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Domestic Violence: Intervention

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These 10 principles were developed by a national coalition of employer, labor, and government organizations and define a set of standards to guide workplace responses to domestic violence. The principles describe the attributes of a compassionate and comprehensive workplace response to domestic violence.
Authors: Legal Momentum
This report emphasizes the important role of public health and health care providers in preventing and responding to violence against women.
Authors: Minnesota Department of Health
September 2001
This paper seeks to define child abuse in organizations and institutions such as schools, churches, and residential facilities, and discusses the effect that abuse has on the children involved.
Authors: David A. Wolfe, Peter G. Jaffe, Jennifer L. Jette, Samantha E. Poisson
This tool, available on the “Workplaces Respond” website, will help employers create a workplace policy by guiding employers through a series of questions, offering a choice of model language based on a promising practice (which has the most protective language for employees) or, if applicable, language based on the law in the specific state or locality.
Authors: Workplaces Respond to Domestic and Sexual Violence: A National Resource Center
This fact sheet includes information on the impact of domestic and sexual violence on the workplace, why workplace protections are necessary, how the law protects victims, paid family leave, and domestic violence and unemployment insurance.
Authors: Legal Momentum
This guide advises supervisors on how to handle situations where a supervisor believes an employee is a victim of domestic violence, as well as where he or she believes an employee is a perpetrator of domestic violence, and what to do when one employee has a protection order against another.
Authors: Workplaces Respond to Domestic and Sexual Violence: A National Resource Center
This guide includes a summary of Blue Shield of California's human resources policies in support of a workplace response to domestic violence, offering model workplace policies.
Authors: Blue Shield Against Violence
Unions work to protect the health, safety and well-being of the workers they represent. Unions can be instrumental in ensuring that victims of domestic violence understand and access services, information and protections available to them.
Authors: American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
Updated July 2013
The first section of this guide outlines existing laws that provide domestic violence victims (and in some states, victims of sexual assault and stalking) time off from work to address the violence in their lives.
Authors: Legal Momentum
This guide will assist schools and school districts in developing comprehensive policies addressing healthy relationships and abuse intervention and response.
Authors: Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice