DID YOU KNOW?
1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in the United States have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate Partner. For more information go to http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/nisvs_report2010-a.pdf
According to information provided by the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV), in a survey of senior corporate executives, 56% reported they were aware of an employee who has been affected by domestic violence.
Also from OPDV, 94% of corporate security directors rank domestic violence as a high security problem at their company. For more information go to http://opdv.ny.gov/professionals/workplace/dv-workplace-handbook.html
EAP Can Help
For the employee effected by interpersonal violence we offer professional and confidential assistance. Our staff provides information and referrals to the appropriate community service providers who have the experience and resources necessary to provide for the safety, physical, emotional and legal concerns of the individual.
For the employer we provide education and training about domestic violence, information about the importance of a coordinated response, effective policies and procedures to address the issue of domestic violence.
This year Wear Purple Day is Thursday, October 20th. For more information on the Shine the Light Toolkit go to http://opdv.ny.gov