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  • Taking On Low Morale

    Low morale is an age old problem. Are you willing to accept the challenge of facilitating improved morale? It starts with you.

    Article • January 19th, 2011

  • Never Too Buff

    The quest for the ideal lean and mean body can lead to an obsession/preoccupation that is disabling, dangerous and deadly.

    Article • January 12th, 2011

  • Married to a Cop

    I've never heard of a trash collector's wife listening as her stone-faced husband tells the story of pulling a 4 year old out of the mud after being run over by her father's tractor, her mother standing wailing beside him. A trash collector's wife does...

    Article • January 11th, 2011

  • Taking Control of Christmas

    The holidays can be a joyous time, but for many people they are an emotional minefield.

    Article • January 5th, 2011

  • Violent Children: A Juvenile Justice Perspective

    Juvenile Justice professionals work with some of the most violent children. Most with serious mental health issues. What is working in the system, what is not and how can juvenile justice work with mental health to offer the best care for these children?

    Article • January 30th, 2012

  • Asking Questions

    Once you do find someone you’re interested in spending time with, you have to figure out how to learn about them. When we were young, we knew a lot about each other by virtue of our surroundings.

    Article • December 28th, 2011

  • A Letter to an Officer’s Wife

    Be patient. Be kind. Remember the man under the uniform. This new label, “cop” doesn’t define him although it does alter him.

    Article • November 11th, 2011

  • Violent Children: A Mental Health Perspective

    Mental health professionals recognize there is a divide between themselves and juvenile justice professionals although their clientele is the same. They recognize many things are working but many things are not, as well as, understanding working...

    Article • October 24th, 2011

  • Safe at Home; A Cop’s Dilemma

    How do we keep ourselves, and our families safe at home?

    Article • October 20th, 2011

  • Honoring Their Sacrifice

    Honoring the sacrifices of those who have your back on the home front improves the likelihood they will continue to honor you and your profession with their willing sacrifice. But more importantly than that, it is simply the right thing to do.

    Article • October 19th, 2011

  • Do you Trust your Partner?

    If you were to ask a cop about trust, I believe the first response you would get would be a good Clint Eastwood sneer. Trust exists only in reference to one’s partner especially in the heat of the moment.

    Article • October 12th, 2011

  • Their Sacrifice

    Be grateful when your wife or your husband, parents and children, respect and love you enough to sacrifice for your job, knowing it is how you serve mankind. That sacrifice how they serve, as well.

    Article • October 5th, 2011

  • Abuse of Power

    Using the statement “Hey, I’m a cop” off-duty to manipulate an outcome in your favor is an abuse of power

    Article • September 21st, 2011

  • The Happy Cop

    Look at some of the happiest long-time veterans around you and notice their secrets. Often you see they are cops who have done the job with an attitude of servant hood, affection, and empathy, serving the community and mankind with love. Happiness lives...

    Article • August 3rd, 2011

  • Trauma as a Child

    Many public health problems are actually personal solutions. People are treating their symptoms. For professionals to treat the symptoms, as well, it is like trying to put out a house fire by tending only to the smoke.

    Article • July 27th, 2011

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