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Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Did you know that domestic violence is one of the most common forms of workplace violence? And did you also know that we in the healthcare industry experience more incidents of workplace violence than other industries? This topic needs to stay on the front burner for all of us who work in a human services organization.

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Security Audit – How Vulnerable Is Your Organization?

Often rules and guidelines for human services organizations are based on events and the realization that if xyz law was in place, the event could have been avoided.  Just look at Tarasoff v. Regents of University of California and how mandated reporting was forever changed.

Risk management is an important area of a human services organization, and involves balancing the needs of those served,...

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Health Care Workers at Increased Risk for Workplace Violence: OSHA Offers Prevention Guidelines

Although the media pays close attention to workplace homicides, the majority of violent incidents in the workplace involve nonfatal but serious injuries. According to the most recent statistics available from The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) between 2011 and 2013, the majority of workplace assaults occurred in social service and healthcare...

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Recovery From Workplace Violence in the IDD-Care Setting

Going through an incident of workplace violence is not an easy task. Workplace violence can include some of most extreme and terrifying situations you can imagine. In some cases, workplace violence may result in the worsening of symptoms of intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDDs) or the onset of symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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How to Manage Aggression in Behavioral Health Centers

It is easy to think of workplace violence as a problem that evolves from employees and their outside lives. However, workplace violence can be inherent in caring for those with behavioral health problems. In your role of providing services to your clients, you may encounter aggression, including verbal and physical altercations. Yet, you cannot simply turn to animalistic instincts without...

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Workplace Violence Part II: Prevention and Preparation

In the previous blog in this series, “The Current State of Workplace Violence in Caring for Those with Disabilities,” workplace violence was shown to be more prevalent in the health care field. However, preventing workplace violence is much more than simply identifying and responding to an incident when it occurs. Preventing workplace violence is also a critical aspect of providing services to...

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The Current State of Workplace Violence in Caring for People with Disabilities

Many different studies and publications have been created around addressing workplace violence. People have taken out their angers on coworkers, and in mental health facilities, caregivers face the possibility of workplace violence committed by those with disabilities. However, a true understanding of workplace violence goes much deeper than simply reporting an incident to Human Resources.

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