Let's End Family Violence Seminar
In recognition of Family Violence Awareness during the month of November, ADVAS is hosting a one day seminar with special guest Lynn Fairweather to present about domestic violence and how it affects the workplace and our community.
Lynn Fairweather, MSW is an abuse survivor who has worked in the domestic violence response and prevention field for over 23 years. In her role as president of Presage Consulting and Training she provides expert guidance and education to professionals in both the public and private sector, ranging from the federal government to multinational Fortune 50 corporations. Presage services include domestic violence threat assessment and management training, workplace violence program and policy consultations, and 24/7 threat response for employee cases. Before founding Presage in 2008, Lynn earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Science and a master’s degree in Social Work. Her skills in domestic violence threat assessment were developed by working on thousands of high risk cases through positions in social service, criminal justice, university and shelter systems. Lynn has served on several interpersonal violence task forces and facilitated both victim support groups and batterer’s intervention programs.
As President of Oregon VAWPAC, Lynn leads America’s only bi-partisan, non-profit political action committee focused on ending violence against women. She is an active member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals and holds training certifications from Homeland Security’s Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and Gavin de Becker’s Advanced Threat Assessment Academy. Locally, she donates her time to train domestic violence organizations as a way of giving back to the advocacy field where she began her career. Lynn also writes professionally on the subject of domestic violence, releasing her first book in 2012 (Stop Signs: Recognizing, Avoiding, and Escaping Abusive Relationships” Seal Press) and appearing as a featured author in Asta Publishing’s 2015 compilation “Tales of Women Survivors” .
November 15th, 2016
9:15 a.m. Registration begins
Light refreshments (provided)
10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Welcome Comments
10:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Everybody’s Business
Domestic Violence in the workplace
Years ago, the common belief about domestic violence was that it was a “family matter”, a “private issue” that need not involve anyone other than the couple involved. But in the new millennium, each day brings fresh headlines about tragic cases in which co-workers, employers, customers, and other innocent bystanders become casualties of abusive rage. Presage’s newest training is aimed at laypeople (specifically employees and employers) who may be in a unique position to recognize and respond to the emergence of potentially lethal situations.
This 2 hour training teaches individuals to increase their awareness of domestic abuse, identify signs that a co-worker or employee may be in danger, and learn how to intervene with sensitivity and effectiveness. Employers will also acquire information about how to make their employees safer and foster a secure, supportive work environment. The multi-media presentation includes a basic Domestic Violence Awareness course to lay a foundation knowledge for participants before exploring more complex themes and situations.
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch (provided)
1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Lynn Fairweather - continued
2:15 p.m.—2:30 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Lynn Fairweather - continued
4:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Closing Remarks
Event Supported by Special Project FCSS Funding, City of Airdrie