The ROAR response model minutely dissects facets of field response and is considered a roadmap to de-escalation (crisis stabilization), field dynamics and decision making. It is applicable to field responders, including, but not limited to, peace officers. ROAR is equally applicable to mental health (crisis) responders and community outreach workers. ROAR’s design innately identifies stabilizing and de-stabilizing factors which are integral in the responder’s utilization of windows of opportunity. The collection of these variables amounts to scene management, which is critically important in all calls for service and overarches the highly sought out outcome of de-escalation (crisis stabilization). This response model has been specifically adapted to special populations and multiple versions exist relative to field contacts involving military veterans and people experiencing homelessness. Furthermore, ROAR is being explored for application to situations involving domestic violence and human trafficking.
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