Violence in the Workplace

Introduction Managing the Aftermath of an Incident
Policy Employee Responsibilities
  Examples of Prohibited Behavior Supervisor Responsibilities
  Warning Signs Management Responsibilities
  De-Escalating Threatening Behavior
Quick Reference Sheet
  Behavioral Intervention Team Online Training
  Being Prepared

Managing the Aftermath of an Incident

Police and other emergency response personnel will be available to manage all emergencies. Police will deal with criminal activity. However, it remains the responsibility of UC Santa Cruz employees, supervisors and managers to work together to try to normalize the workplace following an incident.

The aftermath of a violent situation can be traumatic, characterized by confusion and disorientation. The wave of uncertainty, panic and disbelief will pass and in its place will be the task of normalizing the workplace. Depending on the severity of the incident and the recommendations of the Behavioral Intervention Team, the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services will normally coordinate post incident normalization. Under most circumstances, this will include the involvement of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Managers will be expected to take the lead in initiating and participating in debriefings following a violent act, normally within 72 hours of an incident.