Wednesday, December 8, 2010

DV and the workplace? Yes, there is a connection.

We talk about domestic violence shelters helping DV survivors; women & children trying to escape domestic violence; and signs for identifying and avoiding dating violence, but do you know it affects the workplace?

Kim Wells serves as the executive director for the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence, and her group won a fantastic donation last month from Hopeline© from Verizon to address this issue.

"According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), intimate partner violence victims lose a total of nearly 8 million days of paid work a year, the equivalent of more than 32,000 full-time jobs, and the cost of domestic violence to the U.S. economy is more than $8.3 billion. A 2005 national telephone survey by CAEPV found that 21 percent of full-time employed adults were victims of domestic violence and 64 percent of them indicated their work performance was significantly impacted." (from the CAEPV November 30, 2010 press release)

Amy and I were introduced to Kim Wells through her blog, and her tweets @kwells2416.

Personally, I'm thinking we should talk to Kim about alumnae initiation into Alpha Chi Omega. She embodies the ideal Real.Strong.Woman.

Thanks to Kim, we know today is a super important day on the calendar for Domestic Violence Awareness.

Today is Liz Claiborne Inc’s seventh annual It’s Time to Talk Day.

If you follow Twitter hashtags (#) you will find tweets about this day marked thusly #ITTTD


We hope you appreciate AX – ETE taking the opportunity to inform you about CAEPV, Kim Wells and #ITTTD.

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