This webinar on Victim Safety Planning is presented by Dr. Kelly Watt. This webinar will discuss professionals’ and workplaces’ responsibilities related to victim safety planning. Victim safety planning is one of the major management strategies for all violence risk assessments and is a responsibility under both professional obligations and occupational health and safety regulations. However, it is often not given the attention it deserves or requires.
The vast majority of violence occurs in the context of a relationship with others including current or former intimate partners, family and friends, coworkers and supervisors, and clients or patients. Sometimes there is very little that can be done to intervene with a perpetrator of violence but a great deal that can be done to support a victim of violence.
This webinar will also provide an overview of best practices and challenging issues related to safety planning and will discuss how to build internal competencies in this area and when to rely on external resources.
– Overview of Victim Safety Planning and best practices
– The contact where violence occurs
– Building internal competencies and when yo rely on external resources
The fee for this training program is $100 and participants should expect to commit approximately 1.5 CE hours to completing this training program. At the end of the training program there will be a quiz that must be passed with a 70%. Once the course is completed participants will complete a course evaluation and then will be able to print their certificate of completion.
This webinar is intended for professionals that want to enhance their understanding in threat assessment and risk management, including those working in criminal justice, security, health care, social service, education, and human resources settings. This webinar is for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.
Upon completion of this webinar, participants should be able to:
– Describe professionals’ and workplaces’ responsibilities related to victim safety planning
– Describe best practices and challenging issues related to safety planning
– Describe how to build internal competencies in this area and when to rely on external resources.
About Dr. Kelly Watt
Dr. Kelly A. Watt obtained her BA in psychology at Simon Fraser and her MA and PhD in psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She worked as a Psychology Fellow at Vancouver Coastal Health between 2008 and 2010. She currently works as Threat Assessment Specialist at Protect International and a Workplace Consultant at Competence Center Bergen.
She is a member of the Mental Health, Law, and Policy Institute at Simon Fraser University. Her expertise is in the field of clinical-community-forensic psychology, with a special focus on violence risk assessment and management, victim safety planning, coordinated community responses, and threat assessment teams. She has co-authored more than 75 articles, chapters, reports, and presentations and is the co-author of manuals for risk assessment and safety planning, including the Risk for Sexual Violence Protocol (RSVP), and the Aid to Safety Assessment and Planning (ASAP).
She is currently the editor of Intelligence, the newsletter of the Canadian, American, European, and Asia Pacific associations of threat assessment professionals. She also currently serves the chair of special interest groups for the Canadian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals. She has provided over 120 invited presentations and workshops for mental health, law enforcement, corrections, security, victim services, social services, human resources, occupational health and safety, and legal professionals in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Continuing Education Credit
This Distance Learning Live Webinar is an online Training Program. To earn CE’s, you will have to complete the webinar quiz and evaluation for this Distance Learning Live Webinar. No partial credit is available. For this webinar, you will need to pass the webinar quiz with 70% correct and complete a webinar evaluation form to earn the certificate. You can take the test as many times as necessary to pass. Participants will earn 1.5 CE hour for completion once they have completed these requirements. Each participant will be able to print their CE certificate immediately after completing and passing the post-test and evaluation.
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