Building Resilience: A Peer Coaching Manual

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By Richard C. Lumb, Ph.D.  and  Ronald L. Breazeale, Ph.D.

Building Resilience: A Peer Coaching Manual, Assisting Others to Aquire and Sustain Positive Change is now available for purchase at $34.95.

“This manual is premised on the assumption that there is no single most effective model of helping people when conditions, situations, or events occur to upset the balance in life. We know the impact of stress, adversity, and trauma is often left to work itself out. But at what cost? Usually, an event occurs that disrupts normal life and forces the individual to refocus differently in resolving the problem. Finding a path around the obstacles encountered is often too daunting to consider. We need not got it alone when faced with a negative experience, especially when associates are trained to assist us. We can move forward to a return to balance more quickly when we are supported.”

To help you understand the principles and objectives of our training and how it helps to build stronger, more resilient communities and organizations, we have composed the article below.  Follow the link below to access the PDF version.

Foundations of Resilience Training: Moving to Personal Balance by Richard C. Lumb, Ph.D., Ronald L. Breazeale, Ph.D., and Charlene Fernald Moynihan, B.A.-pdf

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Charlene Fernald Moynihan

First Night: Chapters 27-35 Posted

The Conflict Between Hope and Cynicism Continues

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“First Night cleverly addresses the big questions of our time about how we deal with technology of today and the looming technological breakthroughs that are coming without destroying ourselves or losing our humanity. And does it in a personal, suspenseful and entertaining way.

~ James Weaver, clinical psychologist and playwright

Common Ground: Bridging Police and Community Collaboration

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Communities must work together to become resilient. Please enjoy this piece from our Guest Blogger: Richard C. Lumb, Ph. D.

As loud voices erupt to demand their particular agenda, the focus of disruption is often against police.  Remove the effectiveness of police and social chaos emerges.  Dampen the courage of leaders in support of order and chaos occurs.  Active or tacit refusal to demand social order for the substantial majority of citizens has the effect of emboldening the aberrant behaviors.  Peaceful protest, making a convincing argument and seeking collaborative change disappears to be replaced with chaos, and the effect on many is an unnecessary fear. Continue reading “Common Ground: Bridging Police and Community Collaboration”

First Night-Chapters 20-22 Now Posted

The Conflict Between Hope and Cynicism continues.

First Night had me hooked. The dialogue of characters is sharp and adds to the development of the story. Like most authors Ron reveals many of his high integrity and values through his main character but also in others. You’ll find humor, spies, psychology, disability, skepticism, and compassion for humanity mixed into First Night.”  ~ Dennis Fitzgibbons

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New Chapters Posted!

The Conflict Between Hope and Cynicism Continues.

Use this link to read the new chapters of “First Night.”

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First Night: The Conflict Between Hope and Cynicism’ resumes the story of Lee Brazil whose reemergence encounters a future world assimilating change, mystery and a cascade of new characters, encountered from the past, that lead the reader into a story that cannot be put down. Walk with Lee as he encounters a world changing in ways not earlier conceived, a kaleidoscope of sensation, trepidation, hope, and adrenalin rush. ~ Richard Lumb, criminologist and contributing author of The Police Journal “First Night”