Domestic violence does not remain “domestic” by staying at home when victims go to work. Homicide is the leading cause of death for women on the job. This violence poses a threat not only to the victims, but it also threatens the safety and well-being of co-workers and customers as well. Its effects are enormous.
For many victims, the workplace remains their only safe connection to the outside world and their only opportunity for achieving independence from the abuser. For their abusers, work remains the only place where the victim can be found after fleeing.
Employers play an important role in making the workplace safe for victims of domestic violence. A safe work environment includes clear human resource policies, manager training, security, flexible leave and benefit policies and employee education.
SFPC can help employers with training, policies and provide on-site advocacy if needed. Contact us to discuss how we can partner with you to make your workplace safe for victims of domestic violence to come forward.
We have speakers available to travel to schools, businesses, the Interfaith community and other organizations to increase awareness and understanding of family violence issues among children, teens and adults.
Speakers are available to discuss a range of topics relating to domestic abuse including:
In addition to individual sessions, staff can organize multiple sessions, train management staff and develop curriculum on domestic abuse and related issues. To schedule a Sojourner Family Peace Center Community Educator to present to your group, please call 414-276-1911.Transforming Lives Brochure Folleto de Transformando Vidas