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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...

Episode 5 BOM Support and DV in military families

In episode 5, Lisa chats to Tiffany, founder of BOM Support about the special challenges faced by military spouses dealing with domestic violence

Obviously – The word that changed my life.

Obviously! I would never of imagined such a simple word could have such a big impact on how I viewed myself and the world I had lived in. Applying for an AVO I was in court, in the witness box to be precise. I was applying for an interim Apprehended Domestic Violence...

Male Champions for Change

Male Champions for Change are speaking up against domestic violence and saying it is time to work together to find solutions. What is heartening about this is this is the leaders in corporate coming together to speak out. The men at the top that can instigate the...

The recruitment costs of domestic violence

When I left my corporate job to move to Australia, I was in a domestic violence relationship. Moving me across the world was the ultimate isolation tactic and the knock on effect of me losing that position would take a decade to overcome financially. Only now when I...

Distraction and looking after oneself

After a week of messing about at bedtime and many warnings from me, my beautiful girl was crying on my lap. She was crying because she was so tired she didn’t know if she had the energy for her school trip. She looked up and said, ‘I didn’t take care of myself and now...

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...

Episode 12 Trauma and prevention with Donna Zander

Do people experience trauma as a direct result of domestic violence? How do our services from social services to psychological services address that complicated issue? How do we get our social infrastructure to be more integrated in the help they provide those who've...

Discussing Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Discussing domestic violence in the workplace is not easy, but it is important that employees and customers feel heard and believed. The reaction someone gets the first time they disclose domestic violence can be the difference between safety and staying in a...

Listening, with knowledge and empathy.

Listening to someone disclosing that they are in an abusive relationship is not easy and whilst I wish I could write a list of things of what to say and what not to say life is just not that simple and domestic violence certainly isn't. Of course, their certain do's...

Domestic abuse is a corporate issue

In the 2008/09 financial year, the cost of intimate partner violence to the Australian economy overall was estimated to be $13.6 billion. If no preventative action is taken, this cost is projected to rise to $15.6 billion annually by 2021/22. $456 million of this...
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...

read more

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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