Living Blue: Helping Law Enforcement Officers and Their Families Survive and Thrive from Recruitment to Retirement (Paperback)

Living Blue: Helping Law Enforcement Officers and Their Families Survive and Thrive from Recruitment to Retirement By Barbara Rubel, Jason Palamara, Kristina Conatser (Cover Design by) Cover Image
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Description


Two perspectives. A retired Cold Case Homicide detective, Jason Palamara, and acclaimed author and thanatologist, Barbara Rubel, whose parents were police officers. As you read this book on law enforcement wellness, you'll notice that each chapter begins with Palamara's memoir, "In My Experience and Lessons Learned" and describes how he coped with on the job traumatic experiences, such as 9/11, homicide of young victims, and LODD.


Rubel's section, "My Story and Evidence-Based Practices" follows, and includes cutting-edge science, research-based practices, and personal insight. She shares her childhood stories of living blue, as well as the devastating loss of her father, a retired sergeant, who died by suicide while she was awaiting the birth of triplets.


What sets this book apart is its approach to vicarious trauma-informed practices based on the personal experiences of the authors, and that of over 70 law enforcement professionals and experts in mental health.


Living Blue is designed to increase wellness in officers, their families, and ultimately, their communities. In Living Blue, you will learn how to:


  • Incorporate a vicarious trauma-informed approach to policing.
  • Manage compassion fatigue, burnout, secondary trauma, and moral injury.
  • Change the culture and stigma that prevents law enforcement professionals from getting help.
  • Boost resilience and achieve posttraumatic growth.
  • Prevent law enforcement officer suicide.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781892906052
ISBN-10: 1892906058
Publisher: Griefwork Center, Inc.
Publication Date: December 6th, 2023
Pages: 344
Language: English