Workplace Education and Training on Domestic and Sexual Violence
Implementation of strategic responses to domestic and sexual violence is a work-related need with a bottom line impact.
Domestic and sexual violence training can be effective. In a study of a workplace domestic violence prevention program, for example, employees were much more likely to use counseling services after training. And the absenteeism of employees experiencing violence who used counseling was significantly reduced after participating.1 Simple methods that get information to employees can have a longer-term impact on day-to-day goals than workplaces may realize.
Educational methods can be varied, adapting to changing needs. Mainstreaming content into other trainings (e.g., sexual harassment training, health and safety training) or information channels is one efficient alternative. Review the suggestions on content, methods and resources for more ideas.
- Training and Education Methods
- Tips for Effective Workplace Education
- Domestic Violence Content
- Training Exercises: Responding to Employees Who Experience Violence
- Urban, B.Y. (2000). Anonymous Foundation Domestic Abuse Prevention Program Evaluation: Final Client Survey Report. Chicago, IL: The University of Illinois at Chicago.