How Should Employers Respond to the “Covid Spike” in Domestic Violence?

Posted by Lynn Fairweather on Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Since Covid-19 lockdowns began in March of 2020, many companies have adjusted by offering “work from home” options for their employees, and some are now beginning to resume in-person business at stores, offices, and other facilities. However, recent studies indicate that reports of intimate partner abuse around the world have increased dramatically over the past few months, […]

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Tele-Commuting Protects Employees from Viruses, But Not from Violence

Posted by Lynn Fairweather on Monday, March 16, 2020

With the advent of the novel coronavirus (or COVID-19), many companies are choosing to let employees work from home in an effort to curtail the spread of illness. In most cases this is a prudent decision, but for people who are experiencing domestic violence, a mandate to self-isolate can be a virtual prison sentence. The […]

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Lynn Fairweather of Presage Training Speaking at GSX 2019

Posted by Brainjar Media on Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Don’t miss Lynn Fairweather of Presage Training speaking at the 2019 Global Security Exchange Conference. Lynn Fairweather will provide a lecture on Assessing and Managing the Domestically Violent Employee on Tuesday, September 10th from 2 PM to 4 PM at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Assessing and Managing the Domestically Violent Employee Statistically speaking, most […]

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Call It What It Is: Domestic Violence In The Workplace Strikes Again

Posted by Brainjar Media on Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Once again, it has happened in The Land of the Free. Again, several American families have lost a loved one, taken in a senseless act of targeted gun violence; this time, in a Chicago hospital. As is the case in 57% of mass shootings (Everytown for Gun Safety, 2017), this week’s bloodshed stemmed from the […]

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What Is The So-called “Boyfriend Loophole” in American Gun Laws?

Posted by Lynn Fairweather on Saturday, May 12, 2018

The so-called “Boyfriend Loophole”, present in the gun laws of many states, refers to a gap in existing legislation which prevents someone accused of domestic violence or stalking from purchasing a firearm. Under many current statutes, only married offenders are included in the prohibition; dating partners, co-habiting partners, and family members are excluded. New research […]

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Is Your EAP Mishandling Employee Related Domestic Violence?

Posted by Brainjar Media on Friday, April 13, 2018

Many corporations rely on an EAP, or Employee Assistance Program, to identify and help employees with complex life issues that may impact their job performance. Such issues include domestic violence (DV), which in America affects roughly 1 in 3 females and 1 in 6 males. It might surprise you to know that most DV victims […]

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3 (Big) Ways Domestic Violence is Hurting Your Business

Posted by Brainjar Media on Tuesday, February 7, 2017

  As a threat assessment and management consultant, I often face the challenge of convincing employers to heed potential workforce “time bombs,” including those they can’t hear ticking just yet. Sometimes new clients seek me out because a “personnel land mine” just exploded inside their organization, seemingly without warning. The danger I’m referring to comes […]

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Dark Matter: The Relationship Between Domestic Violence and Mass Murder

Posted by Lynn Fairweather on Monday, January 23, 2017

(Originally published on DomesticShelters.org – 1/23/17) On Jan. 10 of last year, a young man named Esteban Santiago stood outside the door of a bathroom being used by his girlfriend in Anchorage, Alaska. When she did not emerge upon demand, Esteban proceeded to kick the door in with enough force to split its wooden frame. […]

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The Intersection Between Domestic Violence And Animal Abuse

Posted by Brainjar Media on Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Wayne Man Faces Year In Prison After Beating 7-Month-Old Puppy To Death As a threat assessment and management professional and as a survivor of domestic violence that included animal abuse, I encourage all my colleagues to familiarize themselves with the link between these two issues. Subjects who intentionally abuse animals are highly likely to engage […]

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When Domestic Violence Becomes Public Violence

Posted by Brainjar Media on Sunday, August 21, 2016

On July 29th, nineteen-year-old Allen Ivanov attempted to reconcile with his ex-girlfriend, but she refused. The next day he opened fire at a Seattle house party, killing her and several other young people who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. The most appalling part is that the shooter had […]

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