July 26, 2017 all-day America/New York Timezone
International Student House (ISH) – Ella Burling Hall
1825 R St NW
Washington, DC 20009

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Deborah HopkinsShana Palmieri

Course Description

Attention federal supervisors, HR professionals, medical professionals, attorneys, and other agency employees:

  • What should you do when an employee with a behavioral health issue has an episode in the workplace?
  • What steps should you take if the employee threatens violence or suicide?
  • Or, in a worst-case scenario, what do you do if someone actually becomes violent in the federal workplace?

Crisis management in the federal workplace is a critical area to understand – it is truly life and death. Join FELTG Executive Director Deborah Hopkins and Shana Palmieri, Director of Community Services and Behavioral Health at the Kalihi-Palama Health Center, on Wednesday, July 26 for the workshop Handling Behavioral Health Issues and Instances of Violence in the Federal Workplace.

The session will begin with an overview of the need-to-knows about the ADA requirements on accommodating individuals with mental impairments and other behavioral health issues, and will also discuss your agency’s legal obligation to provide its employees with a safe workplace.

From there the seminar will continue with discussions and workshops on:

  • Types of mental disabilities and how they may exhibit in the workplace
  • The “direct threat” analysis
  • Dealing with suicidal employees
  • Dos and don’ts when working employees who have behavioral health issues
  • Myths and facts about targeted violence in the workplace
  • Individual characteristics that put an employee at higher risk of committing an act of violence
  • Steps to take if someone becomes violent in the workplace

Plus, we’ll show you how to develop and implement an in-house threat management team to deal with threat assessments, risk management, and the best ways to keep employees safe during a crisis. This is a session you truly can’t afford to miss.

The program runs from 8:30 – 4:00.


  • 1 day = $460


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