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When Domestic Violence Goes To Work
Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
When Domestic Violence Goes To Work: The Impact of Domestic Violence in the Workplace
8:00am-9:00am - Registration & Check-In (with coffee & muffins)
9:00am-12:00noon - Seminar
Pre-Approved for 3 General Hours of HRCI Recertification Credit
On October 25, 2012, Safe Harbor’s “The Impact of Domestic Violence on the Workplace” seminar presented by Bon Secours at the Kroc Center will provide vital training and resources for management, first line supervisors, human resources, security, EAP personnel who are interested in developing an employee policy or program that addresses the issue of violence, providing support and safety for their staff. Retired FBI Special Agent, Stephen Romano, M.A., will serve as our expert speaker and trainer for this event. Register before October 15 to take advantage of the early bird discounted registration fee!
Domestic violence often does not stay at home when its victims and abusers go to work. It can follow them, bringing its violent behavior into the workplace. Conservative estimates indicate that one out of four women will be a victim of domestic violence. Since there can’t be a victim without an offender, the chances of a victim and/or an offender being present in your workplace is quite likely. Domestic violence and its spillover effects are quickly becoming a major issue of concern in today’s workplaces at a cost of over $4 billion per year in lost productivity, increased healthcare costs and absenteeism.
This presentation is designed to provide a basic awareness of the psychological and social dynamics of domestic violence. It will help the spectrum of corporate professionals (management, first line supervisors, human resources, security, EAP) recognize and address the initial signs of abuse and identify best practices for effective intervention and support actions. The workplace is an ideal setting for victims and abusers to get help and support, as they are likely spending at least 8 hours per day at work. Organizations that confront domestic violence in the workplace have the power to save lives and money.
· Define domestic violence in all its forms
· Learn the scope of domestic violence and its impact on the workplace
· Become familiar with the Cycle of Violence
· Learn the typology of a victim; why do they stay?
· Learn the typology of an abuser (batterer)
· Understand the dynamics of the “Power and Control Wheel”
· Recognize the possible workplace indicators of abuse
· Know how to respond and refer; what to say to a victim
· “Silent Storm” DVD
· The corporate response; become familiar with best practices
· Learn how to create awareness through training
· Understand the components of a workplace violence prevention program
· Define “zero tolerance”
· Understand the principles of threat assessment and management in the workplace
· Become familiar with workplace safety plans
· “When Lightning Strikes” – Tabletop Exercise
· Safe Harbor – A Community Resource
Pre-Approved for 3 hours of HRCI Recertification Credit
HRCI Disclaimer:"The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit."
When & Where
Safe Harbor is a nonprofit organization serving victims of domestic violence and providing domestic violence education and prevention services in the Upstate of Saouth Carolina. To learn more about Safe Harbor, visit www.safeharborsc.org.