Public Viewing of Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope

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Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope

This documentary chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease.

Learn more about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and its impact on your world.


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Helping Domestic Violence Victims
Helping Domestic Violence Victims 
Richard R. Johnson, Ph.D.
Dolan Consulting Group 
September, 2017
Domestic violence (DV) calls pose a number of physical safety and legal liability risks for law enforcement officers. These calls involve crimes between people with complex relationship issues that can make investigating these crimes very difficult for officers. In fact, one study that surveyed patrol officers from 13 different municipal police departments in the Chicago metro area revealed that, despite the physical dangers associated with DV calls, officers’ greatest frustrations with handling these calls were associated with DV victims. Approximately 38% of surveyed officers indicated that dealing with victim behaviors was their greatest frustration about handling DV calls. Specifically, officers expressed frustration over victim behaviors such as refusing to cooperate with their investigation, recanting statements, refusing to testify, or refusing to end the relationship with the batterer....

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Article- Millennial Thoughts on Peelian Principles
In 2017, let's live up to the ideals at the heart of modern policingBy Elijah Woodward| Jan 4, 2017

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IACP Guide-Protecting Civil Rights: A Leadership Guide for State, Local, and Tribal Law Enforcement
A resource and information page from the International Association Chief's of Police website. This information will be useful if your are developing your Organizational Accountability:Managing Use of Force policy.Protecting Civil Rights: A Leadership Guide for State, Local, and Tribal Law EnforcementProtecting Civil Rights:A Leadership Guide for State, Local, and Tribal Law EnforcementPrepared by the International Association of Chiefs of PoliceSeptember 2006Download PublicationPart 1: Executive Summary, Acknowledgements, Table of Contents, Chapters 1 to 2 Part 2: Chapters 2 to 5 Part 3: Chapters 6 to 8, Appendices Order Printed Copy from COPs: Publication Request Form (PDF Fax Form)The effectiveness of the police depends on the trust and confidence of the community. If civil rights of individuals or groups within a community are compromised, public trust and confidence in the police are diminished. Without trust, police become less legitimate in the eyes of the public. Compromised relations with the community result in strained relations and in less effective law enforcement. With funding from and collaboration with the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), a component of the US Department of Justice, IACP produced this guide as a comprehensive overview of the civil rights issues and challenges that face today's law enforcement leaders. The guide describes the processes by which agencies with alleged "pattern or practice" civil rights violations are investig

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Article-On Policing the Mentally Ill
The general public has no idea--& that's the pointBy Jeff Shannon| Nov 21, 2016 Photo psyberartist. .featured-image-container { position: relative; margin-bottom:20px; } .featured-video-overlay { position: absolute; bottom: 0; width: 100%; padding: 10px 0; background-color: rgba(0, 88, 108, 0.5); z-index: 1000; color: white; text-align: right; } .featured-video-overlay span { margin: 0 10px; } .featured-video-overlay h3 { margin:0; }

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Use of Force Training video has been released
The new Use of Force Training video produced by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training & Standards board has been released and can be found on the "LEDI" system. Since not everyone has or can have a LEDI account, a link to thevideohas been added under the members side of the MTU1 website. All officers are required to view this thirty-six minute Use of Force Training video as part of their annual qualifications All officers should still be provided the Use of Force Brochure The agency will maintain a record of those officers viewing the videoTo locate the video, go to the members tab on the MTU1 website to locate the "Annual Qualification Use of Force Training video" page. All users must have a username /password in order to access the page. 

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Appelate Court Decision: Voluntary Consent Must be "Absent Any Coercion, Express or Implied"
Appellate Case Posted 10-12-16 Criminal Law: Motion to Quash and Suppress: Reversed: Voluntary consent to search is an exception to the fourth amendment's warrant requirement To be effective, however, the consent must be voluntary, meaning that it was given "absent any coercion, express or implied," and was not "the result of official coercion, intimidation, or deception." The voluntariness of the consent depends on the totality of the circumstances, and the State bears the burden of demonstrating consent was given voluntarily. Initial refusal to consent to search is an important factor in assessing whether later consent is voluntary. The fact that a written consent form was signed is not dispositive in determining whether consent to search was voluntary when circumstances show the signature was obtained through coercion. Voluntariness is a question of fact, and the trial court's finding that consent to search was voluntary will be reversed if it is against the manifest weight of the evidence. People v. Martin, 102 Ill. 2d 412, 426, 466 N.E.2d 228, 234 (1984). A police officer's giving false or misleading information can vitiate the voluntariness of the consent. Cardenas, 2 An officer making a groundless threat and presenting the occupant of the home with the choice of either consenting or suffering the consequences of the threatened course of conduct can also vitiate consent. Goldenhersh, J.No. 2016 IL App (5th) 1140596 People v. Wall(weblink) Filed 10-12-16 (MGB)After a st

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