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  • Situational Advice for LE Spouses

    Get down, get away and call for help. Law enforcement officers can find themselves in emergency situations off-duty both in public and at home. What is an officer’s significant other supposed to do? Here are some tips for being your LEOs best back-up.

    Article • August 13th, 2013

  • Fighting Fair, Part II

    Building important survival skills that will set a couple up for success and break down behavioral patterns that have become destructive ruts requires rules and takes practice. Here are some simple rules for “How to fight fair.”

    Article • July 3rd, 2013

  • CampHERO: Have You Heard Of It?

    Nationally, only 13% of police officers and 3.6% of fire professionals are women. Each of us who wears the badge, the gloves or picks up a Halligan should encourage young women to enter public safety as a career or volunteer when they grow up. Camps...

    Article • June 25th, 2013

  • Fighting Fair, Part I

    Conflict is inevitable in even the healthiest of relationships, and sometimes you are going to fight. The trick is to fight fairly, lovingly, and supportively… even when you both just KNOW you are right.

    Article • June 5th, 2013

  • School-to-Prison Pipeline For Juveniles

    Zero-tolerance policies and standardized testing have changed the way schools discipline students. There are programs designed to help plug the flow of children being pushed out of the classroom and into the courtroom.

    Article • May 29th, 2013

  • Forsaking All Others, Part II

    If both of you are committed to each other first, your relationship will be on solid ground and there will be room for other things. Being in a relationship requires sacrifice - from both partners - just always remember to bring the marriage to the...

    Article • May 6th, 2013

  • To Forsake All Others, Pt I

    What desires are you ready to forsake for the good of your partner - and your relationship?

    Article • April 5th, 2013

  • Due Process and Mental Health

    When youth find themselves in the justice system, they often face required, often court-ordered, mental health evaluations. Unfortunately, and justifiably so, many youths are being advised to not complete these evaluations due to self-incrimination...

    Article • April 1st, 2013

  • Beyond "We versus I" to becoming ONE

    Being successful in your relationship is about more than just being good partners; it is about becoming one with each other. It’s about becoming best friends.

    Article • March 22nd, 2013

  • Benefits of mentoring programs

    Decreasing drop-outs. Increasing school attendance and academic success. Decreasing drug and alcohol use. Increasing trust, report and building quality relationships. These are all things that being involved in an evidence-based mentoring program can...

    Article • March 4th, 2013

  • The Concept of WE versus I

    Learning to think in terms of “WE” rather than simply “I” is one of the essential skills successful couples possess. To do so means overcoming our natural self-motivation, but it also means a lifetime of rewards if you can. Focusing on the four...

    Article • February 21st, 2013

  • Family Impact of OIS

    When an officer has to shoot someone in the line of duty, it’s not just another day in the life. The officer is affected, as well as his or her family. In my experience, you never look at your significant other quite the same way after they take the...

    Article • July 18th, 2012

  • Communicating with Children

    From babies to teenagers, officers handle situations involving children all the time. In each stage of development, children need something a little different from law enforcement to help negate the negative and potentially add a positive experience to...

    Article • July 3rd, 2012

  • Turning IT Off

    Officers are trained to take control and view acts of defiance as life-threatening. So, what do you do when you’re looking at an angry rebellious face in front of you…and it’s your child?

    Article • May 9th, 2012

  • Are You 'Doing' Christmas?

    In the final analysis, it's all about saving (and improving during the holiday season) just one life.

    Article • December 7th, 2010

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