Please note that there are two different conference venues:
June 14/15 - Century City Conference Centre
June 16 - Kirstenbosch Conference Centre (transportation available)
Wednesday, June 14 • 18:00 - 20:00
Police Training and Resilience - Jonas Hansson

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Police Training and Resilience
Presenter: Jonas Hansson (Umeå University, Sweden)
Co-Author:  Mehdi Ghazinour, Annika Johansson,  Maria Liljeholm-Bång,  Carina Lindgren
Introduction:  Police officers are burdened with numerous stressors, ranging from potentially traumatic critical incidents to organizational issues. Resilience is personal characteristics that moderates negative effects of such stress and endorses adaptation. 
Methods:  A longitudinal design was used to investigate resilience among police students in relation to sociodemographic background variables, education and life events. We used a Swedish version of the Resilience Scale, originally created by Wagnild and Young (1993). The participants were male and female students recently registered at the Basic Training Program for Police Officers. The Resilience Scale questionnaire consists of 25 items on a seven-point Likert scale, the higher the score, the stronger resilience. 
Findings:  Findings discussed regarding the prevention program consisted of mental preparedness, communication, conflict management, and weapon and tactical training, and was measured by visual analogue scales (VAS) within the context of police education and police work in Sweden. This research extends our knowledge of how resilience is affected by the prevention program. 


Jonas Hansson

Basic Training Programme for Police Officers, Umeå University, Sweden

Wednesday June 14, 2017 18:00 - 20:00
Century City Conference Centre Western Cape Town, South Africa

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