Domestic Violence In The Workplace
Why would someone stay in a violent relationship? Who are the victims of domestic violence? The Domestic Violence In The Workplace presentation will answer these questions and more, providing a general overview of domestic violence. We will identify the different types of abuse, the barriers that prevent victims from leaving abusive relationships, including the myths and facts surrounding survivors and perpetrators. We will also briefly discuss the impact of domestic violence on the workplace.
• Increase general knowledge about DV/IPV
• Recognize warning signs of DV/IPV
• Understand the patterns of abuse & barriers to leaving abusive relationships
• Understand how to respond to DV/IPV in the workplace
Speaker: Samantha Macedo, Vice President of Prevention & Outreach, Partnership Against Domestic Violence
Samantha Macedo is the Vice President of Prevention & Outreach at Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV). She received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Georgia State University. With over 5 years of experience at PADV, Macedo specializes in community outreach and prevention education, teen dating violence, volunteer & staff training, and building community partnerships. During her time at PADV, Macedo has worked extensively with survivors of domestic violence, first as a community outreach advocate, then later as a teen advocate. As a teen advocate, Macedo provided community based prevention education to reduce dating violence and promote healthy relationships. She currently supervises PADV’s teen empowerment advocate, legal advocates and community outreach advocates for both Fulton and Gwinnett counties. She is currently serving as secretary on Fulton County Family Violence Task Force and on the fatality review committee. She has facilitated trainings on Latina Advocacy and PADV’s Healthy Relationships curriculum. Macedo has presented at the Georgia Commission on Family Violence’s 2013 & 2015 Statewide Conference (GCFV) and at the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s webinars on “Teen Dating Violence Resource Guide and Tips for Working with Teens” and "Teen Dating Violence in a Digital Age". She has attended trainings held by GCFV and the National Center for Victims of Crime. Macedo is also an independent contractor for GCFV, monitoring and evaluating Family Violence Intervention Programs. Macedo is a leader in the Latino community having worked with several Latin organizations throughout Atlanta.
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Registration Deadline: November 15, 2015
Cancellation Deadline: November 9, 2015
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