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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 Webinar:  Domestic Violence and the Workplace -- A Multi-Disciplinary Approach from Liz Claiborne Inc.
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET / 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. CT / 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PT

"Domestic Violence and the Workplace-A Multi-Disciplinary Approach from Liz Claiborne Inc." is an educational opportunity provided through the ongoing work of the national S2 - Safer, Smarter Workplace project.   

Enlightened employers and EAPs recognize the importance of addressing domestic violence in the workpace as part of their overall response to workplace and employee safety.   

Liz Claiborne Inc. (LCI) responds to this issue through the use of a Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) - a multi-disciplinary team that specializes in dealing with domestic violence and the workplace. Selected team members from LCI will offer unique perspectives and expertise regarding their program, lessons learned, and lessons they are still learning.  

  • Lori Keurian, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Liz Claiborne Inc.
  • Jane Kropiewnicki, Manager, Workplace Solutions, Liz Claiborne Inc.
  • Hank Linden, Vice President, Account Management, Longview Associates
  • Jane Randel, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Liz Claiborne Inc.
  • Ken Rayca, Director, Loss Prevention, Liz Claiborne Inc. 


  • Agenda  [ Download
  • S2 Blueprint for Action [ Download ]
  • Webinar Presentation as PDF
    • Large Presentation Slides [ Download ]
    • Small Presentation Slides [ Download
    • DV & the Workplace Policy [ Download ] 
    • DV & the Workplace Guidelines [ Download ] 
    • Recognize, Respond, Refer Brochure [ Download ] 
    • DV Risk Assessment [ Download ]
    • DV Aware Card [ Download ] 
  • AVAILABLE NOW! Domestic Violence Response Team "Visual Brainstorm" developed from webinar participation [ Download ]
  • AVAILABLE NOW! Text chat from webinar participation [ Download ]
  • AVAILABLE NOW!  Audio & visual recording of the webinar [ Recording ]
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 for usage permissions


Please visit the Articles & Advice section of our website for more information on how to assist victims at work and deal with employees who batter.  These resources are designed to touch upon the most common--and sensitive--issues that organizations face.

For questions, or to learn how the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence can partner with your organization, contact
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.

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