Domestic Violence Training Content for Managers
Management training should begin by using the same domestic violence awareness content in Training Content for Employees, Sections I to III. Then add the following sections for managers only.
B. Video or Oral Case Study
C. Understanding Domestic Violence
D. What Can We Do in the Workplace? Manager Version
- Workplace Responses
Describe more detailed management workplace responses, including
- Educate: The importance of distributing information and resources in worksites.
- Refer: Management referrals of victim-employees to internal resources (Human Resources, Employee Assistance Programs) and external domestic violence resources.
- Support: Policy-based responses to the workplace needs of victim-employees, including requests for time off and performance concerns. Include information on relevant state laws and internal procedures.
- Secure: Worksite specific actions that managers are required to implement when responding to threats of violence at work. Information on how to determine if a domestic violence threat is a workplace threat.
- Assisting at Work: Talking to an Employee Experiencing Violence
Provides information on how to talk to an employee about violence, addressing both concerns for the employee and performance problems. Addresses the limits of the supervisory role in responding to an victim-employee and outlines an approach that is work-focused, supportive and non-judgmental.
E. Looking to the Future
- Looking to the Future: Preventing Violence
Lay out the steps that managers can take in the workplace and the community to participate in ending domestic violence.
Summarize the basic learning points and provide managers with ways to get immediate information or help should they need it.