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Peabody Properties Holds Personal Safety Plan Class: Practical Tips - Awareness & Prevention
The workshop was specifically customized for Peabody Properties by SaferPlaces, Inc., and covers such topics as danger signs, violence prevention, reaction preparation, personal safety plans, understanding personal space and body language, normalcy bias, active listening and other de-escalation techniques, security systems, and site safety plans. Included in the course is everything from highly-interactive role-playing to what steps someone should take post-incident, as well as additional resources to further learning on the topic.
This training, while not mandatory, is open to all employees, and will be offered again later on this year. Peabody Properties has committed to hosting at least three (3) classes for 2018. Hosted by Peabody University, one of the industry's premiere in-house training outlets and created by Peabody Properties, this course offers timely and topical education needed by employees in order to be successful in their job role and safe at work.
"This topic in particular can be difficult to broach initially to a group like this, but is necessary in light of the unfortunate violence impacting the home, the workplace and in our schools," said Kristin Pine, Director of Training & Education for Peabody Properties. "The safety of our employees is paramount, given the unfortunate fact that violence in the workplace is an issue of ever-growing concern in today's society. We would be doing a disservice to our employees if we didn't train on this subject.
"In providing this training, it's our goal to educate all of our employees, because every employee's safety matters. Period."
"Peabody Properties is a leader in this arena," said Sawyer. "They're really taking the initiative here, and providing opportunities to position their employees and residents to be as safe and prepared as possible. We were grateful to be asked to customize a full-day class on this important topic, and glad to see an employer like Peabody Properties setting this kind of example."
About Peabody Properties, Inc.
Peabody Properties is a full-service real-estate firm which manages more than 12,000 units of housing, primarily in New England. The award-winning, privately-held corporation and Accredited Management Organization (AMO) was incorporated in 1976, and is under the direction of Karen Fish-Will and Melissa Fish-Crane. In 1995, Peabody Properties recognized its long-term commitment to Resident Services as a unique area of expertise within the field of property management and established a new, specialty sector. Peabody Resident Services, Inc. (PRSI) is dedicated solely to the development of support services and programs for residents of affordable housing. Peabody Properties is designated as a Woman Business Enterprise (WBE), is certified by the Massachusetts State Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance (SOMWBA) and was recently ranked in the top 60 on the 2017 National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) Affordable 100 List, as well as a 2017 Top Place to Work by the Boston Globe and 2018 Glassdoor Best Place to Work. Peabody Properties maintains headquarters at 536 Granite Street, Braintree, MA 02184. The firm also has offices in New Jersey and Florida. For additional information, please visit http://www.peabodyproperties.com.
Photo caption (left to right): Peter Scott, facilitator;