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How Law Enforcement Culture Plays into Stress and Wellness

John Violanti, Professor, University at Buffalo; Wendy Stiver, Major, Dayton (Ohio) Police Department; Dan Grupe, Associate Scientist, University of Wisconsin

John Violanti, research professor at University at Buffalo’s School of Public Health and Health Professions; Wendy Stiver, major at the Dayton (Ohio) Police Department; and Dan Grupe, associate scientist at University of Wisconsin’s Center for Healthy Minds, speak about how the law enforcement culture of not showing weakness might deter some officers from getting help if they are suffering from mental health issues. The subject matter experts recommend listening to officers and conveying that it’s okay to express emotions.

The speakers in this video took part in the NIJ Research for the Real World Seminar "Protecting Against Stress & Trauma: Research Lessons for Law Enforcement."

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Date Published: January 29, 2020