Archive for the ‘Workplace Violence’ Category
UPDATE: SORRY, EVERYONE, BUT REGISTRATION FOR THIS ONE IS NOW CLOSED. PLEASE SEE THE COMMENT FOR INFO ON HOW TO ACCESS MATERIALS.
The Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence is hosting a webinar November 12th from 2-3 pm ET, Addressing Domestic Violence in the Workplace: Employee Assistance Program (EAP)/Employer Partnerships. “A recent survey of CEOs found that most believe domestic violence to be a serious issue, yet 71% did not believe it is a problem in their company. The reality is that approximately 21% of fulltime working adults report being a victim of domestic violence…
I love when readers (especially readers abroad) send me links I never would have run across otherwise: this summer in London, the UK hosted their inaugural digital safety conference, which “brought together thought leaders, policy makers, legal professionals, law enforcement agencies, government representatives, educators, industry leaders and those committed to protecting civil liberties to consider the health, reputation and environment of the digital world”.
Everything can be looked at in economic terms, including violence. It’s important info to have at your disposal, because it can strengthen a grant proposal or negotiations with your healthcare system for an FTE or program. Enough’s been written on the subject that I figured it would be good to review the literature. I’ve chosen to focus mainly on the costs of violence against women. I’ll probably do a posting some day on youth violence, or gun violence, etc. Unless otherwise indicated, everything listed is full text (if it wasn’t available free online, you’ll have a link to free abstracts). I’m organizing these by pub date, with most recent at the beginning:
The Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence has a webinar series as part of their S2 intiative–the next one is at the end of August and I’ll post on it soon. For now, check out the previous one, held at the end of May, on batterers in the workplace. The whole session is available on line, as are the materials from the presenters. You can also find a variety of info on this topic from the Articles section of the website, much of which is full-text.
UPDATE: The August session closed out before I could even get it posted. I will try and get the archived material up as soon as it’s available.
ANA has a recently updated CE offering on nurse victims of workplace violence. It’s your standard article-posttest format. Cost is $20 ($15 for ANA members) for 1.52 CEUs. The focus of this course is a bit different than what you might initially think–there’s more of a secondary trauma bent following victimization (rather than a lateral violence focus, as is often the case with a lot of these offerings).
Peace@Work is offering a webinar (actually a repeat, since it was originally offered June 19th) on “Hate Crime as Workplace Violence & Prevention” June 25th at 4pm EDT. Cost is $20. You can check out a full description of the webinar and other upcoming webinars here. As the name implies, Peace@Work provides training on workplace violence and prevention, so their educational offerings are all in that vein.
Crisis Care Network has an online training, Best Practices in Critical Incident Response in the Workplace. The course provides attendees with a video-enhanced overview of best practices in critical incident response services. This program summarizes the latest findings in evidence based behavioral medicine as it relates to psychological first aid, addresses the unique aspects of the provider’s role with the employer client and provides an overview of how to deliver critical incident response services in the workplace. This program covers:
The Family Justice Center Alliance is hosting a webinar on DV in the Workplace May 14th, 9am Pacific Time. Kim Wells from the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence will be the featured speaker. The webinar “will identify the impacts of domestic violence in the workplace, discuss the role of a FJC in addressing the issue of domestic violence at the workplace, and examine ideas for partnering with employers toward prevention and intervention.”
Participation is free, but pre-registration is recommended.
Medscape has a new CME offering about dealing with disruptive physician colleagues, a funny euphamism that is more commonly referred to as lateral violence or bullying (PDF) in nursing (you can read Joint Commission’s newly implemented requirements on the issue here). In this case study the bad behavior extends to encounters with patients, as well as colleagues. Not forensic-specific, but an issue in our world, nonetheless.
This weekend has been yet another sad reminder of the epidemic of workplace violence. It’s obviously not a new phenomenon, but right now it seems to be happening with frightening frequency. The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) actually has a tool for hospitals (cleverly known as the Hospital eTool) that addresses a wide variety of hazards in the workplace, such as blood-borne pathogens and medical lasers(!). There’s also a section on workplace violence.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The NSVRC has a variety of resources related to SAAM, all of which can be found on the dedicated pages of their site. This year’s theme is preventing sexual violence in our workplaces; view the current campaign here, including info about the SAAM Day of Action, April 8th.
The American Nurses Association is offering 1.91 CEUs for their online course, Lateral Violence: Nurse Against Nurse. Cost is $20 ($15 if you’re an ANA member) and is in traditional article-posttest format. CEUs are available for this course only through the end of 2009.
My friend Cathy, over at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, sent me a video she made for the Bandana Project. If you aren’t familiar with the Bandana Project it’s a a public awareness campaign aimed at addressing the issue of workplace sexual violence against migrant farmworker women in the United States. Esperanza: The Immigrant Women’s Legal Initiative of the Southern Poverty Law Center launched this campaign in 2007.
You can view the short video after the jump.
1. Describe secondary traumatization to care providers.
2. Describe the signs of stress and anxiety disorders associated with secondary traumatization.
3. Discuss interventions which assist the victim to deal with the sequelae of secondary traumatization.
4. Discuss prevention strategies.