At Safe Horizon, we know that domestic violence impacts thousands of working women and men every day, and affects the financial strength of the companies for which they work. Through training, education, and public awareness, SafeWork is Safe Horizon’s national movement that challenges corporate leaders to recognize domestic violence in the workplace and supports their efforts to take action in addressing it.
About Safe Horizon
Safe Horizon is the nation’s leading victim assistance organization, having served millions of people who have been touched by violence. Whether we are responding to child abuse, domestic violence, or other violent crimes, we provide the practical tools, emotional support, education, and advocacy to help victims and their families heal and rebuild their lives.
Our services are models for programs across the country and around the world, and our staff provide critical technical assistance, education, and training to service providers, government organizations, law enforcement, corporations, and the media. Our experience of more than three decades has positioned us as national leaders, and we are sought out as experts on violence and victimization.
Domestic Violence in the Workplace
- Domestic violence costs nearly $6 billion each year in aggregate costs, including more than $4.1 billion in direct medical and mental health services and $1.8 billion in productivity losses.
- More than 1 in 4 women (26%) in the workplace identify as being a victim and 1 in 4 (24%) know a coworker who is a victim.
- 74% of domestic violence survivors are harassed by their partner while they are at work.
- 90% of employees think company representatives should be trained in recognizing the warning signs of domestic violence.
- 80% of employees of Fortune 1500 companies witness the negative impact that domestic violence has on employee productivity.
SafeWork Education and Training
Leveraging our expertise as national leaders in responding to domestic violence, Safe Horizon has developed a comprehensive, customizable, and interactive training program to educate employees on how to better recognize the signs of domestic violence among their colleagues, and how to respond appropriately and sensitively.
SafeWork Content Overview
Training content will be tailored to your population and specific needs within your company, but may include:
- Introduction to domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault: definitions, dynamics, prevalence, and impact on victims and their families
- Domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault as workplace issues, how these types of violence may enter into the workplace, directly or indirectly
- The Recognize, Respond, Refer model
- Best practices related to fostering healthy family connections
- Resources available for victims of domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault
Safe Horizon has provided trainings for companies such as the National Basketball Association, Major League Basebell, Verizon Wireless, TJX Companies, PVH, USI Holdings Corporation, Best Buy, Avon, Allstate, and others.
To learn more contact Laura Davies, Director of Corporate Partnerships, at firstname.lastname@example.org.