Professional Education Programs
Violence Against Social Workers: Overview & Skills for Safer Practice
Violence against social workers is a growing concern; nearly one-third of practitioners will encounter workplace violence during their careers. Yet few social workers have been trained to respond to violence and threats of violence. This workshop examines the prevalence, types and causes of violent behavior, and introduces skills to assess the potential for violence. Issues such as recognition of violent cues, protective stances, office and street safety, assessing for weapons, and managing home visits are discussed. Participants learn verbal and physical skills necessary for de-escalating conflict.
Ralph Detri, LICSW, LCDP, MPH; Private Practice; Professional Trainer, Consultant; Director, Personal Security Services
October 7, 2014 // 9am - 4pm // 6 CECs // $110