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Domestic Violence Awareness: Let’s ‘Talk’ Action

In The Canberra Times on the fourteenth of this month, the Executive Director of the Domestic Violence Crisis Service, Mirjana Wilson, referred to the surge in calls over the holiday period. She said it didn't reflect that domestic situations were worsening, rather...

Unemotional Is Caring: DV & Effective Workplace Policy

People are often surprised when I say I am gender neutral when it comes to finding solutions to the impact of domestic violence on the workplace. The majority view tends to be that gender is the major driver in domestic violence; and of course there is no doubt...

Ahead Of The Curve

An organization, no matter how well designed, is only as good as the people who live and work in it. Dee Hock More and more the line between work and home is merging. The days of the nine to five are well and truly over. In fact, for many of us, the only time we truly...

An Unsuitable Blog For A Woman

Dear Miranda Devine This is not a blog I intended to write this week, but unfortunately, I now feel compelled to. I have felt relieved over the past year to see Domestic Violence finally getting the media coverage it deserves, because violence thrives in silence, but...

When talking about domestic violence, does terminology matter?

The terminology around domestic violence can seem confusing and although many of them essentially mean the same thing it is important to understand them and some people have a preference for one rather than another. Domestic Violence DV - an abbreviation of domestic...

Adult Survivors of Childhood Domestic Violence

The talk around domestic violence has started to include the impact on childhood for children raised in an abusive household. There is absolutely no way a child can live in a home where abuse is a daily part of life and not be effected. Children witness the...

Will 1800 RESPECT counsellors tell you to leave your relationship?

In Lisa’s podcast, Hope Beyond Abuse, she sat down and chatted to Karen from the 1800 RESPECT helpline – a national counselling helpline for people who are experience sexual assault, family violence, or for people who are seeking to support someone who is. Lisa asked...

Domestic Violence – What can Workplaces do?

A question I get asked often is 'Corporate's know they have to do something about domestic violence, but what? The answer is education because the more of the population that understand domestic violence beyond the one sided story  the media tell, the greater the...

Christmas time is here again

Christmas is here, and I am now one of the lucky ones; for whom Christmas brings love, laughter and good times. I am extremely grateful for this. Here is the top five things I am grateful for this Christmas: A safe place to call home. The financial freedom to feed my...

Episode 4 Understanding financial abuse

In episode 4 of Hope beyond abuse, Lisa interviews Julie from WIRE. Julie explains what financial abuse is and when to seek help if you or someone you know is experiencing any kind of abuse. If you or anyone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please call 1800...

Introduction to Hope Beyond Abuse

Welcome to Hope beyond abuse, a podcast hosted by Lisa McAdams. This podcast is gives people trapped in domestic violence or those wanting to help others an insight to what to expect by interviewing experts from various fields involved in assisting these brave and...

Why domestic violence policies without training can be harmful

I have often fantasied about there being domestic violence policies when I was working in corporate whilst at the same time as being in an abusive relationship. Would that support mean a different outcome for me? Could I have kept my career? Would I have had the...

Why I love International Women’s Day

Tomorrow is International Women’s Day and for me, it is a day to look at my life and celebrate how far I have come. Healing and rebuilding my life after a lifetime of abuse has been a difficult and at times lonely road. We have come so far! As a businesswoman, I am...

It is time for more than awareness when it come to domestic violence.

When it comes to the issue of domestic violence I think we have reached a point where we need to go beyond talking about awareness. We have created a conversation and evoked genuine emotion around this issue. Now is the time to take the emotion out of the what we do...
Domestic Violence Awareness: Let’s ‘Talk’ Action

Domestic Violence Awareness: Let’s ‘Talk’ Action

In The Canberra Times on the fourteenth of this month, the Executive Director of the Domestic Violence Crisis Service, Mirjana Wilson, referred to the surge in calls over the holiday period. She said it didn't reflect that domestic situations were worsening, rather...

read more
Unemotional Is Caring: DV & Effective Workplace Policy

Unemotional Is Caring: DV & Effective Workplace Policy

People are often surprised when I say I am gender neutral when it comes to finding solutions to the impact of domestic violence on the workplace. The majority view tends to be that gender is the major driver in domestic violence; and of course there is no doubt...

read more
Ahead Of The Curve

Ahead Of The Curve

An organization, no matter how well designed, is only as good as the people who live and work in it. Dee Hock More and more the line between work and home is merging. The days of the nine to five are well and truly over. In fact, for many of us, the only time we truly...

read more
An Unsuitable Blog For A Woman

An Unsuitable Blog For A Woman

Dear Miranda Devine This is not a blog I intended to write this week, but unfortunately, I now feel compelled to. I have felt relieved over the past year to see Domestic Violence finally getting the media coverage it deserves, because violence thrives in silence, but...

read more
I Wish I’d Known I Was Dealing With  A Narcissist

I Wish I’d Known I Was Dealing With A Narcissist

I wish I'd known my ex was a narcissist growing up - that is probably a bit kind - but let's go with narcissists for the sake of this blog. I thought he was supportive because I had no idea that he was purposely undermining me. I felt it was me that was out of sync....

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An Open Letter From My Burn Out

An Open Letter From My Burn Out

Dear World, I make my living from telling my story to enable businesses to understand the Domestic Family Abuse (DFA) and its impact. It is exhausting and draining work. But, I don't share that for fear of seeming weak or incapable of running my business and worry...

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Patterns of Abusive Behaviour

Patterns of Abusive Behaviour

Perspectives are changing around what has been known as the ‘cycle of violence’, some professionals say they will not use it as it is incorrect and unhelpful while others still use it. My professional and personal opinion is it is patterns of abusive behaviour rather...

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Perpetrators – they are in your workplace too!

Perpetrators – they are in your workplace too!

When we talk about domestic violence as a workplace issue, usually we are thinking about the victims of abuse. But in reality, companies will have perpetrators amongst their employees. As most workplaces still have a higher percentage of men working in them than...

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Resilience – one of the tools I used to rebuild my life.

Resilience – one of the tools I used to rebuild my life.

When I left my relationship due to domestic violence, I went straight to a shelter I had two bags of clothes, one bags of toys, $33 and more debt than I care to mention. It was daunting, scary and I truly believed I did not have what it takes to rebuild my life. I...

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Domestic Violence – Changing Culture Saving Lives book will help workplaces to better understand the complexities of domestic violence and the impact on their business and the role the workplace plays, so employees no longer feel out of their depth.

It will help employees better understand the signs and symptoms of domestic abuse, to gain empathy and understanding, and to develop the confidence to communicate effectively.

Lisa shares her knowledge, strategies, and advice intertwined with her personal story to deepen the understanding of this complex issue. This book will give you the confidence to discuss and deal with domestic violence in the workplace in a knowledgeable way.

 

The book includes:

  • Practical steps that businesses can take to raise awareness of domestic violence
  • Guidance on how to support those impacted by domestic violence
  • Examples from Lisa’s own lived experience to aid understanding
  • Gender-neutral language to encourage everyone to be engaged and supported
  • A list of domestic violence support resources recommended by Lisa

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