How you react to things today, will influence your reactions to things in the future. And how you view things as a positive or negative in your life, will bring more of those things into your life…
It’s common to have one bad employee bring down agency morale. It doesn’t matter whether your agency is police, fire, or corrections, every department has a few bad apples with bad attitudes.
Workplace Bully can take you from being HAPPY to ANGRY within seconds. Toxic employees know how to push your buttons, voice their negative banter, and tell everyone how bad work is. And it is ‘never THEIR fault.’
Emotional Intelligence is a VITAL that should be checked. It is just as critical as your physical vitals, but often overlooked. Having just the basic understanding…
Block-out can happen during a very stressful event or during mental overload. This mental overload can build over time like a pressure-cooker. When the pressure becomes too great, it blows….
In Step Four, You finally reach your ‘Breaking Point’, where Cumulative Career Trauma has set in. The following signs may appear.
We can’t expect a firefighter to carry the heavy burden of ongoing trauma without giving them mental strategies to deal with this stress. When you hear “I’m Fine,” or “I’m good,” and your gut is telling you something is not right… they are likely NOT FINE at all!
What Value have you offered (or taken away from) the public service profession? Your VALUE becomes your life-story. How you make a difference for yourself, the profession, and within the community you serve becomes your story.
Since late May, Grabois said, financial commitments by companies to racial equity causes have grown “exponentially larger” than any other cause other than COVID-19.
Time flies when you’re having fun, and bringing a bit of that fun to others. RITE Academy has been teaching Racial Intelligence and Race Equity for over 6 years to public service…
Racial Equity lives inside the Racial Intelligence model of treating everyone fairly.
At the height of civil unrest last summer, area chiefs, including West Allis Police Chief Patrick Mitchell, recognized the need to bring in a new training program.
When our emotional well-being gets shifted negatively, misconduct can occur. These negative events or triggers can be connected to our ‘hot buttons’, or things that piss us off to a point that we can take our anger and frustration out on others.
“Worcester Fire Department has committed itself to is continuous improvement,” Dyer said. “We recognize that we have improved in every way – the way we welcome people, the way we’re onboard, the way we train, the way we deliver our services,”
“Officers are encouraged to dig deep, recognize trauma, and find healthy outlets to improve their service to the community.”
The Ticking Time-Bomb employee appears to be all buttoned-up on the outside, but on the inside is suffering from mental pain and suffering.
In light of Martin Luther King Day, we celebrate the pro-active public service agencies that have put racial equity and intelligence training at the front of the class. Here’s how Broward County FL has ‘stepped up’ their racial equity plan.
Why Mayors are Endorsing RITE Training… Cities across the nation have realized that in order to have better police-community relations that part of building bias-free relations, requires racial equity plan commitment to includes RITE Professional Workplace Culture Program.
“I am extremely pleased that Orange County provided this training to all the public safety agencies in the County,” said Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings, who previously served as Orange County Sheriff and served for nearly 40 years in public safety.” Watch YouTube VIDEO
Racial Equity in Policing means to pay disciplined attention to race and ethnicity while analyzing problems, looking for solutions, and…
If you work in public service, people are going to push your buttons. How you react to any given situation, is what separates you from other employees in your agency.
“My police partner may see me going into Block-out. So what we teach is duty to intervene. The RITE response is to STEP IN, TAP OUT and TAKE ACTION.”
Block-out’ on a police call, has ENDED careers. Do you remember a time when you lost control of the situation, (back when no cameras rolling)? If you have ever worked on the streets or in the jails…
If you missed the RITE Interview on MSNBC with Joshua Johnson who asked some tough policing questions, and the training that may be missing in many departments, watch it here. Linda Webb, RITE Academy…
Police Leaders talk about improving Emotional Intelligence for their officers. Officer Wellness must live at the top of the Ladder…