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Kansas State Polytechnic

Professional Education and Outreach
2310 Centennial Road
Outreach Center
Salina, KS 67401-8196

855-552-0079 toll free
785-826-2633 phone
785-826-2632 fax
profed@ksu.edu

Know Your Risks! Social Worker Safety Awareness Training

Social workers work in a complex array of settings putting them at risk to be targets for property damage, verbal threats, physical violence or even death in the line of duty. It is the right and responsibility of all social work professionals to continue to develop safety awareness and intervention skills throughout their career.  It is the agencies responsibility to support worker safety though policy, training and follow up.

Attendees may use this course to meet compliance 6 safety continuing education credits and to meet  KSA 2009 Supp. 65-6313. K-State Polytechnic is a pre-approved continuing education provider approved by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider number 15-005.

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the dilemma social workers have in preparing for a risk of workplace violence.
  • Recognize the personal impact of workplace vulnerability and violence on professionals.
  • Assess prevention strategies including awareness of personal, environmental and agency risk factors.
  • Develop interventions strategies using communication, de-escalation and agency protocols.
  • Describe the importance of follow up strategies including debriefing, supervision and self-care. 
COURSE DETAILS

Time: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Hutchinson Location: Cosmosphere, 1100 N Plum Street

Topeka Location: Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Avenue

Cost: $75

Continuing education credits: 6 hours

Registration fee includes course instruction and materials. Meals are not included in the registration fee and are the attendee's responsibility.

DISCOUNTS AND REGISTRATION FEE SCHOLARSHIP

A discounted rate is offered for companies or organizations sending multiple attendees. Discounts are tied to number of attendees as follows:

Number of registrantsAvailable discountTotal price
3 registrants per company1 registration 50% off$187.50
4 registrants per company1 registration free $225

For companies or organizations sending more than four employees, discounts will be applied in the same increments as indicated above.

A discounted registration rate is offered to current graduate and post doctoral students. To be eligible for the academia discount, students should complete a scholarship application form and submit proof of enrollment status by March 27 for Hutchinson program or May 8 for Topeka program. Download the application form for additional details on how to apply.

QUESTIONS

If you have any questions regarding the event or your registration, please contact the K-State Polytechnic Professional Education and Outreach office at 855-552-0079 (Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm) or email profed@k-state.edu.

About the Instructor

Debra Marseline
Kansas State University

Marseline

Deb Marseline, LMSW is a graduate of Bethany College and Washburn University. She spent six years in child welfare as a crisis counselor, social worker, and Director of Staff Training for United Methodist Youthville. She taught for 10 years as an adjunct instructor at Bethany College for the Social Work, Psychology and Criminal Justice departments. She has been a part-time instructor for three years and is currently the Practicum Coordinator for the Kansas State University Social Work Program in Salina. She continues as a PRN Social Worker doing bereavement work for Ottawa County Hospice and is Treasurer for Smoky Hill Association of Social Workers.