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Stay Safe at Work: Tips for Social Workers, Administrators and Organizations
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When: August 11, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: NASW-NYC Chapter Office
50 Broadway, Suite 1001
New York, New York  10004
United States
Presenter: Benjamin Sher, MA, LMSW

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With the increasing evidence of risk in the workplace, staying safe as a human services professional is crucial at all times.  This workshop will offer practical ideas to de-escalate risk, the warning signs of risk in the field of social work, and how to protect one’s self while doing one’s job.  The workshop will be both discussion and interaction-oriented to help social work professionals recognize how to mitigate risk.


The presentation will be based on principles of non-violent intervention, Guidelines and Safety Tips for Social Workers, and the prevention of workplace violence.  Attendees will be asked to share scenarios that have presented risk and ideas to problem-solve these will be offered.  Personal, office, environmental and field issues will be examined to ensure that all situations are as risk-free as possible.


 3 CE Contact Hours


Presenter Information:

Benjamin Sher, MA, LMSW.  Mr. Sher has taught workplace and field safety classes for human service workers for over ten years.  He is certified at the state and national level to teach classes in workplace violence prevention.



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