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National Conference and Project on Domestic Violence for Employers and Employee Assistance Program Providers


 
Domestic violence has a significant impact on the workplace. Many employers are addressing domestic violence in their workplace, and there may be opportunities to build on existing efforts, especially through Employee Assistance Programs.
   
The S2 - Safer, Smarter Workplace conference was the first national conference convening employers and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) providers to leverage their work preventing and responding to domestic violence and its impact on the workplace.  The Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence hosted this national conference November 6-7, 2008, in San Francisco, California.  

In addition CAEPV has hosted ongoing webinars to continue the dialogue and build capacity for employees and EAP providers.  
S2 - Safer, Smarter Workplace Conference Proceedings
Conference participants:
  • Heard from experts about best-in-class prevention and response programs
  • Learned proven ways to use EAPs effectively in addressing domestic violence as a workplace issue
  • Participated with peers in creating a Blueprint for Action that will identify emerging themes in the national landscape and generate national response
  • Developed 30-day action plans customized for their companies or programs
  • Engaged in meaningful dialogue and collaboration before, during and after the S2 - Safer, Smarter Workplace conference to drive constructive and positive change in the workplace
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2008
  • 6:00 - 7:00PM - Blue Shield of California Foundation Welcome Reception
    Alexandra's on the Imperial Floor, Westin St. Francis
  • 7:00 - 9:00PM - Dinner
    Alexandra's on the Imperial Floor, Westin St. Francis

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2008

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

NOTE: THESE PRESENTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW ONLY. Presentations in part or whole may not be reproduced without the permission of the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence.  Please contact caepv@caepv.org for usage permissions.

  • WORKING BREAKFAST:  Developing a Safer, Smarter Workplace 
    Part 1  [ Download ]  
    Part 2  [ Download
    Jennifer Brown, Physician and EAP Coordinator, Kaiser Permanente
    Claudia Kruse, EAP Manager, Richmond Medical Center
    Leah Rosenthal,
    PhD, Physician and EAP Coordinator, Kaiser Permanente 
     
  • RESEARCH PRESENTATION:  Johnson & Johnson / ValueOptions  [ Download
    Elizabeth Thorpe, Executive Director of Health and Performance Solutions, ValueOptions  
     
  • RESEARCH PRESENTATION:  Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health [ Download
    Keshia Pollack, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 
     
  • RESEARCH PRESENTATION:  University of Maryland Baltimore County / OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions / Blue Shield of California Foundation  [ Download
    Greg Greenwood, Research Scientist, OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions
    Judith Shinogle, Senior Research Associate, University of Maryland Baltimore County

     
  • BREAKOUT SESSION:  Building Solutions to Prevent Domestic Violence - Group 1 & 3  [ Download
    Dennis Butler, Vice President, Workplace Solutions, Liz Claiborne Inc.
     
  • BREAKOUT SESSION:  Building Solutions to Prevent Domestic Violence - Group 2 & 4 [ Download
    Jeremy Bruce, Manager, Employee Relations, Verizon Wireless
    Kristen Illes, Associate Vice President, Training and Development, Safe Horizon
      
  • CASE STUDY:  A Model Response to Domestic Violence - Gap Inc.  [ Download
    Julie East, Global Senior Employee Relations Manager, Gap Inc.
    David Harris, Field Human Resources Manager, Banana Republic
    Dan Schlosser, Regional Loss Prevention Manager, Banana Republic
       
     
  • CASE STUDY:  A Model Response to Domestic Violence - CIGNA  [ Download
    Dan Fallon, Health Promotion and Wellness Consultant, CIGNA
    Tom Healy, Director of Corporate Security & Investigations, CIGNA
    Marjorie Stein, Director of Employee Relations, CIGNA
     
     
  • OPTIONS FOR ACTION:  A Blue Print for Action  [ Download
    Roslyn Dawson Thompson, President  CEO, DAWSON+MURRAY+TEAGUE Communications 
     
  • S2 BLUEPRINT FOR ACTION [ Download ]  
Key Partners

The  S2 - Safer, Smarter Workplace conference and project is presented by the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence.  This project is made possible by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with additional support provided by The Allstate Foundation, the Blue Shield of California Foundation, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Health Care Service Corporation and Texas Health Resources.  

The Technology Sponsor for the S2 - Safer, Smarter Workplace conference was the Verizon Foundation.

The project planning workgroup includes representatives from the following organizations: Chestnut Global Partners; CIGNA; Gap Inc; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Macy's West; Magellan Health Services; OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions.

For more information, contact caepv@caepv.org.

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