Social Worker Safety Tactics: Identifying, De-Escalating and Avoiding Violent Situations
This half-day training explores techniques participants can employ to detect potentially violent situations. Further, this training will teach participants to identify when to de-escalate vs. utilize reactive tactics while in the field of child welfare.
After attending this training, participants will be able to:
- Prepare mentally and physically for a safe home and office visit
- Understand the importance of having a plan before a sudden violent encounter occurs
- Identify effective methods of de-escalating anxious or agitated behavior
- Understand both the verbal and non-verbal aspect of communication and how they relate to violent and non-violent situations
- Employ physical and mental techniques to assist during sudden high stress and/or violent encounters
- Mitigate the impact of stress through self-care
Specific case studies and video will be used to help participants examine the thought process of a violent person and will teach participants to successfully detect pre-attack indicators, read body language and link their mindset to their performance.