involved in both. Research findings presented in this paper are based on sound psychological and medical evidence among police officers.