April 25, 2023

“You’re Not Alone” workplace violence prevention series: ways to protect yourself

Heather Kreth, PsyD, licensed clinical psychologist at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, and Captain Michael Pring of the Vanderbilt University Police Department, share helpful self-protection tips in the second installment of the ‘You’re Not Alone” video series. https://www.vumc.org/main/what-workplace-violence

With workplace violence rising, all are encouraged to visit for a wide variety of resources. If faced with a disruptive situation, keep your voice low in volume and be aware of your body language.

“There’s no wrong way to feel after dealing with workplace violence and that includes feeling scared,” Kreth says in the video. “Look out for yourself, and don’t hesitate to use provided resources for support, including the Vanderbilt University Policy Department.”

“VUPD is part of the patient care team,” Pring says. “You are not alone.”