Quick Exit

Many public safety sectors want their PSP to behave in specific ways while “in uniform.” These ways can include being calm, courageous, unemotional, in control.  When “on the job,” PSP also have to be aware of any possible threat to their safety and wellbeing. At the end of each shift, PSP have to transition out of these roles and rejoin their families. The transition from work-to-home can be a challenging adjustment for both PSP and their families. Families may need to develop strategies to manage this time, to include recovery time to reduce conflict. Home to work transitions also require attention.

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Acknowledging Transitions as a Source of Tension

PSP’s working schedules are not typical weekday, 9-5 schedules. This means that PSP couples and families have to work together to figure out household roles and make adjustments when the PSP is at work.

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Understanding the Importance of Exit and Recovery Time

Without proper exit and recovery time, PSP may be physically present but not able to actively participate in family life. Families and couples can also experience conflict and tension.

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Bringing Work Home

Boundary confusion in PSP families happens when the boundaries between work and home are blurred. It can also mean that a person is unable to understand that certain behaviours are not appropriate.

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