Cameron University to host Workplace Violence Prevention Forum

Cameron University will present a workplace violence prevention forum on Tuesday, October 15, at 2 p.m. in the CETES Conference Center.  Amy Morgan, founder and director of Academy Hour, will present “Why the Violent Ending?” to open the forum. The event is open to the public at no cost.

Workplace violence doesn't just involve an angry, dismissed employee showing up with an assault rifle. In reality, two million assaults and threats of violence against Americans in the workplace occur annually. This session will discuss the most frequent types of workplace violence and the offenders, signs to watch for, and some reasons behind the violent behavior, as understanding why someone does something can often help serve as a predictor of future behavior.

Following her keynote presentation, Morgan will join John DeBoard, Director of Public Safety, Cameron University; Danny Ford, Chief of Police, Duncan Police Department; and James T. Smith, Chief of Police, Lawton Police Department, for a question-and-answer session.

Morgan is the founder and director of Academy Hour, a training provider that offers mental health and leadership courses to law enforcement, first response teams and public safety personnel. She previously served as the training officer for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Morgan is certified as a Law Enforcement First Responder and is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association.

She is a member of the International Public Safety Association's Mental Health Committee and serves as a subject matter expert and presenter of leadership and mental health training sessions for the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training, the International Public Safety Association, and the Justice Clearinghouse. Morgan also serves as a curriculum developer and instructor of mental health courses for the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training in Oklahoma.

Morgan is a certified trainer for Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training and is trained as a QPR (Question Persuade Refer) trainer as well as a Crisis Prevention Institute Non-Violent Physical Crisis Intervention trainer. She holds a Master of Science degree in Counseling and a Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Sciences. Morgan is pursuing a Ph.D. in Psychology.

The  workplace violence prevention forum is a feature presentation of the “Justice for All” series presented by the Cameron University Department of Social Sciences and the School of Graduate and Professional Studies.

The event is sponsored by the Bill Burgess, Jr. Business Research Center and support of the GEO Group Endowed Lectureship in Criminal Justice and Sociology.

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October 8, 2019