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Concurrent Session
Supporting Culturally Diverse Employees Impacted by Domestic Violence
In-Person and Virtual Tuesday 10/31/2023 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM   Add to calendar
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral) | Intended Audience: Intermediate (Fostering DEI)
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn to understand and meet the needs of culturally diverse employees impacted by domestic violence using victim centered strategies. 

In-person session offerings are on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is limited.

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The dynamics and effects of domestic violence can vary among cultural employee groups, yet most HR professionals are trained to respond to it through a traditionally White, North American lens. This presentation explores the differences often seen in abuse involving culturally diverse employees, factors that influence help-seeking behaviors, and personal biases that may alter a helper's intervention. Participants will learn strategies for supporting victims and develop a deeper understanding of how to serve diverse populations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of how cultural background and beliefs play a role in the experiences of abused employees.
  • Identify and overcome personal biases that may influence support for culturally diverse employee victims.
  • Integrate victim-centered strategies for supporting culturally diverse employees impacted by domestic violence.

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All virtual sessions inherently run the risk of audio or visual issues due to factors out of our control. If any technical difficulties arise, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we work diligently to resolve it. All virtual sessions, unless marked as "LIVE ONLY" or "VIRTUAL LIVE ONLY", are recorded and will be available to view on demand until December 1, 2023.

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Lynn Fairweather, President,
Presage Consulting and Training, LLC
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Melody Gross, Founder,
Courageous Shift, Inc.