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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...

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...

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...

Seeking help this Christmas

Christmas holidays are a time most people associate with happiness, gift giving and family. For many the thought of the holidays brings up happy memories and feelings of joy. December is filled with shopping and Christmas celebrations. This is the time of year...

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

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...

Stories we tell about ourselves

The stories we tell about ourselves shape our lives. For those of us in our forties, clinging to outdated stories can prevent us from discovering who we are now and what we want. One of the things I love about my job is I get to do things for my business that are...

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...

Taking Calculated Risks

If you're reading this and wondering whether taking calculated risks can be worth it, I feel you. In early 2014, I could never have dreamed of the success taking a few calculated risks would bring. I am writing this New Year blog from Ballarat in rural Victoria,...

Workplaces can play an important role in an employees safety planning

Workplaces can take a proactive approach to assisting employees subjected to domestic violence with their safety plan. So what is a safety plan and why is it so important? It is important because leaving an abusive relationship and the months that follow are the most...

Episode 1 What to expect when you call 1800 RESPECT

In episode 1 of Hope beyond abuse: Lisa interviews Karen who works on the domestic violence helpline 1800 RESPECT. Lisa delves into what to expect when someone calls and what kind of things a counsellor on the line is trained to help with. If you or anyone you know is...
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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