Onsite Training

Safety Strategies for Mental Health & Social Workers
Presenter: Community Corrections Institute

Mental health and social workers deal daily with hazards and potentially volatile situations. A recent University study revealed that of 1600 workers interviewed 3.3% had been physically assaulted, 23% were threatened with assault and 50% were verbally abused. This 2-day training will examine the realities of how and when mental health & social workers experience hazardous incidents.

This training will provide information to identify, prevent, and respond to issues affecting worker’s safety, and will discuss:

  • Liability issues
  • The realities of how workers are killed & assaulted
  • Strategies for survival
  • Dealing with aggressive behavior
  • Safety issues in handling emotionally disturbed offenders
  • Office safety
  • Field safety

By the end of Safety Strategies for Mental Health & Social Workers, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the types of hazardous incidents that are most likely to occur
  • Describe the three concepts of mental conditioning
  • Respond, mentally and physically, to various types of hazardous situations
  • Recognize danger behavior and the options for safe resolution
  • Apply guidelines for dealing effectively with emotionally disturbed clients

This training is appropriate for other allied professional agencies.

To request site-specific training, email Diane Kincaid or call APPA at (859)244-8196.

This Onsite Training falls under the following category:
Officer Safety