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Violence Prevention

Last Updated: December 15, 2017
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What Constitutes Workplace Violence?

While workplace mass murder by a disgruntled employee attracts media attention, thankfully it is an infrequent event.  It is harassment, bullying, threats, stalking, intimidation, domestic violence and other forms of negative behavior and physical violence that are the more common manifestations of workplace violence.  If not acted upon, these behaviors may possibly escalate into more serious violence.

What Constitutes Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October)

The Domestic Abuse Prevention Campaign is an awareness campaign developed to provide information to support prevention, intervention, and services to an Army community willing to address and stop the tolerance of domestic violence.
Read more in this STAND TO! article (AKO CAC required). External Link 

US Department of Justice Domestic Violence External Link

National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health Domestic Violence  External Link


Find additional resources on violence prevention on the Women's Health Portal Violence Prevention web page.

Other places to look for further information on Workplace Violence:

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Workplace Violence Prevention Strategies External Link

NIOSH Downloadable Videos describing Violence on the JobExternal Link

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Risk Factors and Prevention Strategies for Violence in the WorkplaceExternal Link