Health care workers are often subjected to violence on the job, which can range from shoving to shooting. As statistics point to a rise in attacks, attention is turning to the need for mental health resources and policy reforms.

Why Violence Against Nurses Has Spiked in the Last Decade

Alexia Fernández Campbell - The Atlantic

Here’s an alarming statistic: In the past decade or so, there has been a 110 percent spike in the rate of violent incidents reported against health-care workers. In one informal survey, as many as one-in-four nurses suggested that they had been attacked at work between 2013 and 2014 alone.

Security in a Church?

Josh Hershberger - The Church Law Institute

The recent explosion in shootings at public places is perhaps the most alarming current development in American society. Schools, universities, malls, theaters, and, yes, even churches are targets for such tragedies.

Workplace Violence Overview

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

The OSHA workplace violence website provides information on the extent of violence in the workplace, assessing the hazards in different settings and developing workplace violence prevention plans for individual worksites.