Violence against social workers and other helping professionals has increased. Within this context, intensive in-home family workers were asked about their safety in working with clients. If family workers stated that that they felt only somewhat safe or not safe at all, they were asked to explain where they are likely to feel unsafe. Findings include concerns about safety. The author suggests comprehensive educational curriculum be integrated in agency training for new hires and seasoned employees; also, training should be implemented to increase worker awareness of potentially violent situations and how to de-escalate and defuse potentially violent clients.
Perry-Burney, Gwendolyn D.
"Safety of lntensive In-Home Family Workers,"
Journal of Family Strengths:
2, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/jfs/vol5/iss2/6