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Trauma Resilience in UK Policing


Our research with Mary Elliott-Davies, one of PFEW’s leading Research practitioners,  into the effects of trauma exposure on police officers, including that of incidents specific to the Covid-19 pandemic, featured at annual the DFP conference for the British Psychological Society’s Division of Forensic Psychology (DFP) this year.  The event, held online, featured leading psychologists and expert speakers, hosting webinars on the themes of trauma and compassion. The presentation demonstrated the tough conditions officers have been working in, and promoted the joint work of PFEW, Police Care UK and Cambridge University in developing the first-ever UK specific Police Traumatic Events Checklist.

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The Marshwood Vale magazine of the South West features a front cover piece on Dr Jess Miller and how she found herself working in trauma resilience. To read a bit more about how the personal meets the professional, honouring the trusted adage "Re-search is Me-search", click here.

BLOG: The Policing Mind one year on

22 June 2023

Here Dr Jess talks about how her first book The Policing Mind: Trauma Resilience for a New Era has had impact since 2022: Transforming Society ~ Getting inside the policing mind In doing so, the book as been passed to the Home Secretary in the hope of further change to our police service being more trauma informed and open...

The Lancet featuring our trauma resilience project and trauma impact prevention techniques (TIPT)

23 March 2023

We are absolutely delighted to share that our project has featured in an essay by Jules Morgan in The Lancet Psychiatry on 21st March. Here is an extract : "People are only just starting to talk about complex PTSD, but we need to act now, says Jessica Miller (University of Cambridge, UK, and Police Care UK), Principal...

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