First 100 Words
Battered employees often hide the pain at work. They may be embarrassed or afraid of losing their job. Do you or a coworker have bruises to hide, fears you can’t talk about? Most victims of domestic violence are women – wives or significant others, who deny what’s happening.
Do you or a coworker come in late, leave early, or miss work altogether, always with an excuse? Is domestic abuse the reason? Of the 5.3 million women abused each year, 1,232 are eventually killed by their partners, male or female. Recognition and intervention are critical to break the cycle of abuse. Abused workers are preoccupied, tense, and hyper-vigilant. This costs them, and their employer. Everyone loses. . . .
When To Use
Defines domestic abuse, increases awareness, what to do.
How to Use
Waiting rooms, health fairs, client sessions.