I Love A Cop

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Item#: 9781462533855
Edition 03
Author Kirschman, Ellen
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Police families are
ave, resilient, and proud--and they face remarkable challenges, sometimes on a daily basis. Now thoroughly updated for today's turbulent times, this is the resource that cops and their loved ones have relied on for decades. Trusted expert Ellen Kirschman gives you practical ways to manage the stress of the job and create a healthy, supportive home environment. The third edition features the latest information, new stories from police families, two new chapters, and fully updated resources. Dr. Kirschman acknowledges the tough realities of life on the force and offers frank, realistic suggestions for handling everyday relationship dilemmas as well as serious issues like trauma, domestic violence, and alcohol abuse. Whether you read this book cover to cover or reach for it when problems arise, you will find no-nonsense guidance to help your family thrive.Mental health professionals, see alsoCounseling Cops: What Clinicians Need to Know,by Ellen Kirschman, Mark Kamena, and Joel Fay.

Table of Contents
Introduction1. Living Through Troubled TimesI. “Hi, Honey. I'm Home.2. Married to the Job: Myths, Realities, and Relationships3. The Way It Is: The Givens of Police Work4. The Police Officer's Paradox5. Growing Old in a Young Person's Profession: How Officers Change with Time6. Organizational Stress: Looking for Love in All the Wrong PlacesII. Remarkable EventsTrauma7. Critical Incidents, Stress, and Trauma8. From Victim to Survivor: Working Through Trauma9. From Battlefront to Homefront: Families and Trauma10. Kids and TraumaEmotional Extremes11. Domestic Abuse12. Alcoholism, Suicide, and AddictionGetting Help13. Getting the Help You Need When You Need ItIII. Special Families, Special Issues14. Swimming Upstream: Special Challenges Facing Women, Minority, and LGBTQ Cops15. Cop CouplesIV. Summing Up16. Success StoriesEpilogueResources