Client Violence in Social Work Practice

Prevention, Intervention, and Research

Christina E. Newhill

January 28, 2004
ISBN 9781593850388
Price: $39.00
278 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
Copyright Date: 2003
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Introduction: Why Violence Is an Issue for Social Work Practice

I. Violence and Social Work Practice

1. Violence in Our Society and in Our Workplace

2. Overview of the Incidence and Prevalence of Client Violence toward Social Workers

II. Issues Related to the Risk Assessment of Violent Clients

3. Understanding Client-Initiated Property Damage and Threats

4. Understanding Client-Initiated Physical Attacks

5. Risk Factors Associated with Violent Behavior

III. The Instructional Package

6. The Risk Assessment of Violent Clients

7. Approaching and Engaging the Violent Client

8. Intervention Modalities for Treating the Violent Client

9. Strategies to Prevent Client Violence in Office and Field Settings

10. General Strategies for the Prevention of Violence

11. When Client Violence Occurs: The Multidimensional Impact on Social Workers

12. Future Directions for Practice and Policy

Appendix 1: Client Violence toward Social Workers Survey Questionnaire

Appendix 2: A Model Syllabus for a Course on Understanding and Managing Violence and Safety in Social Work Practice