We see it every single week – a disgruntled employee, customer, or someone who is upset with an employee goes in to a workplace with a weapon, and kills innocent people. What should you do if someone threatens violence in your federal agency? How can you best prepare yourself to protect the lives of those around you? Are there risk factors that might give you an indication of when someone will become violent?
This topic is too important to ignore, so join FELTG for the webinar Handling Violence and Threats of Violence in the Federal Workplace. This program will be instructed by Deborah Hopkins, FELTG Executive Director, and Shana Palmieri, FELTG instructor and LCSW who specialized in mental health and who handled the aftermath of the Navy Yard shooting in 2013.
The session will begin with an overview of the legal issues that agencies encounter when dealing with an employee whose behavior poses a risk to workplace safety. From there the conversation will shift to:
- Warning signs that violence may be imminent, and dynamic risk and protective factors for workplace targeted violence
- How the ADA and the “direct threat” analysis interplay with circumstances to mandate an internal threat assessment investigation
- Equipping Threat Management Teams to respond to threats or violent acts
- Understanding the behavioral health issues that contribute to violent behavior – and those that don’t
- Domestic or intimate partner violence and the federal workplace
This is a session you truly can’t afford to miss.