Coping When Domestic Violence and Abuse Enters the Workplace

Since COVID, incidents of domestic violence and family abuse have increased. Although it’s challenging to attain accurate statistics, in New York City since the lockdown calls to domestic violence hotlines increased by 300% and domestic violence cases increased by 49%. It has been a very challenging time for our victims and their children. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control,) one in 4 women and one in 10 men experience Domestic violence prior to COVID. This violence can take various forms: physical, emotional, sexual, or psychological. The Department of Labor reports that victims of domestic violence lose nearly 8 million days of paid work per year in the U.S., resulting in a $1.8 billion loss in productivity for employers.
The pervasiveness and severity of domestic violence impacting the workplace demands the attention of employers, managers, human resources and security staff.

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Attendees will learn: -How to identify signs of Intimate Partner Abuse, Domestic Violence and Family Abuse in the workplace. -Learn how to respond sensitively and confidentially when employees disclose abuse. -Assist employees attain support, services and referrals. -Create a plan to help employees support one another in the workplace
About this speaker: Victoria is a wellness psychotherapist, with a private practice in NYC. She started her practice in 2014 and brings over 15 years of mental health experience to Type A New Yorkers, who are on the front lines of corporate America. Her speciality is treating people with high functioning anxiety who struggle with self-care and finding meaning and balance in their work lives. Victoria is an outsourced Chief Wellness Officer for many companies in NYC, helping companies create a culture of compassion by implementing tailored wellness workshops and individualized employee wellness coaching. Victoria connects holistic psychotherapy, modern science, and mindfulness meditation her workplace wellness programs.
Provider's Education: BA in Liberal Arts from Colgate University, Graduated from Columbia University’s School of Social Work, Certification in Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from NYU;s Institute for Psychoanalytic Education, Certification in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and is a Certified Health Coach from The Institute of Integrative
Provider's Experience: Experienced Corporate Wellness Officer
Speaker Topic:
Financial Wellness
Mental Health
Celebrity or Keynote
Working From Home
Humorous, Funny
Building Awareness For:
Heart Health (February)
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Women's History (February)
Financial Literacy (April)
National Volunteer (April)
Brain Tumor Awareness (May)
Mental Health Awareness (May)
National Stroke Awareness (May)
Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness (June)
Workplace Safety (June)
Sarcoma Awareness (July)
National Yoga (September)
Hispanic Heritage Month (September)
Breast Cancer Awareness (October)
National Arts & Humanities (October)
National Disability Employment Awareness (October)
Movember - Men's Health (November)
LGBTQ/Pride (June)
Other Critera:
Available as Webinar
Recording is OK
Available as In-Person Event
Available Nationwide
Willing to Travel
Offered in Spanish
Offered in other languages
For Call Centers
Especially for Men
Especially for Women
HRA/VEBA eligible
For 3rd Shift
For Retreats
Duration of event (in hour increments): 1 hour
Equipment buyer needs to provide: None
Equipment provided by vendor: None
Post event tools included: YES
Includes pre-event consultation: Yes