EAPs and Workplace Violence
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The paper discusses how EAP counselors provide short-term counseling and referral services to employees at no cost, and they also help in the prevention of workplace violence. The paper considers when the EAP counselors must take a more active role, and when they must be willing to solicit aid and resources from others. The paper points out that a critical aspect of the EAP's mission is awareness promotion in order to prevent violence from occuring. Finally, the paper explains the importance of counselors knowing the full range of options and procedures open to them.
From the Paper:"Ideally, of course, prevention is the best 'cure' and EAP counselors and administrators can offer workshops to supervisors about what to look for if violence may be occurring, can offer assistance to all employees about effective ways to diffuse workplace tensions, and also can make employees aware about how to report and respond to violence. They should also keep employees well-informed about legal concerns pertaining to issues of reporting violence, and when they are legally bound to do so. Addressing such legal issues must go hand-in-hand, but not circumvent the supportive and caring role EAP counselors can provide to employees during times of need."
Sample of Sources Used:
- EAP and workplace prevention posters. (2009). Office of Personnel Management. Retrieved February 6, 2009 at http://www.eaposters.com/Posters_wpviolence.htm
- Part III: Section 4--Employee assistance program consideration. (2009). Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Retrieved February 6, 2009 at http://www.opm.gov/Employment_and_Benefits/WorkLife/OfficialDocuments/handbooksguides/workplaceviolence/p3-s4.asp
- Workplace violence. (2009). The USDA Handbook on Workplace Violence Prevention and Response. Retrieved February 6, 2009 athttp://www.usda.gov/news/pubs/violence/wpv.htm
- Workplace violence: Case 9 (2009). Office of Personnel Management. Retrieved February 6, 2009 athttp://www.opm.gov/Employment_and_Benefits/WorkLife/OfficialDocuments/handbooksguides/WorkplaceViolence/p2-c9.asp
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