Course materials will include a copy of “Death Notifications”, by Dean L. Jackson.
There is one job that no one in Law Enforcement or the Military wants to preform; Death Notifications. But the fact remains, it must be done. Imagine a world in which no one was ever informed of the death of a loved one. Instead, one day someone's wife, brother, son, or mother simply disappears. As traumatic as it is to hear the news that someone you love has died, it would be far worse to spend the rest of your life wondering what happened to them.
"Death Notifications" reviews some of the best and worst practices of delivering this terrible news to families. Dean draws on his personal experience as a seasoned notifier to illustrate how to guide families and loved ones through one of the most difficult times in their lives. Dean also addresses the stress and emotional toll that the notifications can and will take on the notifier.