Violence and substance abuse often go hand-in-hand, and therefore many of the lessons learned in preventing substance abuse can also be effective in violence prevention. Individuals who develop strong skills in communication and anger management are more apt to remain in control of their emotions, thereby reducing the negative effects of violence in their lives. Prevention programming can increase tolerance by providing cultural knowledge to diverse groups. The essential objective of violence prevention is to create awareness that alternatives to violence do exist, and all individuals have a right to safety and structure in their lives.
Workplace Violence Prevention
Workplace violence can be any act of physical violence, threats of physical violence, harassment, intimidation or other threatening, disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site. Whatever the cause or whoever the perpetrator, workplace violence should not be accepted or tolerated. We offer a course that will focus on responding effectively to low-level acts of violence that may occur in a workplace setting. To visit the training page and view the course, please click here.