In this assignment, you will read a scenario about a criminal justice professional who is struggling with stress on the job. You will suggest resources and habits to reduce stress and identify how those around the criminal justice professional can reduce his or her reluctance to seek assistance for stress.
In this assignment, you will view how stress affects a criminal justice professional from the viewpoint of a manager. You will explain ways to combat that stress and ways to reduce the reluctance of the criminal justice professional to seek assistance.
You are a female supervisor who has been on the job for 20 years. Although you are the supervisor, you are friends with the other four female officers in the department. Although the group does not all work the same shift, the camaraderie is tight, and the group checks on one another and socializes outside of work. Three months ago, the husband of one of the female officers committed suicide. He shot himself in his car. Before this act, the female officer had confided that she was having marital problems and that she was concerned because her husband’s brother had committed suicide five years earlier. When the group suggested peer counseling, she was not ready for that level of counseling but chose to rely on the group for support.
Since her husband’s suicide, her depression continues to be intense. She is crying daily and always stating that she wants her old life back. She has no interest in kickboxing or other activities she previously enjoyed. She is irritable, and, given her mother’s history of alcohol abuse, you are concerned each time she talks about drinking. The final straw is that she is beginning to isolate. Before she relied on the group’s support, but now she is not socializing with the group after work. Although it has only been 90 days, her deep depression, her loss of interest in her wellness activities, her access to her duty weapon, and her increased isolation have you concerned for her well-being.
Consider resources and habits that you could suggest to the employee to reduce stress. Then, identify how you, in a management position, can reduce the reluctance of the employee to seek assistance for stress.
Specifically, address the following criteria:
In 100 to 150 words, explain resources and habits that could reduce stress for the employee.
In 100 to 150 words, explain how management can reduce the reluctance of the employee to seek assistance for stress.
Guidelines for Submission
This assignment should be 200 to 300 words in length.
Sources should be cited according to APA style.