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Allen R. Kates Author- COPSHOCK (Second Edition) Surviving Postraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

      COPSHOCK (Second Edition) Surving Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

      by Allen  R. Kates  (Member: American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress 

      Foreward by LAPD Detective William H. Martin (Ret.)

      Who is this book for? 

      This book will benefit active duty police officers and their families, retired police officers, police recruits, war veterans, corrections officers, paramedics firefighters, nurses, doctors, security guards, crime victims- any one suffereing from trauma. 

      What is CopShock?

      Nightmares, flashbacks, anger, concentration problems, emotional detachment, avoidance of people and places.  These are some of the signs of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder-CopShock. 

      As many as one in three police officers may suffer from PTSD, a condition that could lead to depression, suicidal thoughts, addictions, eating disorders as well as job and family conflict. 

      Researched for six years, COPSHOCK, SURVIVING POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD), reveals how to prevent or manage dangerous PTSD symptoms that can destroy a police officer’s career and family life. 

      Recommended by trauma experts, this easy-to-read book:

      .  Prepares police officers for the aftermath of horrific trauma 

      .  Helps families understand PTSD’s effect on their loved ones 

      .  Tell true stories of peace officers- men and women- with PTSD 

      .  Describes over 200 international support sources

     ISB: 9780966850123       LC: 2008920136  $24.95 + S&H

      Trade paperback  6×9   472 papes (xx.452)

      Appendix, notes, bibliography, subject index, support sources index

      Praise for COPSHOCK: 

      “A powerful book!  It’s well written, fast pace- I was glued to each story.”- Peter Schweitzer, Law Enforcement Coordinator, Seafield Center 

      “One of the first to dramatically expose the stresses on some of the most important people in our society: police officers.”- Aphrodite Matsakis, Ph.D., author if I CAN’T GET OVER IT

      “Allen Kates has done a real service for cops.  His stories are compelling and you won’t find a better, more complete listing of…support sources anywhere!”- Ellen Kirschman, Ph.D., author of I LOVE A COP

      “We didn’t ask for PTSD, as veterans, police, or victims of any traumatic experience, but we can ask for a copy of this book for better understand.”- Rob “Doc” Kane, combat veteran, author of VETERAN’S DAY

      The Author

      Allen R. Kates, MFA, BCECR, is a journalist writing coach and conference speaker.  As a member of The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, he is committed to increasing awareness of traumatic stress and improving intervention with survivors.  He is Board Certified in Emergency Crisis Response (BCECR) and listed in the Academy’s National Registry

      Toll-Free Telephone Orders

      In the United States only, please call (888) 436-14402

      All other orders

      Holbrook Street Press,

      P.O. Box 399, Cortaro, Arizona 85652  USA


      Table of Contents and Chapter Samples on the Internet at: http://www.copshock.com

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