Domestic violence is a serious issue that can have devastating effects on every facet of a person's life. In the workplace, it can lead to problems such as absenteeism, tardiness, decreased productivity, increased turnover, and even incidents of abusive individuals harassing or attacking a partner at work.
As your staff is your organization’s greatest asset, it's vital to foster the health and security of everyone in your workplace. To help you increase safety and decrease the risk of domestic violence incidents occurring in your organization, read “Domestic Violence Statistics and Your Workplace,” which raises awareness about the effects of domestic violence. “Domestic Violence Affects All of Us” is another helpful resource on the importance of developing policies and procedures for increasing workplace safety.
The following articles and resources also contain a wealth of information about preventing and addressing domestic violence issues. Please note that while CPI does not endorse the external resources, we believe that they may be helpful to you in your efforts to address this profound concern.
United States Resources
Funding Organizations - Canada
Other International Resources
“Every individual on this earth deserves to be treated with compassion, understanding, and the right to keep their dignity intact. This can be difficult to honor at times when someone loses control of their behavior, but that’s where Rational Detachment and not taking it personally really kicks in. What has helped me be able to do this well goes back to the first day I was introduced to Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training. I was a participant before becoming a Certified Instructor (and before working for CPI), and over the years I have had so many opportunities to use what I learned way back then. Today, I live the skills automatically. It’s an honor to have been given those skills to live the philosophy of treating others the way I want to be treated.”