Workplace Violence Training Resources for Managers
How does your workplace currently respond to domestic violence? Managers are often the first to recognize and respond to domestic violence. A manager’s response is critical. What would you say to an employee who left early because of upsetting calls from home at least four times in the last month? The employee has worked for your company for five years and performs her job well. Domestic Violence in the Workplace Training Our training program is designed to enhance managerial awareness and skills in recognizing, responding and supporting employees who are victims of domestic violence. Managers also learn ways to create supportive environments for victims and options for reducing domestic violence in the workplace.
A key component of our training program includes the documentary "Telling Amy's Story" an emotional story about domestic violence. The film is based on a timeline of events leading up to a domestic violence homicide that occurred in State College, Pennsylvania in 2001. This part of our program reinforces the critical role of managers in recognizing, responding and supporting employee victims.
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Workplace Bullying Training Programs Our workplace bullying program empowers managers to feel comfortable addressing and responding to workplace bullying by learning practical strategies designed to reduce workplace violence and increase knowledge of anti-bullying workplace resources.
In response to numerous requests for workplace bullying training programs from nursing professionals, The Women's Center developed a program specifically addressing Workplace Bullying in Healthcare. This program is one of our most requested training programs. Here's why.. *Workplace bullying in healthcare threatens the safety and well-being of both patients and staff. (Longo, 2010) *Nurses bullied by other nurses are twice as likely to leave their position and three times as likely to leave the nursing profession. (Johnson 2009) *The Joint Commission requires accredited facilities to implement policies to address disruptive behaviors among healthcare workers. (Longo, 2010) Johnson, S.L. & Rea, R.E. (2009). Workplace Bullying: Concerns for Nurse Leaders. Journal of Nursing Administration, 39(2), 84-90. Longo, J., (Jan.31, 2010) "Combating Disruptive Behaviors: Strategies to Promote a health Work Environment" OJIN: Online Journal of Issues in Nursing Vol 15, No.1, Manuscript 5.
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Training
Sexual Harassment is a form of sexual violence. According to the CDC, sexual violence refers to sexual activity where consent is not obtained or freely given.
Rape and sexual assault were reported to police at the lowest percentage (24%) when compared to other violence crimes in the workplace. Duhart, D. (2001). Violence in the Workplace, 1993-99. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Available at http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/vw99.pdf.
Our program helps managers gain awareness and skills to prevent and address sexual harassment while supporting victims in the workplace. A pre and post-test is included in our curriculum.
Social Media Violence in the Workplace
What is social media violence? Using social media technology to commit acts of violence including sexual assault and harassment, domestic violence, and workplace bullying.
Our program helps managers to identify potential consequences and strategies for balancing employee social networking while mitigating organizational risk. Managers learn a proactive approach to help employees avoid social networking abuse and learn how to support a targeted employee.
Social Media Violence
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Our Workplace Violence Programs are offered to employers at no cost. The Women's Center gladly accepts donations for our education services.