This report is designed to review protocols and procedures for ensuring workplace safety in health and human service agencies. The research included in this report consists of information from worker safety trainings and published worker safety guidelines with a few noted worker safety studies. The research will discuss tips for maintaining safety in an office …
Document Category: Worker Safety
This paper describes a qualitative study to understand both child welfare workers’ safety experiences during their home visits, and the individual and organizational factors that influence their safety concerns. The specific research objectives were to (1) understand child welfare workers’ workplace violence experiences, (2) examine predictors of safety concerns, and (3) examine a relationship between …
These guidelines address safety within the context of social work practice and aim to inform social workers, policymakers, employers, and the public about the importance of social worker safety in agency and field work; provide a basis for the development of social work undergraduate, graduate, and field placement practice and agency in-service programs, continuing education …
This webpage provides safety tips to child protection workers working with families struggling with domestic violence and face increased risk due to CPS involvement.
This presentation aims to teach participants to identify and understand the importance of maintaining a safe environment for working in homes and community, potentially unsafe environments, and strategies to ensure personal safety as well as safety of co-workers and families being served. This presentation is also accompanied by a video.
This webpage provides resources from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and other relevant links to materials on Social Worker Safety.
This video aims to teach participants to identify and understand the importance of maintaining a safe environment for working in homes and community, potentially unsafe environments, and strategies to ensure personal safety as well as safety of co-workers and families being served. The training is best followed with the PowerPoint that accompanies the video.
This brief provides new resources and explores topics such as guns in the home, safety around dogs, universal precautions, and creating safe, trauma-informed child welfare agencies.
This video focuses on personal safety issues that social workers face on a regular basis including how to deal with and exit potentially violent situations, safety planning in the office, safety planning for home visits, and practical self-defense. If it does play for you within the page above plase use this link for access – https://vimeo.com/94175673
This chart provides important safety tips for different professional settings.