Authors retain copyright. Definitive version in KCA Journal (Kentucky Counseling Association), (29)1, 39-43, October 2010.


Workplace violence has been increasing in the United States for the past several decades. It affects everyone, not just those who have direct experience with it in employment situations. The authors describe the extent of the problem and provide recommendations regarding how managers and helping professionals can help prevent violent and abusive behavior from occurring in the workplace. They also describe proven strategies for effectively dealing with these kinds of incidents when they do materialize.


Human Resources Management | Organizational Behavior and Theory | Student Counseling and Personnel Services