Just had an interview on Social Worker Safety posted on the Social Work Career Development site: http://www.dorleem.com/2012/01/social-worker-safety.html
With the economy starting to turn towards recession there’s going to be increaing pressure on families and relationships and that’s going to add work to the already heavy case loads of social workers, home care workers and nurses everywhere. Increased stress is going to make your clients edgy. Now more than ever workers in the helping professions need to focus on safety awarness and take care of themselves. You’re not going to be able to help anyone if you don’t look after yourself. The best way to deal with violence in the workplace is not to get into dangerous situations in the first place. The majority of workplace assaults could have been avoided if a few simple precautions had been observed.