Consequences of workplace violence impact staff morale, recruitment and retention, and ultimately the quality and delivery of patient care. Witnessing violence can also contribute to feelings of helplessness, loss of control and unpredictability in the workplace.
“We created The Safety and Violence Education (SAVE) program initially in 2001 as a prevention program for a local community-based mental healthcare facility serving high-risk adults. In 2004, the Safety and Violence Education (SAVE) program was chosen as mandatory training for the rollout of over 74 New York State mental health Assertive Community Treatment teams, and was sponsored by the New York State Office of Mental Health."
Robert Weisman, D.O.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry University of Rochester Medical Center