U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Protecting Against Stress & Trauma - Part 1: Defining the Problem

Part 1 of Protecting Against Stress & Trauma: Defining the Problem.  At this Research for the Real World seminar, NIJ brought together law enforcement practitioners and leading researchers in the field of stress to discuss the current research evidence and practical benefits of targeted stress-management interventions and how they can promote officer mental wellness. Video run time: 43:26 min.

In addition, this gathering provided an exploration into what additional research is needed to best support officer health and wellness, potentially highlighting priority areas for future research.

Speakers: Howard Spivak, Principal Deputy Director, National Institute of Justice; Christopher J. A. Scallon, MPsy, CCISM, retired law enforcement officer,; Dan Grupe, Ph.D., associate scientist, University of Wisconsin–Madison; John Violanti, Ph.D., research professor, State University of New York at Buffalo; Wendy Stiver, major, Dayton (Ohio) Police Department, LEADS Scholar

NIJ Research for the Real World Seminar:
Protecting Against Stress and Trauma: Research Lessons for Law Enforcement

Date Published: October 8, 2019