Stress is a part of everyday life. However, frontline public safety professionals, including law enforcement, corrections, and community corrections officers, face unique occupational and health safety stressors. When left unaddressed, these stressors can have detrimental consequences on their well-being.
Frontline public safety professionals need to practice self-care strategies to help them manage the stressors that accompany their jobs. Self-care is when a person intentionally engages in activities designed to take care of their physical, emotional, or mental health (Michael, 2016).This goal of this course is to provide staff working in public safety professions with information about self-care and strategies they can use for self-care to manage stress and to build resiliency.
This class has been accredited by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training for 2.00 hours of mandatory continuing education credit. Regarding any law enforcement concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products, or devices as might be taught, promoted, or otherwise espoused in outside schools or seminars, there is no intent, expressed or implied, that ‘accreditation’ indicates or in any way conveys ‘CLEET approval’ of such concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products, or devices, unless such approval is explicitly stated by CLEET.
This activity is approved for 2.00 STC credit hours.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Stress and Resilience
Public Safety Class: Day One
A Reality Check
Types of Stress
Effects of Stress
What to Look For
What is Resilience?
The Call for A Focus on Wellness
Section 3: Self-Care Practices to Build Resiliency
Self-Care Practice 1: Listen to What Your Body is Telling You
Self-Care Practice 2: Give the Body What it Needs
Self-Care Practice 3: Prioritize Meaningful Connections
Self-Care Practice 4: Ground Yourself
Self-Care Practice 5: Use Work Resources
Self-Care Practice 6: Debrief and Decompress
Self-Care Practice 7: Lean on Support Systems
Section 4: Conclusion
Mrs. Cobb is a Lead SME Writer/Trainer at Relias. Her primary writing responsibilities are in the Health and Human Services vertical, in the content areas of public safety and behavioral health. Mrs. Cobb is also the onboarding trainer for new Relias staff joining the Content Department. Mrs. Cobb has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. She has over 24 years of experience working in criminal and juvenile justice. Her work includes direct service, research, and training and technical assistance. She was the statewide evaluator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky for adult, juvenile, and family drug courts; a Research Associate for the American Probation & Parole Association providing training and technical assistance to Native American Nations/Alaska Native Villages on systemic criminal and juvenile justice initiatives; and a Research Administrator for the University of Kentucky. Disclosure: Kimberly Cobb, MS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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