S2 Webinar Dealing with Batterers FINAL by cjhawthorne

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Kim Wells
Executive Director
Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence
Introduction of Speakers
 Tim Parker
 Manager of Corporate Security
 L.L. Bean


 Dan Fallon
 Health Promotion and Wellness Consultant
 CIGNA


 Juan Ramos
 Senior Program Director, Domestic
 Violence Accountability Program
 Safe Horizon
    Resources to Respond to
   Batterers in the Workplace:
   An Employer’s Perspective




Tim Parker
Manager of Corporate Security
L.L. Bean
                      Proactive
• Pre-Employment Screening – Criminal Background Check

• Management Training, Resource and Response

• Employee Awareness
   – Orientation Expectations
   – Ongoing communication    Posters w/contact information
   – Management commitment & follow through
                        Reactive
Policy & Guidelines
  • Employee Arrested / Convicted of a Crime

  • Process Server

  • Protection Order - Individual & Shared

  • Policy Violations

  • Investigation of a Complaint

  • Sample L.L. Bean policies & guidelines
    available at: www.caepv.org/action/S2
                 Response Flow Chart




ACTION STEPS:
Gather Information
Conduct Risk Assessment
Involve Support Resources
Keep Victim Informed
Develop Action Steps
Implement Plan
Evaluate & Update
          Question & Answer




Tim Parker
Manager of Corporate Security
L.L. Bean
        The Role of the EAP
     in Dealing with Batterers
         in the Workplace




Dan Fallon
Health Promotion and Wellness Consultant
CIGNA
        Critical Success Factors
• Leverage of a multidisciplinary team approach
Critical Success Factors

      TEXT CHAT
   Who are the players in your
    multi-disciplinary team?
         Critical Success Factors
• Leverage of a multidisciplinary team approach

• Integrate education, training and consultation

• Strengthen relationships with community resource providers
    EAP Resources for Batterers
• Consultative tools and resources for managers

• Assessment, counseling and referral services

• Access to information, support and community resources
       Consultation for Managers
• Information and support

• Strategy development

• Referral and follow-up

• Crisis intervention
             Wellness Seminars
• Your Communication Style

• Keys to a Healthy Relationship

• Stress Management

• Conflict Resolution
Referrals to Community Resources
• Credentialed practitioners

• Dependent care, legal and financial assistance

• Responsible programs for batterers
          Question & Answer




Dan Fallon
Health Promotion and Wellness Consultant
CIGNA
   Batterers in the Workplace:
      A Batterer Program
    Provider’s Perspective



Juan Ramos
Senior Program Director
Domestic Violence Accountability Program
Safe Horizon
    What is a Batterer Program?

• Used as a tool of accountability by mandating sources to
  respond to domestic violence offenses.

• Provides attendance records and notifications of
  non-compliance to mandating sources.

• A responsible batterer program provider will always check
  with local battered woman advocates regarding policies
  and materials used.
       Why Not Refer a Batterer
       to Anger Management?
• “Anger Management” suggests the individual cannot
  control anger.

• Most batterers control anger very well when confronted
  with daily stressors.

• Most batterers are never abusive to strangers, co-workers
  or others   understanding that they will be held
  accountable.
              What Happens in a
              Batterer Program?
• Batterers hear information regarding domestic violence,
  including the role of the program, and the mandate they are
  expected to follow.

• Individual batterers can make changes to their behavior.

• Attendance does not indicate behavior change.

• A batterer may behave one way at the program
  and another way with the victim.
 How Would A Batterer’s Program
Work with an Employer and/or EAP?
 • Once aware of an incident, employers should have options
   for addressing the issue of an employee who is a batterer.

 • A program could be one tool used with an employee for
   violating a workplace violence or domestic violence in the
   workplace policy.
 How Would A Batterer’s Program
Work with an Employer and/or EAP?
 • Batterer programs can report attendance as an indication
   of whether or not an employee is taking the mandate and
   policies seriously.

 • Attendance does not mean change, it only shows the
   individual is responding to the mandate.
    “If I send my employee to a
Batterer Program, are they cured?”
Batterer programs should not be viewed as a cure for
abusers. They should be used to enforce rules and a zero
tolerance for domestic violence, which will promote social
change.

Focusing on batterer programs as a cure for abusers derails
energy and resources better placed on changing systems,
social norms and community response efforts.
         Question & Answer




Juan Ramos
Senior Program Director
Domestic Violence Accountability Program
Safe Horizon
 FINAL QUESTION & ANSWER




Kim Wells
Executive Director
Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence
        Concluding Remarks




Kim Wells
Executive Director
Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence
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