BOLO SERIES

BOLO SERIES2017-07-23T08:34:30+00:00

Project Description

BOLO 1: Depression on the Force
Upon completion, learners will be able to: define depression; recognize the signs and symptoms associated with depression; understand personal risks for depression; comprehend contributing factors of depression; know how to seek out assistance for depression; learn how to interact with health care providers when asking questions about depression; develop positive coping mechanisms to decrease risks of depression; work on recognizing those in need of professional assistance; and build a knowledge base and skill set of resources necessary to help other law enforcement personnel  who may be suffering silently from depression.

BOLO 2: Substance Abuse Behind the Badge
Upon completion, learners will be able to: define substance abuse from several different components; recognize the signs and symptoms associated with substance abuse (i.e., alcohol, prescription and non-prescription drugs); understand personal risks for substance abuse; comprehend contributing factors for substance abuse; seek out professional assistance for substance abuse; learn how to interact with health care providers; develop positive coping skills to decrease substance abuse; work on recognizing those in need of professional assistance; and build a knowledge base and skill set of resources necessary to help other law enforcement personnel  who may be substance abusers.

BOLO 3: Mental Illness within the Ranks
Upon completion, learners will be able to: define mental illness; recognize the signs and symptoms associated with mental illness and varying degrees of mental illness; understand personal risks for mental illness; comprehend contributing factors; seek out appropriate assistance for issues dealing with mental illness; learn how to interact with health care providers when asking questions regarding mental illness; recognize the need for professional assistance; assist in reducing the stigmas attached to mental illness; and contribute to a knowledge base of resources necessary to assist other law enforcement personnel who may be suffering from some form of mental illness.

BOLO 4: Stress, Anxiety Disorders, and PTSD
Upon completion, learners will be able to: develop an understanding of stress and anxiety disorders; recognize different kinds of stress (acute, chronic, eustress, and distress); define good and bad stress, anxiety, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); recognize the signs and symptoms associated with good and bad stress, anxiety disorders, and PTSD; identify personal risks factors; know when to seek out assistance; learn how to interact with health care providers when asking questions about these and other stress and anxiety disorders; devise new coping strategies to reduce stress and anxiety; recognize correlations between stress, anxiety disorders, depression, and suicide.

BOLO 5: Suicidal Ideation and Suicide Risks for LE Personnel
Upon completion, learners will be able to: define suicidal ideation, attempted suicide, and completed suicide; recognize the signs and symptoms associated with suicidal ideation and attempted suicide; understand personal risks for suicidal ideation and completed suicide; acknowledge statistics and one’s risk of completed suicide when attempted suicides are present; recognize contributing factors for suicidal ideation and one’s risk for suicide; occupational risks for suicidal ideation and completed suicide; seek out assistance for suicidal ideation, depression, and issues which contribute to one exhibiting these feelings before suicide is seen as a viable option; assist in breaking down stigmas attached to issues of mental health; learn how to interact with health care providers when asking questions about depression, suicidal ideation, or mental illness; implement stress management techniques to limit one’s exposure to bad stress, while reducing risk of depression; understand correlations between depression, suicide ideation, suicide attempts, and completed suicide.

BOLO 6: Relationships, Communication Skills & Domestic Violence
Upon completion, learners will be able to: see the importance of relationships in regards to mental wellness, discover several new ways to open up lines of communication, build effective communication skills outside of work, incorporate essential listening skills with significant others, and understand how communication and listening skills can improve all relationships. Recognize the risk for domestic violence in police families, due to maladaptive coping skills and inadequate communication.

Course length: (2.5-Hours per block) (2- day presentation).

Audience: Police Officers and Police Administrators (may include Fire and Corrections)

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