Workplace Bullying and Violence: Tactical and Ethical Guidance for Social Work

Apr 24, 2020 08:30am -
Apr 24, 2020 04:00pm

Event Type: Training
Category: Training/Workshop

Registration Instructions

Workplace Bullying and Violence: Tactical and Ethical Guidance for Social Work



Incidents of workplace bullying and violence have intensified over the past decade, particularly in health and behavioral health settings. Their presence interferes with all that these settings strive to be; safe, client-centered, quality-driven, and approached through an interprofessional team effort. In addition, practitioners are being exposed to concerning levels of risk, plus trauma from each incident.


This presentation explores the varied dynamics of two concerning disrupters for workforce, workplace bullying and violence. Focus will be on the scope and incidence of both issues as they impact the social work field instruction community.  Tactical guidance will be provided on how to identify and manage bullying boss and leadership situations, violence on the job, plus workforce resilience strategies. Special attention will be placed on how bullying contradicts with professional ethical codes and standards of practice across the social work profession. Attendees will be introduced to emerging laws and industry initiatives, plus unique strategies to empower their ability to manage these oppressive, traumatic, and often fatal behaviors.

Behavioral learning objectives:

  1. Explore the demographics and manifestations of workplace bullying

  2. Identify how workplace violence impacts the health and behavioral health industry.

  3. Explore new dimension of trauma for health care sector victims.

  4. Review current legislative and professional initiatives for both disrupters

  5. Provide strategies to empower workforce resilience, and

  6. Discuss way to enhance safety across practice settings


Relevance to Social Work And Allied Health and Behavioral Health:

Bullying has fostered a dangerous culture of silence in the industry, one impacting patient safety, and quality of care delivery. This behavior also poses long term behavioral health implications for professional exposed to it, whether directly or vicariously. Add the escalating numbers specific to workplace violence and the trends speak to an atmosphere of safety and quality in the health care workplace, which puts both clients and professionals at risk.


Attendees will earn 6.0 Category I Contact Hours, including 6.0 Category I Contact Hours of Ethics.

6 CCM ethics CEs pending approval



  • Arrival time is 8:00-8:15; Seminar is 8:30am-4:00pm
  • This is a virtual training. An access code will be sent to registrants prior to the beginning of the training.



Ellen Fink-Samnick, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP

Registration Fees - includes CE certificate (emailed after training)

NASW Member    $100
Non-Member       $143



This will be a virtual training. Registrants will be sent an online access code prior to the training.



Please plan to login by 8:15am. The training begins at 8:30 am and ends at 4:00 pm.



If you choose the "Bill Me" option during checkout, please mail payment within 7 days of registering in order to hold your seat. You will receive a confirmation email with your purchase information following checkout; this will serve as your invoice, no other invoices will be provided.


Checks should be made out to NASW Virginia and mailed to:

4860 Cox Road, Suite 200
Glen Allen, VA 23060


If a registrant cancels more than 10 days before the event, a refund will be issued by check or credit back to your credit card, minus a 10% administrative fee.


If cancelation occurs less than 10 days prior to the event, no refund will be issued but you may request a credit towards a future training to be used within 1 year of the cancelation date. Call the Chapter Office (804-204-1339) to cancel within 10 days of the training. A request for credit may be granted at the discretion of the Executive Director in case of a documented emergency.



Individuals who require assistance under the ADA for participation in this training should contact NASW-VA at least 30 days prior to the start of the training.  Please call the Chapter office at 804.204.1339 to discuss your needs or any concerns with a member of the staff.  


Children under the age of 18 are not permitted into any NASWVA sponsored trainings or events, without prior written consent by the chapter. For special situations and/or circumstances, please call or email the chapter office.    


Early registration ends on 12/9/2019.
Regular registration starts on 12/10/2019 and ends on 4/22/2020.
Late registration starts on 4/22/2020.
All times are 12:00am (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 6 CE Hours
Member Fee: $100.00$100.00$100.00
Non-Member Fee: $143.00$143.00$143.00