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Coping Strategies to Improve Officer Wellness

American Military University’s Dr. Michael Pittaro recently presented a webinar training on “Physical and Mental Health Coping Strategies to Improve Officer Wellness” for the Global Institute of Forensic Research. During the in-depth training session, Pittaro discusses how work-related stressors and trauma can often become overwhelming and lead law enforcement and corrections officers down unhealthy and destructive paths. Watch the full recording of the webinar below to learn how an integrated approach can help officers manage the inherent demands of the profession and maintain a healthy balance at work and at home.

Physical and Mental Health Coping Strategies to Improve Officer Wellness by Dr. Michael Pittaro from GIFR on Vimeo.

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For similar certified training webinars, visit Global Institute of Forensic Research (GIFR). If you would like to learn more about GIFR, email

Dr. Michael Pittaro is faculty at AMU. He worked in corrections and as the executive director of an outpatient drug and alcohol facility. He has been teaching in higher education for 18+ years while also serving internationally as an author, editor, presenter, and SME. He holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice, an M.P.A. in Public Administration, and a Ph.D. in criminal justice.

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