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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...

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...

STOP the Cycle of Blame

When it comes to Domestic Violence be prepared to STOP the blame game and find a solution. The debate about who is responsible for domestic violence go round and round in a circular argument. I am becoming increasingly frustrated by this talk because all the time we...

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 aren’t more people disclosing domestic family violence in the workplace?

A question I get all the time is. 'We have had a policy for a while and yet so few people are disclosing domestic family violence in our workplace, why?' The answer to that question is complicated. There are many reasons, but I believe without addressing these three...

Being hit can be a relief in an abusive relationship

In my role as a Domestic Violence Strategist and Solutions Consultant; I spend a great deal of time speaking about domestic violence I have heard many stories, a great deal of them hard to hear. A common theme I hear is 'I was never hit or physically abused, so does...

Episode 8 Mindfulness

Ever wondered how you're going to get through one moment, let alone one day? In episode 8 of Hope Beyond Abuse, Lisa interviews Tamara from Mindful Separation. They discuss how mindfulness helps victims while going through separation just by taking one moment at a...

Technically Facilitated Abuse

A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be invited to an e-safety course for women on technically facilitated abuse run by the Australian Government. This course is designed to educate women in and leaving abusive relationship how to be safe on line. We talked...

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...

Please stop telling me to like Christmas!

Dear Christmas Lovers, I know I should be excited that Christmas is here -- sleigh bells ringing, Santa Claus is coming to town and all that -- but I am not. Yes, I know my children are young and I should step back and appreciate the joy they feel, but I don’t. I...
When mission and passion collide

When mission and passion collide

For me 2018 is going to be a year when my mission and my passion collide. I am proud of the work I do. Deciding to share my story for a living was not an easy decision. The temptation to put the past in the past and let it rest was strong. But, I decided to use my...

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Taking time to relax this holiday season.

Taking time to relax this holiday season.

Like many of you I have worked hard this year and i am looking forward to the holiday season. I have had my share of success and my share my failures in 2017. This has been a year when my health has been challenging. I couldn't train because of injury, exercise is my...

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Christmas time is here again

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...

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Domestic violence – how far have we really come?

Domestic violence – how far have we really come?

Today I was asked if I thought things had really improved for those living with domestic violence. Are people reaching out to them or are we still turning our heads and pretending we don't see it? I would have loved to say an unequivocally that things had improved,...

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25th November, What it means to me as a survivor

25th November, What it means to me as a survivor

As, a survivor of domestic violence the 25th November is a day when I feel acknowledged. It is the International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women or White Ribbon Day. My social media feeds are filled with stories of brave women sharing their story, in...

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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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