Stress Management for LE Officers Chapters 1 & 2

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Stress Management Ch. 1-2 Stress Management for LE Officers Class Notes Chapters 1 and 2 Stress: any event that requires us to adjust in some manner- physiological reaction, thinking, feeling, or behaving. Hans Selye- demand made on a person that requires some response is stress. Healthy individuals need stress Inactivity is distressful o LE has a higher that average need for activity- Stress seekers o When we know what aspects of our job cause stress, the better we are prepared to deal with them when they become distressful. Stress is a normal reaction to a demanding situation Prepares the officer to react We teach ways to avoid stressful situations We teach techniques to cope with stress 7 Major Stressors in Law Enforcement: (handout) LIST OF STRESSORS.docx Sources of Stress High need for excitement/ want a certain amount of risk Inactivity and boredom vs. emergencies and chaos Inadequate support from administration, lack of public backing, sudden death of children, traumatized victims, severely injured, dead bodies 20 years on the Job High rate of stress related illnesses, both physical and psychological
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2011 for the course LAWE 331 taught by Professor Christiandobratz during the Spring '10 term at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

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