Everybody’s Business: Domestic Violence and the Workplace
Would you know how to identify and assist a domestic violence victim at work? Domestic violence is a dangerous and costly problem that lurks in the employee pool of nearly every business. This unique presentation offers professionals a foundational introduction to the issue, it’s impact on the workplace, and the proactive strategies that can prevent on-the-job violence. Beginning with an exploration of the definition, prevalence, types, and forms of intimate partner abuse, training participants will discuss the complex dynamics of abusive relationships and the repetitive sequences that it follows. Next, attendees will examine the effects of domestic violence “spillover” on employees, co-workers, and companies overall. Finally, participants will learn “The 3 R’s”, Recognizing, Responding to, and Referring employee victims of domestic abuse. Attendees will leave with a deeper understanding of domestic violence and it’s impact on the workplace, as well as practical skills for increasing job safety for all employees.