Safety and Agency Responsibility

Safety and Agency Responsibility

In a 3 page APA format paper: Create Draft a plan for a human services organization explaining how to address traumatic emergency situations. Include both how to respond to the emergency and how to address any long-term effects. Finally, based on this weeks resources and your personal experiences, explain your greatest concern about the safety of mental health professionals working in a human services organization.

Note: (Introduction) Please explain the purpose of the assignment and explain what the paper will address. This should be within the first paragraph of the paper

When you walk into a human services organization, do you think about your safety? What about when you prepare to make a home visit or attend a meeting in the community? As a social worker, you may find yourself in situations in which your personal safety is at risk. Although you, as an administrator, cannot prepare for every situation, you should be proactive and put a plan into place to address issues related to workplace violence in the event that it occurs.

For this Assignment, focus on the Zelnick et al. article on workplace violence and consider what plan you might want to have in place if you were an administrator having to address a similar workplace violence situation.

This weeks resources Listed blow :

Lauffer, A. (2011). Understanding your social agency (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: Sage.

  • Chapter 10, “Agency Structure and Change” (pp. 324–352)

Link to access book:,+A.+(2011).+Understanding+your+social+agency+(3rd+ed.).+Washington,+DC:+Sage.&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjx-PP12sThAhXEjFkKHX7gBboQ6AEIMDAB#v=onepage&q=Lauffer%2C%20A.%20(2011).%20Understanding%20your%20social%20agency%20(3rd%20ed.).%20Washington%2C%20DC%3A%20Sage.&f=false

Northouse, P. G. (2018). Introduction to leadership: Concepts and practice (4th ed.). Washington, DC: Sage.

  • Review Chapter 10, “Listening to Out-Group Members” (pp. 217-237)
  • Chapter 11, “Managing Conflict” (pp. 239-271)
  • Chapter 13, “Overcoming Obstacles” (pp. 301-319)

Link to access book:,+P.+G.+(2018).+Introduction+to+leadership:+Concepts+and+practice+(4th+ed.).+Washington,+DC:+Sage.&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiGg-rg2cThAhUSjVkKHWvrAT0Q6AEIKjAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

Zelnick, J. R., Slayter, E., Flanzbaum, B., Butler, N., Domingo, B., Perlstein, J., & Trust, C. (2013). Part of the job? Workplace violence in Massachusetts social service agencies. Health & Social Work, 38(2), 75–85.

(Use other scholarly resources if needed)


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Traumatic Emergency Incidences Facing Organizations

In the current world, there is a wide range of incidences which occur on a daily basis. Crime levels have increased and terrorist activities happen often. Global warming has also led to a rise in natural disasters such as hurricanes and tsunamis due to the rise in sea levels. Tragic accidents such as fire outbreaks at workplaces have been recorded in various countries which have left some dead and many healing both physical and emotional scars.

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