DHHS Workplace Violence Training
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Investigating Workplace Violence


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Are you ready for your first assignment as an investigative reporter?

Here's the way it will work:

  • First, you'll be directed to read one of several newspaper stories about an incidence of workplace violence.
  • Next, you'll "meet" your editor who will give you a research assignment based on the article you read.
  • Then, you'll have access to a "research library" to look up the answers to your editor's study questions and be given the option to use a "reporter's notebook" to take some notes as you do your research.
  • Finally, you'll "meet" with your editor again to report your findings. The editor will ask you some questions and watch out if you're not prepared -- he can be a real grouch!

Is This Your First Online Course?

If this is your first online course or if you need some reminders, go to the How To section and review the instructions for going through the class online. The instructions contain tips for getting around, saving your place in the course, and how to adjust the print size to make reading on your monitor screen comfortable.

Also, note the links at the top of each page. You can always go to the Course Home Page, Help, Table of Contents, or References from any page. If you click on the Exit link, you'll get a reminder to bookmark the page you're on so that you can come back to where you stopped to complete the course at a later time.

Would you like to hear some of the course information using the optional sound feature?

Yes! If so, you will be able to listen to some dialog, hear "your boss" talk, and listen to some newspaper articles being read by a "newscaster" in this course. The sound feature may make the course more interesting for you and might help you understand some of the emotions behind what people say and do in problem situations. And some people learn better when they hear things, rather than just read them. You can test the sound on the next page, download any players that may be necessary, and see if you'd like to use the sound option as you go through the course.

No Thanks! If you don't have sound on your computer, or you'd rather read the materials, don't worry though! The sound is not necessary to go through the class. Some people prefer to read the materials and others find that taking the time to listen to someone read what's on a page annoying! So, it's completely optional. Just click on the "No Sound" link at the bottom of this screen to go on with the course.

Too Slow! If you are using a dial-up connection to the Internet, choose the "No Sound" option, also, because the sound files are large and would take a long time to load. You'll be able to read all of the material that is played in the audio, so you won't miss out on any content. You can just click on the "No Sound" link at the bottom of this screen to go on with the course. And on future screens with options at the bottom, choose the "No Sound" option so your pages will load faster.

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