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Deschutes CIT Training
SSG Eddie Black
Police are Awesome
•

Take Home
Message
Aggression is met with aggression

• Emotions override rational thinking
• Our behavior aligns with o...
Women
in
Combat
503-737-5968
wwww. Warrior-Resiliency
Suicide Call
Home Argument
Stories
Traffic Stop Ontario
Angry Vet at College
People sometimes
imagine that soldiers
alone are both
victims and
perpetrators.
- Jonathan Shay
THE UNNATURAL ACT OF
KILLING ANOTHER
Lt Col Dave Grossman
The aim of military training is not
just to prepare men for battle, but
to make them long for it. 
~Louis Simpson
Offense
If you find yourself in a fair
fight... your tactics are lousy.
defense
Quit
Never

Never

Never
Military Culture
• Ends justify the means
• Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6
• Better to be carried by 6 than t...
Paul Kivel
aggressive

passive
Three Reactions to Stressful Event

Fight

Flight
Freeze
Three Reactions to Stressful
Event

Move To
Move Away
Move Nowhere
The Amygdala exerts more up than
the Cortex exerts down
What makes you

AC
angry
?

Aggravating
Event

Emotional
Consequence
AC
B
Aggravating
Event

Beliefs about
Event

Emotional
Consequence
Stupid People
Doing Stupid Things
bomb
anger
night
crying
uniform
stress level
Body and Emotion Influence Each Other

B E
Amy Cuddy TED
Talk
Dissociative
Good Soldier Qualities
Symptoms
Emotional numbing
Reduced awareness of
surroundings
Derealization
Depersonali...
Good Soldier Qualities
Increased Arousal
Trouble falling or staying asleep
Increased irritability and anger
outbursts
Diff...
B
A
T
T
L

Buddies
Accountability
Targeted
Tactical Awareness
Lethally Armed

E

Emotional Control

M

Mission Operational...
AMBIGUOUS
BATTLEMIN
D

PTSD
How do you
act if you feel

powerless
?
Behavior is often misinterpreted
A typical
case

56
Rate Your Anger
• Ears are hot
• Skin is red
• Gritting your teeth
• Staring down the other person
• Balled-up fists
• Cur...
Two Populations

Beliefs about men and
women. Patterns of
control and abuse.

Trained in automatic
aggressive response to
...
At least One Act Reported Among CouplesSeeking-Therapy in Past Year

59
Interpersonal Violence and the Military
no screening for
psychopathology

122,407
60
Help-Seeking Vietnam Veterans

22

0.2
61
VETERANS MADE UP NEARLY 20
PERCENT OF (OREGON’S) PRISON
POPULATION IN 2012, COMPARED TO
ABOUT 10 PERCENT (EIGHT) YEARS
BEF...
VETERANS WERE 8.4 PERCENT OF
OREGON’S GENERAL POPULATION.
VETERANS’ 18.9 PERCENT SHARE OF
THE STATE’S 2012 PRISON
POPULATI...
IN 2012, OREGON HAD 328,138
VETERANS, 2,682 OF WHOM WERE
LIVING IN PRISON. THIS GAVE
OREGON THE HIGHEST KNOWN
VETERAN-IMPR...
OREGON CRIMINAL DEFENSE
LAWYERS ASSOCIATION’S LIBRARY OF
DEFENSE PROVIDES BASIC
INFORMATION ABOUT DEFENSE AND
MITIGATION S...
VET

VET

VET
FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin

“Police Negotiations with War Veterans:
Seeing Through the Residual Fog of War”
by Douglas E...
• Use the tools you already have
• identify WITH, not against
• ‘you’re right, I don’t understand. Help me
understand’

• ...
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•
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Take Home Message

