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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...

Domestic Violence – Negative Imapcts on Health

October is mental health month. There is a growing knowledge and acceptance around the issue of mental health. This understanding is making is easier for people to speak up and ask for help. Companies now recognise mental health as an issue and many are taking a...

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...

Crazy making

People often ask me ‘what is crazy making?’ It's behavior that on the surface is saying one thing but underneath is really saying something else. It's often behavior that is a projection from the person who is crazy making onto the person who is being crazy made. It...

Victim Blaming

One of the ways abusers exert power over those they abuse is by twisting the truth and blaming their victim for the abuse. From the outside, victim blaming it is hard to understand why anyone would possibly believe they were responsible for somebody else abusing them....

Not all Men – my response

I have written this blog with my response to the comment, not all men. If I respond to comments I get torn down and not listened to. If I don't respond it is taken as prove I am wrong. So, from here on out this blog is going to be my response, because to be honest, I...

This will not define me!

'This will not define me' Jennifer Aniston The year before I left my abusive relationship Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt split. I admit I was one of the few people who didn't really register with me at the time. My own life was so far out of whack, I didn't have the...

Making good decisions about working relationships

I am somebody who has always believed in the interconnectedness of all things. I believe that if you look, you will see the connections. Sometimes this interconnectedness can help us make the best decisions about who to work with - whether you're looking for a...

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...

Sharing my story and my knowledge helps others

I am surprised how many people don’t really live; they are merely going through the motions. When I was alone and abused, I always imagined that the people on the other side (the ones with the “nice lives”) were aware of how fortunate they were and were making the...

What to do when you’re being undermined

Being undermined is not a nice feeling. Often it happens when we reach out to others for support or when we share our excitement about a new direction we are taking. However, what should we do when being undermined gets us down and who should we look to for support?...
I didn’t realise I had been homeless

I didn’t realise I had been homeless

When completing the census in 2011 the following question about being homeless threw me completely. Have you been homeless in the past five years? - including time spent in refuges, shelters and other crisis accommodation - I am paraphrasing a bit here, but that it...

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Why I love International Women’s Day

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...

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I am excited to share an extract of my upcoming book.

I am excited to share an extract of my upcoming book.

My book is due for release this year, it has been a work of passion and I am proud of the work I have done because I know the difference it will make. This extract is the end of the chapter where I explain the Cycle of Violence including its impact on businesses...

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Victim Blaming

Victim Blaming

One of the ways abusers exert power over those they abuse is by twisting the truth and blaming their victim for the abuse. From the outside, victim blaming it is hard to understand why anyone would possibly believe they were responsible for somebody else abusing them....

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Financial Abuse, sometimes I still feel ashamed!

Financial Abuse, sometimes I still feel ashamed!

I am in the process of completing my book 'Domestic Violence, Changing Culture, Saving Lives' and I need to add content about financial abuse. When I am adding content to my book, before writing first I look back on other articles to see if I have covered this...

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Workplace Domestic Violence Training, is it safe?

Workplace Domestic Violence Training, is it safe?

When my children were young I was a Personal Trainer and Health Coach. It enabled me to work around my responsibilities as a mother and combine my love of training and Marathon running. I first started running as a way to help deal with the with the depression and...

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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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