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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:  Addressing Domestic Violence in the Workplace: An EAP/Employer Partnership
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET / 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. CT / 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PT

"Addressing Domestic Violence in the Workplace: An EAP/Employer Partnership" is an educational opportunity provided through the ongoing work of the national S2 - Safer, Smarter Workplace project.

A recent survey of CEOs found that most believe domestic violence to be a serious issue, yet 71% did not believe it is a problem in their company. The reality is that approximately 21% of fulltime working adults report being a victim of domestic violence. 

This webinar will examine: current research findings discussing the experience of abused women who sought help with EAPs, examples of EAP collaboration with Human Resources, Employee Relations and Corporate Security to address specific incidents of domestic violence, and a detailed case study of one employer's response to domestic violence.

  • Bob McCullough, Manager Critical Incidents/Workplace Supports, Magellan Health Services
  • Keshia Pollack, Department of Public Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 
  • John Cantrell, Assistant Director, Corporate Security and Investigation, CIGNA Corporation
  • Kerrie Loyde, Senior Manager, Global Employee Relations, Gap Inc.


  • Agenda  [ Download
  • S2 Blueprint for Action [ Download ]
  • Webinar Presentation as PDF
    • Large Presentation Slides [ Download
    • Small Presentation Slides [ Download ]
  • John Cantrell, CIGNA Corporation Presentation Notes
    • Case Studies and Recommendations [ Download ]
  • Kerrie Loyde, Gap Inc. Presentation Notes
    • Workplace Violence Assessment Tool [ Download ]
    • Workplace Violence Interim Safety Steps Tool [ 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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