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DOMESTIC & WORKPLACE VIOLENCE SITUATIONAL RESPONSE TRAINING

Creating A Corporate Culture To Stand Against Domestic Violence

 We strive to be your Provider of Choice for domestic and workplace violence  situational preparedness education and training. We provide our BRaaV Employer Partners with a 360 degree virtual view of domestic violence and the ability to look at this epidemic though multiple lenses.  We shine light on the taboo topic of domestic violence and teach your team how to have safe effective communication about such a sensitive and deeply personal matter. 


The object of this unique approach is to create a network of employers, staffed by trained domestic violence advocates. One set of eyes and ears are not enough. To end this epidemic will take an army of advocates who are trained to recognize the signs and educated about how to have the crucial conversations at the first sign of trouble.  


As an employer it is the Foundation's mission to give you the tools to be proactively prepared to respond should the need arise. We want you to have the information necessary on hand to  become  a resource for employees faced with domestic or intimate partner violence.  The best way to do that is to ensure proper emergency reporting and response measures are in place. Reassure your staff that your workplace is a safe space .

Our training programs and workshops serve businesses and organizations of all sizes to provide education, and the tools necessary to proactively develop a Domestic/Workplace Violence Response plan.  In turn, employees who are faced with domestic or intimate partner violence outside of the workplace can be assured that there are resources available and that they are safe to report abuse to the employer without fear of judgment, retaliation or job loss.  As an employer this instantly gives you front line awareness of potential risks and allows time to ensure the safety of all. 

Ongoing training, candid conversations and a corporate culture committed to proactive safety planning are the keys to a successful Domestic Violence Response Plan.





For immediate access to resources in your local area contact:

24 hour NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

www.TheHotline.Org

THE STATISTICS

 The Department of Labor reports that victims of domestic violence lose nearly 8 million days of paid work per year in the U.S., resulting in a $1.8 billion loss in productivity for employers. 

* 21 percent of full-time employed adults said they were victims of domestic violence and * 74 percent of that group said they’ve been harassed at work.

According to 2013 research study conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

* 65 percent of companies don’t have a formal workplace domestic violence prevention policy, . 

* 20 percent offer training on domestic violence

* 16 percent of organization had a domestic violence incident in the past 5 years

* 19 percent had and issue in the past year

* 22 percent did not know


These statistics show, we have work to do. We must work together. If you are ready to Take a Stand and become a BRAAV Employer, we'd love to talk with you. 

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dispelling myths, raising awareness and providing training

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ENDING THE STIGMA OF AN EPIDEMIC

We will make the workplace a safe space for all by ensuring that employers have a proactive response plan in place to address the needs of employees who are faced with domestic or intimate partner violence. 

We will  create an environment within our partnering organizations where it is safe to disclose abuse and/or obtain resources without feelings of shame, embarrassment, and fear of retaliation or job loss.  We will do all of this by dispelling myths, raising awareness, and providing training to business owners, managers and employees.

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Statistics

The Department of Labor reports that victims of domestic violence lose nearly 8 million days of paid work per year in the U.S., resulting in a $1.8 billion loss in productivity for employers. 

* 21 percent of full-time employed adults said they were victims of domestic violence and * 74 percent of that group said they’ve been harassed at work.

According to 2013 research study conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

* 65 percent of companies don’t have a formal workplace domestic violence prevention policy, . 

* 20 percent offer training on domestic violence

* 16 percent of organization had a domestic violence incident in the past 5 years

* 19 percent had and issue in the past year

* 22 percent did not know

These statistics show, we have work to do. We must work together. If you are ready to Take a Stand and become a BRAAV Employer, we'd love to talk with you. 

SURVIVAL IS A RESPONSIBILITY

Domestic Violence isn't just a cause for me. It is part of my story.  After nearly two years, I emerged from my cocoon,  healthy, healed and whole. I had lived over 40 years in the dampness and darkness of low self-esteem and fear. 

Now that I am FREE, I have a RESPONSIBILITY to go back. 

I ADVOCATE, so that the world sees that the face of domestic violence may be hiding in plain sight. It is her, I am she, we are one in the same. This is My Story: