Document Category: Worker Safety

Worker Safety Literature Review

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 …

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Public Child Welfare Workers’ Safety Experiences: Predictors and Impact on Job Withdrawal Using Mixed-Methods Approach

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 …

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NASW Guidelines for Social Worker Safety

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 …

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The Child Welfare Worker Safety Guide

This document defines child welfare worker safety, identifies potential causes of child welfare worker safety risk, and provides recommendations for building organizational capacity for improving child welfare worker safety

Workplace safety: Policy Recommendations

This webpage provided by NASW-MA Chapter, offers policy recommendations and resources to reduce risk to clients, direct service staff, management and administration working in Child Welfare.

Resilience After Violence: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document summarizes an article that reviews the prevalence of workplace violence in child welfare, describes prevention strategies, suggests a framework for responding to violence, and applies the framework to an event that occurred in a public child welfare workplace.

Mind the Gap #10: Peer Mentoring, Crisis Response & Resilience-building – NJ DCF’s Worker2Worker

During this webinar, presenters deacribe the NJ Worker2Worker program, a confidential peer-counseling helpline and support approach for employees in the Department’s Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P) to help manage the unique stressors of frontline child welfare practice. Presenters highlight how the program’s components have been operationalized, as well as provide relevant tips, tools and …

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