Introduction to Webinar Technology David Lee Facilitator Director of Prevention Services Prevention Connection Manager CALCASA How to Use This Technology Raise Hand Q&A Text Chat PowerPoint Slides Technology • For trouble on the Web please send a private chat • You can call iLinc technical assistance at 800-799-4510 • For other information, call CALCASA at 888-922-5227 WELCOME 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 S2 Group Listserve To join, send an email to SaferSmarterWorkplacefirstname.lastname@example.org Complete the Survey Soon you will receive a link to an online evaluation – please take a moment to provide us with feedback. Save the Date! The next S2 Webinar will be: August 25, 2009 The topic will be determined by your responses!
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