More Information About Workplace Safety

The first link will take you to a Press Release regarding Congressman Moore's attempt to create a bill to improve Social Worker safety.  The bill is in response to the death of Terri Zenner, a Social Worker from KS who was murdered on 08/17/2004.

http://moore.house.gov/nr.asp?nr_id=384

http://www.socialworkers.org/profession/centennial/violence.htm

This link will take you to an article on predicting and dealing with violence.  It was written for Social Workers.

http://ssw.unc.edu/fcrp/cspn/vol3_no2.htm

Security Training Helps Deflect Assaults http://www.socialworkers.org/pubs/news/2001/06/security.htm

Congress presents a resolution to raise awareness about the importance of social worker safety.

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:H.+Con.+Res.+278:

Fried Social Worker Blog

http://friedsocialworker.net/blog/31/violence-against-social-workers/

 

 

 

A little about my training and experience:  I graduated from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in 1979 and I spent 12 years in law enforcement. I  have a bachelor’s degree in psychology, two master’s degrees in psychology and I have a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. I am a former crisis worker, a former social worker, a hostage negotiation instructor, and I worked for 2 years on a psychiatric unit in a maximum security prison.

 

My Publications:

Holbrook, M. I., White, M. H., & Hutt, M. J. (1994). “Increasing awareness of sleep hygiene in rotating shift workers: Arming law enforcement officers against impaired performance. Perceptual and Motor Skills 79: 520 - 522.

Holbrook, M. I., White, M. H., & Hutt, M. J. (1995). “The Vengeance scale: Comparison of groups and an assessment of external validity. Psychological Reports 77: 224 - 226.

Holbrook, M. I. (1997). “Anger Management Training in Prison Inmates. Psychological Reports(81): 623 - 626.

Holbrook, M.I. (2012). The Annual Resiliency Review and Personnel Management. Command Post Summer, 2012: 18-25.

Holbrook, M. I.  (2003).  " A Parenting Guide®." 

Holbrook, M. I.  (1999).  " Suicide Assessments for Crisis Workers." 

Holbrook, M. I.  (1995).  The Vengeance Scale: A Comparison of Groups and an Assessment of External Validity, (1995). Psychological Reports, 77, 224 - 226.

 Johnson, D. and Holbrook, M. I. (1994).  "Students: Beware of Opinions Masquerading as Facts": On fostering awareness of textbooks' limitations in the history of psychology course. This paper was selected for presentation at the June, 1994 Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social sciences, conference in Montreal, Quebec.

Holbrook, M. I.  (1995).   "Anger: Don't let it Break You Up." Anger - "Y" was written and published as a cognitive-behavioral treatment program for use with adolescents in a group therapy setting.

Holbrook, M. I.  (1995).   "Anger: Don't let it Break You Up." Anger - "I" was written and published as a cognitive- behavioral treatment program for use with prison inmates in a group therapy setting. This program is currently in use in the Alabama Department of Corrections.

Holbrook, M. I.   Anger Management Training in Prison Inmates. Psychological Reports, 1997, 81, 719 - 722.

 Holbrook, M. I.  (2005).  Reliability and Rationality Among Crisis Clinicians in the Prediction of Suicide.

Holbrook, M. I.  (2002).   Suicide Risk Assessment and Prevention in City and County Jails.

Holbrook, M. I.  (2003).   Truth Hurts. Law Enforcement News,  29, (601), 11.

Holbrook, M. I.  ( 2004).  Ethics and sleep deprivation. Law Enforcement News,30, (626), 11.

 
   
 
 

"The best way to manage client violence is to prevent it."


 
 
 
 

Call 207.373.1480 or email me at admin@social-work-safety.com