1 Hour | 1 CE

This webinar on Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention Programs: Policies is presented by Kevin S. Douglas, PhD, LLB.

Violence and threats within the workplace understandably can lead to concerns about personal safety, and to uncertainty about how best to respond to potential violence. A necessary precursor to effective violence prevention is the presence of sound policy to guide action in the event of potential workplace violence.

 In this webinar, Dr. Douglas outlines the elements of sound policy for workplace violence risk assessment and prevention. Such policy should include, minimally, a triaging process for determining when, by law, violence assessment and management action must be taken; who the responsible parties will be for taking such action; the process of assessment and prevention; legally compliant guidelines on collecting and sharing information within and outside of the threat assessment team; when law enforcement must be notified; the role of the duty to accommodate; and preparation for on-going case management in the event of continued employment or termination of employees.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Describe how to construct a violence prevention team, and when this team is legally required to take action to prevent violence

  • Describe the legal context within which violence prevention transpires, with respect to accessing and sharing information, the duty to accommodate, and the involvement of law enforcement

  • Describe core elements of an effective violence risk assessment and prevention process

  • Describe key concerns about on-going violence risk management in the scenario of either continuation or termination of employment

Presented By

Kevin S. Douglas, PhD, LLB

Dr. Kevin S. Douglas received his law degree (LL.B.) in 2000 from the University of British Columbia, and his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in clinical (forensic) psychology from Simon Fraser University. He spent three years on faculty at the University of South Florida in Tampa, and has been on faculty at Simon Fraser University since 2004. He currently is Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University. He is also a Guest Professor of Applied Criminology at Mid-Sweden University, and a Senior Research Advisor at the University of Oslo.
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