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Workplace Violence

BEACON (Business Employee Assistance Consortium)
Bucks County Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.
Bailiwick Office Campus
252 West Swamp Road Unit 33
Doylestown, PA 18901

Fax: 215-230-8205

On-site assistance for companies that have experienced critical incidents (traumatic events, workplace accidents, violence and robberies) to help employees who are physically and psychologically impacted by the incident; debriefing services to both individuals and groups of employees.
Training tailored to meet organization's needs; provides knowledge and techniques for the management and resolution of workplace violence; goals are to make organization aware of the potential for violence, recognize early warning signs of a potentially violent person or situation, and build skills in conflict resolution, recording and reporting suspicious incidents to the appropriate channels.
9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
$90 per hour for direct service; $150 per hour for training.

Family Service Association of Bucks County
One Oxford Valley Suite 717
Langhorne, PA 19047-1824

Fax: 215-757-2115
Email: fsaofbc@aol.com

Three components are offered: Prevention focuses on creating a safe workplace environment and identifying and constructively managing problematic employees; the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides cost-effective professional services to employees to assist with job related stress or personal and family issues; Intervention is crisis intervention by a certified debriefing team following a traumatic incident; i.e., accidents, on-site violence, a co-worker's sudden or violent death, robbery, assault, a hostage situation, or a major layoff; Post-Intervention Follow-Up consists of individual and/or group counseling sessions as needed to ensure stabilization and minimize prolonged post-traumatic reactions.
Call for information 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
Fees are negotiable.

Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA)
2370 York Road, Suite B1
Jamison, PA 18929

Fax: 215-340-6260
24 HOUR HOTLINE: 1-800-675-6900

On-site assistance by trained clinicians for organizations, agencies, companies that have experienced violence, accidents, serious crime, or other traumatic events to help employees cope with the psychological impact; services provided for groups of employees and individuals;
24 hour availability.
Fees vary.
OPTIONS: Sexual harassment training program designed especially for the workplace that sets forth a practical, common sense definition of sexual harassment and its potential impact on the workplace; component for managers and supervisors includes prevention methods, measures to take to reduce workplace liability, and methods to restore productivity and morale in the event of allegations; component for employees includes methods to evaluate behavior that may or may not be harassment and how to use the employer's official complaint procedure to resolve sexual harassment issues; one three-hour session recommended for each component, but program can be tailored to fit needs of organization.
8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
Free introductory consultation; $40 per person, with flexibility.

PA/OSHA Consultation Program
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
210 Walsh Hall
Indiana, PA 15705-1087

Fax: 412-357-2385

Free consultation service for Pennsylvania employers who want help in recognizing and correcting safety and health hazards and improving their safety and health programs. Training and education provided for the employer, the employer's supervisors, and employees. Primarily targeted for smaller businesses in higher-hazard industries or with especially hazardous operations. Voluntary, confidential services, completely separate from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection effort and enforcement staff.

Penn Foundation Employee Assistance Program
520 Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 32
Sellersville, PA 18960

Fax: 215-257-6714

Provides evaluations, assessment, referral or brief counseling, training programs, management consultation and crisis intervention stress debriefing to contracted companies throughout the five county area.

Teleconference and Film Department
Bucks County Free Library
150 South Pine Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

Fax: 215-348-4760
Email: kingl@bucks.edu

Videos about work force issues, including sexual harassment and safety; videos can be sent to branch libraries; previews can be arranged.
9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday; messages can be left anytime.