Respect Personal Space

Be Aware of Your Position, Posture, and Proximity

It's important that you're aware of your position, posture, and proximity when interacting with a person in distress.

"Allowing personal space shows respect, keeps you safer, and tends to decrease a person’s anxiety. If you must enter someone’s personal space to provide care, explain what you’re doing so the person feels less confused and frightened." -Crisis Prevention Institute

Workplace Violence Prevention Program

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