Military Leaders Choose PDP
With suicides on the rise among the 1.4 million active-duty troops1 intervention and prevention haven’t been more important until now.
Our goal is to…
- Provide processes for leaders to determine which individuals might be at a higher risk for deviant behaviors in a deployed environment or upon re-entry.
- Create an environment for widespread relational resiliency and success.
- Increase positive relationships at work and home.
Why a Sense of Belonging Is a Key Ingredient for Resiliency
“To belong is to be…part of something. It is membership, the experience of being home in the broadest sense of the phrase. It is the opposite of [feeling] isolated and always…on the margin, an outsider. To belong is to know, even in the middle of the night, that I am among friends.” --Peter Block, bestselling author/community expert
Success Story: Grand Forks Air Force Base
During 2008, GFAFB had the highest DUI and suicide rates in the U.S. Air Force. Because of this, their mission statement became "creating a sense of belonging." Within the first 10 months of implementing the PDP Mentoring process with 600 airmen, DUIs were reduced by 50%, and no suicides were reported.
“I have taken the PDP ProScan on at least three different occasions, and I firmly believe they have reflected accordingly as my career has progressed. PDP’s benefits for an airman/supervisor are invaluable. Being able to understand your co-workers, boss and subordinates is comparable to the purest gold. In the Air Force, understanding your people helps you lead them, as well as following instructions from your supervision.
Even if the communication channels don't necessarily match, why not at least understand the person you are speaking to? Like Abraham Lincoln said, "I don't like that person...I must get to know him better."
An increasing number of military bases and other government agencies are already implementing PDP. Read about other military units who are using PDP applications.
1 Rise in Military Suicides: The War on Post Traumatic Stress. Accessed 1/3/13.