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Vicarious Traumatization Expert Speaks on How First Responders Can Deal with It

Released: 9/6/2012 11:30 AM EDT
Source Newsroom: Lewis University
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Dr. Lynn Tovar, Associate Professor of Justice, Law and Public Safety Studies, is available to speak about vicarious traumatization of first responders. Here’s a link to a recent video of her speaking about the topic: http://youtu.be/Snx_LukTT7E.

She is published in both law enforcement and human resource development journals. She also presented internationally and nationally on law enforcement topics in China, Finland, Illinois, Oklahoma, Hawaii, Texas, Washington, Ohio, Arizona, and Michigan.

Recent publications include:
Tovar, L. A. (2011). Linking vicarious traumatization and the growing interest of spirituality in law enforcement. FBI Bulletin Journal, Quantico, VA.

Tovar, L. A. (2011). Digital communication: the influence on domes- tic violence and the theory of power and control. Law Enforcement Executive Forum, Macomb, IL.

Recent presentations include:
Tovar, L. A. (2012, March). Linking vicarious traumatization and the growing interest of spirituality in law. Paper presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference, New York, NY.

Tovar, L. A. (2012, March). Beyond survival toward officer wellness (BeSTOW); Spirituality, wellness, and vitality issues in law enforcement. Panel discussion at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference, New York, NY.

Tovar, L. A., & Lucas, S. L. (2012, March). Portrait of relationship dysfunction: The impact of technology on domestic violence. Paper presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference, New York, NY.

Tovar, L. A. (2011, October). Linking vicarious traumatization and the growing interest of spirituality in law enforcement. Paper presented at the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

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