Work performance effects the workplace and impacts negatively on employers as people that experience abuse from a partner are most likely to have their concentration affected, productivity reduced, not able to cope with conflict, distracted and need time off to attend court, counselling, medical appointments, programmes or attend Police interviews. In addition to this, victims are quite often scared that the offender may show up or try to stalk them getting to and from work. Offenders of violence will also require time work and can also spend a lot of time trying to contact the victim during work hours by constantly sending multiple text messages and phone calls.
One in three New Zealand women are assaulted by a partner in their lifetime so any employer could have staff that are either victims or offenders of family violence.
Central Lakes Family Services has developed a workplace family violence training package specifically designed to help employers to respond appropriately to staff affected by violence in the home.
The programme improves the workplace response to family violence by helping employers to develop appropriate family violence policies, training management and HR staff and raising awareness of the issue among staff.
Each programme will be tailored to suit each individual workplaces needs and the time they have available.
Staff participating in the programme will learn:
• How to develop and implement workplace policies and procedures for supporting employees affect by family violence
• To create a safe workplace where staff can be supported to make positive changes in their lives
• What supports are available in the community
• Setting professional boundaries whilst supporting staff
Costs for this programme will differ depending on what each business needs are. For more information for your business email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Refund Policy for all Training Programmes:
If a participant withdraws 2 weeks prior to the workshop, they will receive a refund of the total course fee minus a $5 administrative fee (per person)
If the participant withdraws from the workshop within 2 weeks, but before five days of the course, they will receive a 50% refund
If the participant withdraws from the workshop within five days of the course, they will receive no refund of the course fee; however, the participant may nominate a replacement at any time before the course commences.
Central Lakes Family Services will refund total payments made by a participant if the course is cancelled.