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Resources for Managing Personal Safety Concerns


The tragic events in Arizona have put a new strain on those working in congressional offices. CMF has reviewed available research, consulted with experts, talked with district and state directors, and offers the following guidance for managers in Congress. This is not security guidance. This is human resources advice – how to be proactive with personal safety, how to manage through a safety emergency, and how to address the concerns that now exist in congressional offices.

  1. View a webinar CMF conducted in conjunction with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the American Psychological Association (APA) for managers in congressional offices: Strengthening Emotional Well-Being and Personal Safety
  2. Four things managers can do immediately: Managing Personal Safety Concerns: 4 Things Managers Can Do
  3. From the California Psychological Association, “pdf A Legislator’s Guide: Communicating with Distressed Constituents.” (418 KB)