Week 11: Question for Discussion
(Wk # 11: July 13 to July 19 – Main post under Assignment by Wed, July 15 at 11:59 PM EST).
Students are required to post a minimum of three times per week (1 main post answering the question 100% before Wednesday at 11:59 PM EST and 2 peer responses by Sunday at 11:59 PM EST).The three posts in each individual discussion must be on separate days (same day postings / replies will not be accepted).
Chapter 14 – Violent Behavior in Institutions
Question(s): Be prepared to discuss 2 questions
Statistics shows that 48% of no fatal injuries from occupational assaults in the United States occurred in health care and social services particularly mental health workers.
1. Mention at least 3 precipitating factors for violent behavior in institutions?
2. Discuss each of them (3 precipitating factors).
Grading Criteria: The answer should be based on the knowledge obtained from reading the book, no just your opinion. If there are 2 questions in the discussion, you must answer both of them. Your grade will be an average of both questions. Student mentions 3 precipitating factors for violent behavior in institutions (45 points – 15 points each clue). Student discusses / explains each precipitating factor (55 points – 18.3 points each clue).
Chapter Fourteen: Violent Behavior in Institutions
Readily accessible to clientele
Easy prey for people looking for money or drugs
Minimal security system
Institutional Culpability Cont.
Universities and their Counseling Centers
Counseling offices are isolated
Seung-hui Cho (Virginia Tech)
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990
Do not want bad publicity
Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 (Clery Act)
Believe they are immune from the threat because they are supportive and caring
Client may act aggressively if they feel they have little control over their treatment
Staff also need to set limits in a positive, firm, fair, and empathic manner
Staff Culpability Cont.
Staff members who are burned out are more likely to be assaulted than those who are not
46% of all assaults involved students or trainees and the incidence of assaults decreased as the workers gained experience
Health-care providers may be the victims of assaults but they may also become legally liable for their actions
Liability extends to the institutions and directors of those institutions
Failure to properly diagnose, treat, and control violent clients or protect third parties from assaultive behavior
One of the better predictors of who will be at risk to become violent is the collective judgment of clinical workers.
Violence Potential Assessment Instruments
Violence Screening Checklist–Revised (VSC-R)
Broset Violence Checklist (BVC)
Dynamic Appraisal of Situational Aggression (DASA)
Bases for Violence
Predisposing History of Violence
Bases for Violence Cont.
Presence of Interactive Participants
Commitment and Involvement
Hazard Prevention and Control
Threat Assessment Teams
Precautions in Dealing with the Physical Setting
Intervention Strategies Cont.
Record Keeping and Program Evaluation
Stages of Intervention
Avoidance of Conflict
Show of Force
The Violent Geriatric Client
The Violent Geriatric Client Cont.
Distinguishing between Illusions and Hallucinations
Follow-up with Staff Members
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