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Situational Awareness

Safety in the Community


Many workers experience an increased risk to their personal safety when their work takes them out into the community into people’s homes. Research shows that unsafe situations and violence can often be predicted and that an increased awareness of these factors is empowering for community-based workers to stay safe as they navigate their day. Building the skills to recognize potential issues that can arise outside of the office is essential for the safety of the worker and people they are serving. This class covers practical strategies to promote safety before leaving the house, while in the car, arriving at a location, meeting with someone in the community, and how to leave that meeting if necessary.

Learning Objectives

  • Build awareness of risk factors for violence

  • Explore warning signs of danger

  • Respond to unsafe situations in the street, in the home, and in the car

  • Evaluate personal safety practices and self-care

Board Accreditation

MN Board of Social Work

2.0 CEUs (CEP-275)

MN Board of Nursing

This activity has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements. However, the nurse is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

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