I Love a Cop Third Edition

Author: Ellen Kirschman
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9781462533855
Release Date: 2018-05-03
Genre: Psychology

Police officers today face unprecedented challenges--anti-police sentiment, increased danger, massive public scrutiny, and the ever-present threat of terrorism. Now thoroughly updated, this trusted resource has already helped over 125,000 police families manage the stress of the job and create a supportive home environment where everyone can thrive. The third edition includes new stories from police families, new chapters on relationships and living through troubled times, and fully updated resources. Discussions of trauma and resilience, domestic abuse, and addictions have been expanded with the latest information and practical advice. Whether they read the book cover to cover or refer to it when problems arise, families will find no-nonsense guidance they can depend on. Mental health professionals, see also Counseling Cops: What Clinicians Need to Know, by Ellen Kirschman, Mark Kamena, and Joel Fay.

Cops Don t Cry

Author: Vali Stone
Publisher: Creative Bound Incorporated
ISBN: 0921165625
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Policing is a consuming profession with incredibly high elements of stress. Research suggests that police divorce rates are more than double the national average of ordinary marriages. The spouse's fear of physical danger, adjusting to shift work, transfers and changes in the officers' personality are only a few of the contributing factors, but the most crucial problem is the breakdown of communication within the relationship. From the beginning of the officers' careers they are trained to control their emotions, and thus are accused of being cold-hearted. Spouses agree that law enforcement officers grapple with the real-life horrors on the job and that the bitter belief that 'cops don't cry' is sadly untrue.

Bullets in the Washing Machine

Author: Melissa Littles
Publisher: The Police Wife Life
ISBN: 9780615541044
Release Date: 2011-09
Genre: Literary Collections

"Supporting life behind the thin blue line."

To Love a Cop

Author: Janice Kay Johnson
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9780373609048
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Police

She's sworn to protect her heart. After what Laura Vennetti and her son have been through, she's avoided all contact with the police. Then her son brings detective Ethan Winter into their lives. Despite how appealing and gorgeous he is, it's safe to say Ethan isn't her dream man. Immediately, though, Laura can see how different he is from her late husband. Ethan is thoughtful, considerate and a good influence on her son. Add in the intense attraction between her and Ethan The temptation to give in is irresistible. To her surprise, Laura feels the wounds of the past healing, making her wonder if she could love this cop forever.

A CHiP on My Shoulder

Author: Victoria M. Newman
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 9781613465929
Release Date: 2011-11
Genre: Family & Relationships

It hasn't been easy. Marriage is hard, but marriage to a police officer is even harder. Shift work, hypervigilance, mood swings, and risk have been a big part of the life I live with my officer. But with the right mindset, it can be done, and it can be done well. A CHiP on my Shoulder: How to Love Your Cop with Attitude provides true stories from several marriages, positive thoughts and proven principles on how to make a law enforcement marriage not only survive its difficulties, but thrive in the midst of them. 'I love this book! I am passionate about good health and marriage to my highway patrolman. A CHiP on my Shoulder speaks to both, making choices for a healthy law enforcement marriage. Victoria speaks candidly of the challenges unique to cops and their relationships, and offers positive ways to handle them.' - Alison Sweeney, Actress and Host of The Biggest Loser

Because I m Suitable

Author: Allison P. Uribe
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 9781449740825
Release Date: 2012-02-23
Genre: Family & Relationships

In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, he saw it all to be good except for one thing: man was alone. It was then that God created a suitable helper, a wife. Man would no longer be alone but the two would become one flesh. Being a wife is a journey of its own and being the wife of a law enforcement officer is a unique journey. As a wife on duty, whether it be through law enforcement, fire, or military, we share the protection of our spouse with our cities, counties, and country. Take a journey with a wife whose marriage had an uncertain future and see how God transformed her life once she surrendered it all. It was realizing that her role as a wife was prewritten and ordained by her maker which made her put her faith into action. With marriages falling apart every day in the law enforcement community, there is no better time than now to fight for our marriages with God by our side. Who better to seek council and guidance from than the one who created marriage in the first place?

Counseling Cops

Author: Ellen Kirschman
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9781462512652
Release Date: 2013-10-18
Genre: Psychology

"This book fills a gap in the clinical literature and provides clinicians with practical advice about working with law enforcement, so that first responders and their families can get the culturally competent treatment they deserve. The book is divided into six sections. Section one covers the basics of becoming culturally competent to work with law enforcement. Section Two drills down into line of duty issues. Section Three moves to treatment tactics. Section Four describes common presenting problems. Section Five is about working with police families. Section Six considers other first responders and how to get started"--

I Love a Fire Fighter

Author: Ellen Kirschman
Publisher: Guilford Publication
ISBN: 1593850638
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Family & Relationships

Patterned on the outstanding success of I Love a Cop, this is the first book of its kind written exclusively for fire fighters and their families. Challenging two-dimensional stereotypes, Ellen Kirschman portrays fire fighters as they really are: complex men and women doing one of the world's toughest jobs and trying to fit comfortably into two families - the one at the firehouse and the one at home. I Love a Fire Fighter takes us on a journey from stationhouse to four-alarm blaze, from a harrowing ride with paramedics to a family dealing with shift work. Along the way, Kirschman addresses occupational health and safety issues along with domestic concerns including unpredictable schedules, lack of communication, and anxiety. Vivid anecdotes and practical tips show families how they can pull together when job stress threatens to spill over onto home turf, and shed light on what spouses and partners can do to help themselves, their mates, and their children live with the 'best job in the world.'

Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement

Author: Kevin M. Gilmartin
Publisher:
ISBN: 0971725403
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Law enforcement

This book is designed to help law enforcement professionals overcome the internal assaults they experience both personally and organizationally over the course of their careers. These assaults can transform idealistic and committed officers into angry, cynical individuals, leading to significant problems in both their personal and professional lives.

CopShock

Author: Allen R. Kates
Publisher:
ISBN: 0966850122
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Psychology

Nightmares, flashbacks, anger, concentration problems, emotional detachment, avoidance of people and places... These are some of the signs of PTSD. As many as one in three cops may suffer from PTSD, a condition that could lead to depression, suicidal thorughts, addictions, eating disorders, as well as job and family conflict. CopShock prepares police officers for the aftermath of horrific trauma, helps families understand PTSD's effect on their loved ones, tells true stories of officers-men and women-with PTSD, and offers over 200 support sources. In the second edition of this much praised book on police trauma survival, almost 50 percent of CopShock has been expanded, revised or updated with new material, including self-tests for PTSD, Panic Disorder, and Depression. Law enforcement officers throughout the United States, Canada and 8 other countries have used this book in their peer support programs, police academies, and post-trauma units. Therapists recommend it to their patients, and many law enforcement college programs include it in their curricula. Since the publication of CopShock's first edition in 1999, the book has been reviewed and praised around the world. The A&E Television Network produced a documentary based on CopShock that is shown today in police academies, colleges, and peer support groups. In this new second edition, and in the aftermath of 9/11, the war on terror, and the consequences from natural disasters like hurricane Katrina, CopShock will help many more police officers, firefighters, first responders, and war veterans cope with the damaging effects of PTSD.

Police Wife

Author: Alex Roslin
Publisher: Sugar Hill Books
ISBN: 0994861761
Release Date: 2016-11
Genre: Family & Relationships

Winner of the American Society of Journalists and Authors' prestigious Arlene Book Award. In "Police Wife," award-winning investigative journalist Alex Roslin takes readers inside the tightly closed police world and one of its most explosive secrets: domestic violence in up to 40% of police homes, which departments mostly ignore or let slide.

The Whites

Author: Richard Price
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 9781429974127
Release Date: 2015-02-17
Genre: Fiction

By the co-writer of the HBO miniseries The Night Of The electrifying tale of a New York City police detective under siege-by an unsolved murder, by his own dark past, and by a violent stalker seeking revenge. Back in the run-and-gun days of the mid-1990s, when a young Billy Graves worked in the South Bronx as part of an aggressive anti-crime unit known as the Wild Geese, he made headlines by accidentally shooting a ten-year-old boy while struggling with an angel-dusted berserker on a crowded street. Branded as a loose cannon by his higher-ups, Billy spent years enduring one dead-end posting after another. Now in his early forties, he has somehow survived and become a sergeant in Manhattan Night Watch, a small team of detectives charged with responding to all post-midnight felonies from Wall Street to Harlem. Mostly, his unit acts as little more than a set-up crew for the incoming shift, but after years in police purgatory, Billy is content simply to do his job. Then comes a call that changes everything: Night Watch is summoned to the four a.m. fatal slashing of a man in Penn Station, and this time Billy's investigation moves beyond the usual handoff to the day tour. And when he discovers that the victim was once a suspect in the unsolved murder of a twelve-year-old boy-a savage case with connections to the former members of the Wild Geese-the bad old days are back in Billy's life with a vengeance, tearing apart enduring friendships forged in the urban trenches and even threatening the safety of his family. Razor-sharp and propulsively written, The Whites introduces Harry Brandt-a new master of American crime fiction.

A Marriage in Progress

Author: Victoria M. Newman
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1508921652
Release Date: 2015-12-10
Genre: Family & Relationships

A Marriage in Progress - Tactical Support for Law Enforcement Relationships is the law enforcement training manual for off-duty life. Written specifically to and for officers, Victoria looks at relationships through principles and examples of police training and culture. It includes positive perspectives, real stories, encouragement, practical tools, and personal examples for how to improve your personal life as a member of law enforcement. What officers say about A Marriage in Progress: "This book covers more ground than anything available today." - Oklahoma "Knocks it out of the park!" - California "An unparalleled tool" - Tennessee "She tells it like it is and doesn't pull punches" - Texas "Takes us to a place where we can walk it through" - California "Nuggets of pure gold wisdom in a down-to-earth, true-to-life, completely genuine way" - Virginia "Relevant, relational and resourceful" - Georgia "It could save not only marriages, but lives" - Pennsylvania "One of the best police family resource books I've ever read!" National Police Wives Association Author and speaker Victoria M. Newman has over 27 years of marriage with her Chief of the California Highway Patrol, fifteen years of experience supporting spouses in family-related problems, and has compiled information from over 1,000 law enforcement families for this work.

The Crazy Lives of Police Wives

Author: Carolyn Whiting
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 149743209X
Release Date: 2014-04-23
Genre: Reference

A Police Officer's calling in life is to serve and protect, and he would willingly lay down his life for all. If he would do that for a stranger, imagine all that he would do for his wife. Our law enforcement husbands are our heroes, we love them dearly and we wouldn't trade them for the world, but being a Law Enforcement Officer's wife comes with its own set of challenges. Law enforcement wives from across North America share communal advice, wisdom, experience, insight and laughter with fellow LEO wives. We offer a peek into our world, "the heart of the badge," to our husbands, families, friends and neighbors. *** To further the mission of the book, author proceeds are donated to police related charities