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Behavioral Threat Management & Violence Prevention

VA develops and implements policy for employee violence prevention. Find out more about VA's violence prevention in health care facilities.

Violence Prevention programs include the Behavioral Threat Management Program and the Prevention and Management of Disruptive Behavior.

Behavioral Threat Management Program

The program objectives are:

  • To develop a Veterans Health Administration (VHA)-wide Intranet-based and secure reporting system for incidents of disruptive, threatening, and violent behavior involving both patients and employees.
  • To develop a “community of practice” among the Disruptive Behavior Committees that have been formed in most VHA facilities.

Prevention and Management of Disruptive Behavior

The program objectives are:

  • To ensure that that the Prevention and Management of Disruptive Behavior Employee Training Program reflects the best and most up-to-date practices in the field and addresses the risks to VHA employees working in the constantly evolving setting for health care delivery.
  • To enhance the Prevention and Management of Disruptive Behavior training methodology, including the use of Web-based learning to standardize the employees' knowledge base and ensure that all VHA staff have needed information.