A Day in the Life: Training Overview
A Day in the Life, The Penn State Community at Work: Workplace Responses to Domestic Violence is a comprehensive three-hour training program designed for University employees and students. At University Park the training program is presented by staff of the Centre County Women’s Resource Center. On all other Penn State campuses the program will be presented by staff of your local domestic violence agency.
The training consists of three modules.
- Module One provides basic information about the dynamics of domestic violence, including the power and control wheel and the cycle of violence. This module also answers frequently asked questions such as “why doesn’t she leave” and “how would I know if a co-worker was in a violent relationship.”
- Module Two is the lifeline case study of a domestic violence homicide which is based on the information gathered from the fatality review and the criminal investigation.
- Module Three is designed to address domestic violence issues in the workplace. Participants will learn how to talk to suspected victims, how to identify appropriate referral sources, and how to provide assistance to battered women. The module will advise employers and co-workers of both the batterer and the abuser.
Goals and Objectives:
- Increase awareness and understanding of domestic violence and how it affects people at home and work
- Increase opportunities for participants to access resources
- Increase knowledge about how to best support abused employees in the workplace
- Educate participants about best workplace responses to domestic violence
- Motivate participants to get involved and become part of the solution at work and in the community