Chapter 11

Safety and Risk Management

Sharon C. LyterIn chapter 11,Safety and Risk Management, Sharon C. Lyter prepares field directors to educate students about personal safety.

In chapter 11, Safety and Risk Management, Sharon Lyter describes the status of safety training. There is not sufficient research on best practices for harm reduction. There is also no mandate in the accreditation standards to ensure that this important preparation takes place in order to protect students, staff, and clients. In light of her research, Lyter recommends changes in the next iteration of the accreditation standards related to field, and adds a practice behavior relevant to safety. The author guides field directors in educating students and field instructors about personal safety, necessary insurance, incident reporting, and management of risk factors.

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Blank, B. (2014. Safety first: Paying heed to and preventing professional risks. The New Social Worker. White Hat Communications. 
Newhill, C. E. (2003a). Client violence in social work practice: Prevention, intervention and research. New York: Guilford. 



Note: Cover design and material from Social Work Field Directors: Foundations for Excellence
by C.A. Hunter, J. K. Moen, and M. S. Raskin (Eds.), (2014) Chicago: Lyceum.
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