NIJ Safety, Health, and Wellness Strategic Research Plan
Corrections Work's Adverse Effects and a Total Worker Health Program to Enhance Well-being (Topic 2)
Impact of Organizational Stressors on Health and Wellness: A Longitudinal Study of Occupational Stress, Trauma Exposure, Psychological Distress, and Suicide Risk among Correction Officers
Police Organizational Stress: Impacts on Long-term Health and Wellness and Opportunities for Mitigation
Adverse Impacts of Organizational Stress on Officer Health and Wellness: Causes, Correlates, and Mitigation
Identification and Mitigation of Robust Organizational Stressors and Mediators on Correctional Officer Health and Wellness
Dan Grupe, associate scientist at University of Wisconsin’s Center for Healthy Minds; Wendy Stiver, major at the Dayton (Ohio) Police Department; and Christopher Scallon, retired police sergeant talk about the importance of practitioners and researchers working together to study the effects of stress and trauma on law enforcement. The speakers note how the partnership can ensure that all stakeholders are involved, make the data more usable and understandable, and create a synergy of practical experience and vetted academic foundations.
Panelists from the National Institute of Justice’s Research for the Real World seminar, “Protecting Against Stress & Trauma: Research Lessons for Law Enforcement,” provide their opinions on what they hope people will take away from the event. These takeaways are managing officer expectations at the academy level for the stress and trauma that they could face on the job and sharing research resources on officer resiliency with law enforcement agencies.