The Safe Approach: Controlling Risk for Workers in the Helping Professions

The Safe Approach: Controlling Risk for Workers in the Helping Professions

by Kerr Cuhulain, Janet Douglas, Janet Douglas
     
 

Field Workers in the Helping Professions - social work, home health care, emergency services - are exposed to violent acts from the very people they are trying to help. Nearly one third of them will be assaulted sometime in their career. Yet few agencies train their staff to face such risks.

Helping professionals work in many diverse communities, both urban and

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Field Workers in the Helping Professions - social work, home health care, emergency services - are exposed to violent acts from the very people they are trying to help. Nearly one third of them will be assaulted sometime in their career. Yet few agencies train their staff to face such risks.

Helping professionals work in many diverse communities, both urban and rural, with differing populations, cultures, and a wide range of levels of violence. The authors have tried to anticipate all possible scenarios, ranging from verbal threats and physical assault to attacks with firearms. An awareness of the potential for all levels of violence should become an integral part of the professional routine.

If you are in the helping professions, The Safe Approach: Controlling Risk for Workers in the Helping Professions provides you with the tools you need to control the risk and keep yourself safe. This book teaches:

how to conduct ongoing risk evaluation

how attitude can increase or decrease risk

how to prepare for a client visit, in the office or in the field

ways to evaluate risk in the field

behavioral cues which may precede an assault

how to work with co-workers to reduce risk

disengaging should a subject become physically hostile

how to deal with stress after an assault

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930461031
Publisher:
Idyll Arbor, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/10/2007
Pages:
183
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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