ATLANTA, July 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Following incidents in Baton Rouge, Minnesota and other cities across the country, police officers have been under intense scrutiny recently for excessive force. Cell phone videos have exposed harsh realities that can no longer be ignored and interventions are needed. Police departments can no longer allow the unfortunate actions of a few tarnish the reputation of the whole force.
Failure to manage stressful and anger-provoking interactions efficiently, as well as an officer's pre-existing anger triggers and fears, may place some officers at risk for impulsive and overly aggressive behavior. This puts the department and city at risk for lawsuits. Proper management of these situations requires self-awareness of one's own triggers and behaviors, as well as the necessary skills and techniques to de-escalate and resolve conflict.
For these reasons, the Diversion Center has created the Anger Management for Officers curriculum. This workbook will assist police departments in conducting psycho-education groups to officers who have issues with anger and aggressive behavior. Anger management training is necessary to protect the wellbeing of all parties involved, to safeguard the mental, physical and emotional health of the officer and the physical wellbeing of the public, and promote a good relationship between members of law enforcement and society.
Topics include: self-awareness, fear, decision making scenarios, picking your battles, mood management, identifying triggers, amygdala hijack, self-care, assertiveness, self-talk, forgiveness, anger log, and more. (100 pages designed for a 12 week Anger Management Program)
The Diversion Center has also created a Certified Anger Management Specialist training for police officers that wish to facilitate anger management groups within their department. This training will give members of law enforcement the tools needed to effectively manage their anger and emotional outbursts. Our training provides strategies to resolve emotional hijacking and aggressive behavior. We also review the process of anger and how it affects the mind and body. We evaluate anger scenarios, review the cognitive behavioral therapy approach, explain the importance of self-awareness, emotional intelligence, mindfulness meditation, and other concepts. Our aim is to offer an effective training that stimulates the mind and increases understanding of anger and aggressive behavior.
The Diversion Center is a state approved outpatient treatment facility that specializes in court-mandated counseling to address a variety of issues including, substance abuse, anger management, domestic violence, criminal thinking, theft and shoplifting addiction, and life coaching.
If you are interested in hosting a training event at an organization, facility, or institution in your city please contact us. We will be happy to provide the training.
Phone: (404) 503-8069
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SOURCE The Diversion Center