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logo of the Health Research Centre for the Study of Violence Against Women A workshop Friday offers training to recognize and address domestic violence in the workplace.

Session to provide training to address domestic violence in the workplace

A three-hour workshop on Friday, Jan. 14, will help members of the campus community build skill, knowledge, and confidence to address domestic violence in the workplace.

Hosted by the Health Research Centre for the Study of Violence Against Women through its “Make It Our Business” campaign, the workshop reflects research that found a third of workers in Canada have a current or former history of domestic violence, and more than half of survivors have been victimized in their employment setting.

This training, developed by Western University’s Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women and Children, has three main learning objectives:

  • recognizing signs of domestic violence,
  • responding effectively and reporting, and
  • referring people to a network of external resources.

This training will help participants build confidence and understand and respond to the important questions of “what would I do if someone disclosed to me?” and “how can I support them?”

The workshop will run 9 a.m. to noon over Zoom. University of Windsor employees — including student employees — interested in participating should register online at https://www.uwindsor.ca/hrcvaw/miob using code SM652LY.

This event is supported with funding from the University of Windsor Campus Safety Grant and the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Collaborative Research Grant.