Aggression is met with aggression
Emotions override rational thinking
Our behavior aligns ...
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  1. 1. Deschutes CIT Training SSG Eddie Black
  2. 2. Police are Awesome
  3. 3. • Take Home Message Aggression is met with aggression • Emotions override rational thinking • Our behavior aligns with our deepest beliefs • We are on the side of right and will not give up • We are on the side of wrong and there is no turning back • To feel ‘safe’ we try to achieve control of our situation
  4. 4. Women in Combat
  5. 5. 503-737-5968 wwww. Warrior-Resiliency
  6. 6. Suicide Call Home Argument Stories Traffic Stop Ontario Angry Vet at College
  7. 7. People sometimes imagine that soldiers alone are both victims and perpetrators. - Jonathan Shay
  8. 8. THE UNNATURAL ACT OF KILLING ANOTHER Lt Col Dave Grossman
  9. 9. The aim of military training is not just to prepare men for battle, but to make them long for it.  ~Louis Simpson
  10. 10. Offense
  11. 11. If you find yourself in a fair fight... your tactics are lousy.
  12. 12. defense
  13. 13. Quit Never Never Never
  14. 14. Military Culture • Ends justify the means • Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6 • Better to be carried by 6 than to surrender. • Never back down • Hit hard, hit fast... Double Tap • 360 SECURITY • Weapons are an extension of our will
  15. 15. Paul Kivel
  16. 16. aggressive passive
  17. 17. Three Reactions to Stressful Event Fight Flight Freeze
  18. 18. Three Reactions to Stressful Event Move To Move Away Move Nowhere
  19. 19. The Amygdala exerts more up than the Cortex exerts down
  20. 20. What makes you AC angry ? Aggravating Event Emotional Consequence
  21. 21. AC B Aggravating Event Beliefs about Event Emotional Consequence
  22. 22. Stupid People Doing Stupid Things
  23. 23. bomb anger night crying uniform stress level
  24. 24. Body and Emotion Influence Each Other B E Amy Cuddy TED Talk
  25. 25. Dissociative Good Soldier Qualities Symptoms Emotional numbing Reduced awareness of surroundings Derealization Depersonalization Reduced ability to recall details of event
  26. 26. Good Soldier Qualities Increased Arousal Trouble falling or staying asleep Increased irritability and anger outbursts Difficulty concentrating Hyper-vigilance Exaggerated startle response
  27. 27. B A T T L Buddies Accountability Targeted Tactical Awareness Lethally Armed E Emotional Control M Mission Operational Security I N Individual Responsibility Non-defensive Driving (combat) V S V S Withdrawal Controlling V Inappropriate Aggression V Hyper-vigilance V Locked and Loaded S S S V S V S V S V S Detachment Secretiveness Guilt Aggressive Driving
  28. 28. AMBIGUOUS BATTLEMIN D PTSD
  29. 29. How do you act if you feel powerless ?
  30. 30. Behavior is often misinterpreted
  31. 31. A typical case 56
  32. 32. Rate Your Anger • Ears are hot • Skin is red • Gritting your teeth • Staring down the other person • Balled-up fists • Cursing 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 57
  33. 33. Two Populations Beliefs about men and women. Patterns of control and abuse. Trained in automatic aggressive response to any perceived threat.
  34. 34. At least One Act Reported Among CouplesSeeking-Therapy in Past Year 59
  35. 35. Interpersonal Violence and the Military no screening for psychopathology 122,407 60
  36. 36. Help-Seeking Vietnam Veterans 22 0.2 61
  37. 37. VETERANS MADE UP NEARLY 20 PERCENT OF (OREGON’S) PRISON POPULATION IN 2012, COMPARED TO ABOUT 10 PERCENT (EIGHT) YEARS BEFORE.” Melody Finnemore Basic Training: Military & Veterans Law Section Seeks Better Education, Training & Engagement for Attorneys as Veterans’ Demand for Legal Services Grows
  38. 38. VETERANS WERE 8.4 PERCENT OF OREGON’S GENERAL POPULATION. VETERANS’ 18.9 PERCENT SHARE OF THE STATE’S 2012 PRISON POPULATION MEANS THEY WERE OVERREPRESENTED IN THE ODOC BY A FACTOR OF 125 PERCENT.
  39. 39. IN 2012, OREGON HAD 328,138 VETERANS, 2,682 OF WHOM WERE LIVING IN PRISON. THIS GAVE OREGON THE HIGHEST KNOWN VETERAN-IMPRISONMENT RATIO IN THE NATION, OF 817-TO-100,000.
  40. 40. OREGON CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS ASSOCIATION’S LIBRARY OF DEFENSE PROVIDES BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT DEFENSE AND MITIGATION STRATEGIES IN VETERANDEFENDANT CASES.
  41. 41. VET VET VET
  42. 42. FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin “Police Negotiations with War Veterans: Seeing Through the Residual Fog of War” by Douglas Etter, Liane B. McCarthy, and Michael J. Asken, Ph.D. ✦ Were you ever deployed? How long? ✦ How many times were you deployed? ✦ How long were you in the military? Are you still in? ✦ What was your military occupational specialty? ✦ How long have you been back? What ✦ Where were you deployed? is it like to be back? ✦ What was it like for you? ✦ Are you in contact with fellow veterans? ✦ Do you miss it?
  43. 43. • Use the tools you already have • identify WITH, not against • ‘you’re right, I don’t understand. Help me understand’ • Use your rank • Don’t ‘box them in’ • Perimeter is secure, you are safe. • “Radio Someone” • 3x3 tool • Identify the veteran’s mission and work with it
  44. 44. • • • • • • Take Home Message Aggression is met with aggression Emotions override rational thinking Our behavior aligns with our deepest beliefs We are on the side of right and will not give up We are on the side of wrong and there is no turning back To feel ‘safe’ we try to achieve control of our situation

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