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Safe Behind Bars: Communication, Control, and De-escalation of Mentally Ill & Aggressive Inmates - A Comprehensive Guidebook for

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by Ellis Amdur & Sergeant Michael Blake & Chris De Villeneuve
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Safe Behind Bars: Communication, Control, and De-escalation of Mentally Ill & Aggressive Inmates - A Comprehensive Guidebook for by Ellis Amdur & Sergeant Michael Blake & Chris De Villeneuve

Inmates in correctional facilities suffering from psychiatric or substance abuse disorders sometimes display any one of a number of frightening behaviors: verbal outbursts, physical threats and even violence. Correctional officers must deal with such individuals on a frequent basis. In this comprehensive guidebook, Ellis Amdur, Sergeant Michael Blake and Chris De Villeneuve offer correctional officers in jail settings a comprehensive set of strategies to keep themselves and as well as inmates as safe as possible, while functioning at the highest level of professionalism.

The first two sections of the book discuss the “system,” the environment within the jail and the surrounding community (mental health facilities, parole/probation, the court, the hospital) that chronically mentally ill individuals cycle within. The third section is concerned with threat assessment: rather than a mere list of risk factors, the authors offer concrete skills on the development of a safety mindset, and further, techniques to develop and hone intuition, that early warning system that warns of danger before your conscious mind is even aware there is something wrong. In the fourth section of the book, the authors focus on us: what we can do to achieve a state of integrity and powerful calm. Rather than abstract pronouncements, they offer specific strategies, including a method of breathing for the purpose of maintaining one

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Ebook Details
Pages: 307
Size: 3.7 MB
Publisher: eBooks2go, Inc
Date published:   2016
ISBN: 9781618131768 (DRM-EPUB)

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