Discussing domestic violence can be difficult, especially in the workplace. But it is vital that organisations create an environment where employees feel safe to speak up, feel heard and supported. This starts with understanding and awareness at all levels of the organisation.
Our briefings are conducted by a member of our Open Support DFV Team who is an expert in the domestic and family violence space.
During the briefing we will cover:
- Definitions of domestic & family violence and common myths & misconceptions
- Information on how to recognise coercive or abusive relationships
- What support and assistance is available and how to access it
- How to respond when a friend/colleague or loved one discloses abuse
Our briefings run for 45mins to allow for question time. We suggest that the corporate organization organizes a morning tea or lunch and learn. We also suggest making it compulsory so people do not feel embarrassed to attend and the knowledge is shared with all. We can also proceed in an online environment should lock downs be in place.
For participating organisations, we can also offer linkage and referral guidance to HR departments to assist in responding and supporting employees who may be impacted.