Social Worker Safety

When first starting out, making a home visit to see a client can be an intimidating and even frightening experience for social workers. Yet, in many areas of practice, the majority of client contact is “in the field,” which typically means seeing a more »

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Compassion fatigue and burn-out are rampant in the social services, and is it any wonder? If we feel in danger frequently and are given no way to assure our own safety, few will stay long without suffering grave consequences. Poor health, failing more »


Boni Frederick: 67 years old. Social Service Aide. I did not know her, but I respected her just the same—her work, her accomplishments, her life. She was a partner, if you will: A partner in ensuring the protection of the greatest gift that humankind more »


Probably few social work students or new practitioners realize when they enter the field that they may be a target for assault. Yet threats of violence and actual violence occur more frequently than even experienced social workers care to admit, acco more »


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