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Social Worker Safety
Personal Safety Training for Social Services Professionals Working at or Away from the Office
(6 Hours NASW Continuing Education Unit Information Below)
This training empowers social service professionals with practical strategies necessary to enhance their personal safety at the office, while working in the field and during activities of daily living.
Specific skills to enhance awareness of surroundings are thoroughly explored. Threat recognition and de- escalation techniques are demonstrated in role playing exercises. Tools for reacting to aggression or violence at the office or during a home visit are included in exercises that encourage audience participation and problem solving.
In addition, safety and security plans are integrated with communication plans. Topics include the importance of schedule sharing, designating emergency contacts and specific check-in times.
Simple self defense and force deflection techniques, built around intuitive protective movements, are demonstrated by the team of highly experienced trainers. (Participants are not subjected to any physical contact or exertion)
Duration: 2-6 hours
Full training session is 6 hours of CEU (All day event)
Please contact us to discuss your needs.
Available in live webinar format
Audience: Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists & Licensed Mental Health Counselors
Topics Covered Include:
- General situational awareness as the foundation to personal safety
- Intuition: A vital protective mechanism never to be ignored, deemed “silly” or “irrational”
- Access control, lighting and security considerations
- Protocol while visiting clients in higher risk/ rural locations
- Threat recognition, de-escalation and inhibitors to violence
- Demonstration of force deflection techniques (Not available in webinar format)
- Conferences, travel and commuting safety
- Elevators, parking lots and isolated areas
- Accommodating diversity, language barriers and cultural nuances
- The “Go-bag” What is this and why should you have one?
This workshop has been approved for 6 CEUs by the Washington Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. (Provider number #1975-308)
Related: The Urgency of Social Worker Safety by James J. Kelly, Ph.D., ACSW, LCSW (From NASWNEWS)
Resource: National Association of Social Workers Website