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Take a reader-friendly tour through the responsibilities and challenges of being a school board member. Written by experienced, award-winning administrators, The School Board Fieldbook gives practical guidance on how to best work with school administrators and staff to create and fulfill a shared vision of school system excellence. This clear, concise book helps new board members understand the difference between their expectations and actual duties.
|Publisher:||Solution Tree Press|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||2 MB|
Table of Contents
Contents Letter from the Director Foreword: Leadership When the Unimaginable Occurs Foreword: Mental Wellness Needs New Focus Preface Acknowledgments How to Read This Guide PART ONE. Why Mental Wellness Matters to You and Your Agency 1. Understanding Trauma and Resiliency Stories from the field Police officers aren’t immune to trauma The immediate impact of traumatic events The long-term impact of trauma Unresolved trauma is an officer safety issue Psychological resilience Do we need to change law enforcement culture to promote resilience? PART TWO. Preparing for a Mass Casualty Event 2. Recommendations for Enhancing Resilience in Your Agency Today Take a personal interest in officer wellness Form a work group to recommend officer wellness programs and education Support the creation of an officer peer support program Find the right mental health service providers to support your officers Review your psychological services policies and procedures 3. Planning the Incident Response for a Mass Casualty Event Assign a mental health incident commander Build close partnerships with first responder agencies and other leaders in your community Make a regional or statewide plan 4. Building Your Media Team and Strategy for a Mass Casualty Event Why you need a media strategy How to plan an effective media strategy: Be prepared. Be proactive. Own your narrative What to include in your media plan PART THREE. Managing a Mass Casualty Event and Its Aftermath 5. Immediate Incident Response Managing challenges for your agency and your community Managing challenges and stressors for officers Managing leadership challenges Immediate incident response checklists 6. The First Weeks: From Chaos to a New Normal Managing challenges for your agency and your community Managing challenges and stressors for officers Managing leadership challenges 7. The First Months Managing challenges for your agency and your community Managing challenges and stressors for officers Managing leadership challenges Tips for helping officers to heal 8. The Long Haul Managing challenges for your agency and your community Managing challenges and stressors for officers Managing leadership challenges HANDOUTS AND OTHER RESOURCES Chief Edwards’ Story: Overcoming PTSD Lori Kehoe’s Story: The Impact of Trauma on Law Enforcement Spouses Sgt. O’Hara’s Story: Managing Cumulative PTSD and Helping to Prevent Officer Suicide Sgt. DiBona’s Story: Using His Personal Struggles to Help Other Cops Too Much, Too Ugly: Understanding the Trauma Contamination for Law Enforcement Officers “This Shouldn’t Be Bothering Me:” Common Myths about Police Officers’ Responses to Traumatic Events The Mental Health Incident Commander’s Role during the Immediate Response to a Mass Casualty Event How to Assist a Fellow Officer after a Critical Incident Resources Organizations Key Word Index About the Authors About NAMI About the COPS Office