Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention Programs: Policies

Presented By Kevin Douglas, PhD, LLB
Kevin Douglas, PhD, LLB

1 hour | 1 CE

This on-demand professional training program on Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention Programs: Policies is presented by Kevin S. Douglas, PhD, LLB, in partnership with Protect International Risk and Safety Services.

Violence and threats within the workplace understandably can lead to concerns about personal safety and uncertainty about how best to respond to potential violence. A necessary precursor to effective violence prevention is the presence of sound policy to guide action in the event of potential workplace violence.

In this program, Dr. Douglas outlines the elements of sound policy for workplace violence risk assessment and prevention. Such policy should include, minimally, a triaging process for determining when, by law, violence assessment and management action must be taken; who the responsible parties will be for taking such action; the process of assessment and prevention; legally compliant guidelines on collecting and sharing information within and outside of the threat assessment team; when law enforcement must be notified; the role of the duty to accommodate; and preparation for on-going case management in the event of continued employment or termination of employees.

Intended Audience

This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals

Experience Level

This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe how to construct a violence prevention team, and when this team is legally required to take action to prevent violence

Describe the legal context within which violence prevention transpires, with respect to accessing and sharing information, the duty to accommodate, and the involvement of law enforcement

Describe core elements of an effective violence risk Assessment and prevention process

Describe key concerns about ongoing violence risk management in the scenario of either continuation or termination of employment


Presented By

Kevin Douglas, PhD, LLB

Dr. Kevin S. Douglas received his law degree (LL.B.) in 2000 from the University of British Columbia and his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in clinical (forensic) psychology from Simon Fraser University. He spent three years on faculty at the University of South Florida in Tampa and has been on faculty ...

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Program Partner

Protect International Risk and Safety Services

We are proud to partner with Protect International Risk and Safety Services for this training. Protect International's threat assessment professionals are internationally recognized experts that have developed some of the world's most widely used and best-validated threat assessment tools. Protect International provides services and products related to violence risk assessment and management, also known as threat assessment and management. Protect International services and products include threat assessment training and support, case assessment and management, legal consultation, policy review and development, and program evaluation and research; along with threat assessment manuals, worksheets, licenses, and software applications for those tools.

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