Protecting Yourself From Client Violence
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Gain a better understanding of practical strategies for effectively managing workplace risk and enhancing personal safety in the social work field.Few enter a helping profession, such as social work, anticipating that they may become targets of violence from the very individuals they want to help. However, evidence suggests that violence perpetrated by clients or their family members toward practitioners is increasing across settings. Such workers are facing increasing risks in their jobs because of the nature of their work; the increasingly complex and challenging needs of the people served; and the prevalence of violence, drugs and other social problems in our communities. This material will provide you with key information and practical strategies for effectively managing workplace risk and enhancing personal safety in the office and in the field.
Christina E. Newhill, Ph.D., LCSW, University of Pittsburgh
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