How does a typical training day with Domestic Abuse Business Support (DABS) work?
Most sufferers and survivors of domestic abuse, will be suffering in silence at work. So It's important to get the dialogue started and we do this before the training day, by suppling you with domestic abuse posters (see the examples above) to display around your workplace.
On the training day, our presentation on domestic abuse includes:
Domestic abuse myths.
A survivors story.
Importantly, this talk is given by people that have experienced domestic abuse first hand, but have now come through their experiences to lead positive, happy lives.
Did you know that 45.8% of abuse victims, described positive things happening, once they started to discuss their abuse?
We practice active listening, so that any employees, who identify as being in an abusive relationship, get the opportunity to talk about their situation in a confidential, one on one meeting with trained staff. We do not judge and we do not screen people.
It may be that an employee identifies as a perpetrator of domestic abuse. If so, they are also offered the help and support that they need.
Importantly, even if members of your team don't identify as being sufferers or survivors of domestic abuse, it's important that they learn to recognise the signs. This is because an incredible 90.8% of workers said that their domestic abuse, caused conflict and tension with their co-workers. And even worse than that, 25% of abuse victims co-workers are directly affected and reported being harmed and/or threatened.
We give people the information and support that sufferers or survivors need, to be able to reach out to organisations that can help and support them on their extended journey. This will depend on their personal situation, gender, sexual orientation, location, ethnic background and customs. Each case of domestic abuse is unique to the individual.
We offer ongoing advice and support to your business and to the staff that identify as sufferers and survivors of domestic abuse. We will provide you with an in depth, "Addressing Domestic Abuse In The Workplace," guide, that tells you all that you need to know about creating a robust workplace domestic abuse policy and dealing with affected staff. We also provide detailed safety plans for staff at risk. Our commitment to you and your staff will continue for the period agreed. At DABS, we believe in equal support for ALL victims of domestic abuse in the workplace.