A Failure to thrive: Learned Resilience

Resiliency training has been shown to be a viable professional development and may better inoculate the police officer and paramedic against the range of emotional contagion faced on a regular basis.Books and papers have been written about resilience. In Dexter, Maine, at least one public service employee is at high risk for post-traumatic stress and its potential to corrupt long-term health. Containment and harm reduction should be the focus of the legal system and social service agencies alike in order to bring the importance of emotional resilience and DV orders of protection to life for those other than victims. 

The judiciary and political machinery in states throughout America must speak out about protecting victims and families by not saying “there is nothing that can be done” to stop DVH and citizen well-being.  When calls for service become solely a transaction between first responder and customer it may be a sign that professional resiliency is over taxed and career burn-out may be rising from the proverbial ashes of the calls we did before.

Michael Sefton Blog Post 2018

Containment and harm reduction should be the focus of the legal system and social service agencies alike. I have heard from many that the system of bail is broken. In some states, like Maine, the system of bail has not changed in over a century. The judiciary and political machinery in the states throughout America, must speak out about protecting victims and families and never say “there is nothing that can be done to stop DVH”. The Maine Law Review has espoused in the 2012 issue on DV and Bail conditions that there are important changes that should take place to safeguard potential victims. These include GPS tracking and no bail holds for repeat violators of orders of protection. These changes add both security for potential victims and offer law enforcement agencies some degree of deterrence against those “who prowl the world looking for the ruination of of souls”.

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