MCJA LEPS Phase One: Stress Management (Class 17 of 20)

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Instructional Goal

People who choose law enforcement as a profession will likely encounter high stress situations.  This online training course focuses students on the psychological elements causing stress, identifying responses to various stressful situations, and the importance of strategies to maintain occupational, intellectual, spiritual and emotional wellness.

Performance Objectives

At the end of this unit of instruction, the student will be able to accomplish the following objectives as outlined in the lesson:

X.X.1  Identify stress as both a physical and mental reaction to threat.

X.X.2  Identify physical and mental stress reactions that may have long-term negative effects.

X.X.3  Recognize signs and symptoms of stress overload in officers and others.

X.X.4  Identify common life and work factors that could lead to officers experiencing stress overload.

X.X.5  Identify the consequences of unresolved stress overload.

X.X.6  Identify how to manage stress in the moment.

X.X.7  Identify major skills to manage stress.

X.X.8  Define occupational wellness and strategies that improve occupational wellness.

X.X.9   Define intellectual wellness and strategies that improve intellectual wellness.

X.X.10   Define spiritual wellness and strategies that improve spiritual wellness

X.X.11   Define emotional wellness and strategies that improve emotional wellness.

X.X.12   Identify cynicism as a common reaction of law enforcement officers that can be prevented by focusing on wellness and remaining committed to ethical and professional standards of behavior.

X.X.13 Identify why law enforcement deaths due to suicide are at least two (2) times higher than the number of line-of-duty.