Violence is behaviour causing harm by the use of force. The World Health Organization (WHO) divides violence into three-sub types which include self-directed violence, interpersonal violence and collective violence. Exposure to violence can have a lasting impact on a person’s physical, mental and emotional health. Violence has been linked to an increased risk of substance abuse, mental illness, as well as chronic and infectious diseases.
Learning Exchange: Supports for workers responding to overdoses in Ontario
This interactive session will include presentations and facilitated discussion on the current needs of workers experiencing grief and loss in the context of the current drug poisoning crisis, as well as practices, challenges and opportunities for supporting the health and well-being of workers.