See The Signs & Speak Out: Become an Upstander series includes three new employer training programs aimed at educating employees on how to recognize and respond to abuse. Materials were designed to further public conversation about domestic violence, dating violence, and sexual assault and to encourage safe and effective bystander interventions to reduce violence and assault.
Through Workplaces Respond to Domestic and Sexual Violence: A National Resource Center (Workplaces Respond), FUTURES is building innovative partnerships between companies, worker associations and unions, and anti-violence advocates and service providers to increase the safety and economic security of vulnerable workers. The program offers a variety of tools, including:
1) Online Resources: The Workplaces Respond website contains a wealth of resources for employers, unions, and advocates—including interactive training modules and a video, a model workplace policy for addressing violence, fact sheets, and protection order guides. 2) Best Practices Highlighted Through Our Low-wage Worker Pilot Project 3) Training and Technical Assistance. 4) Outreach to Raise Awareness. Workplaces Respond is a partnership of eight national legal and violence prevention organizations led by FUTURES, and funded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.
The Worker Institute at Cornell engages in research and education on contemporary labor issues, to generate innovative thinking and solutions to problems related to work, economy and society. The institute brings together researchers, educators and students with practitioners in labor, business and policymaking to confront growing economic and social inequalities, in the interests of working people and their families. A core value of the Worker Institute is that collective representation and workers' rights are vital to a fair economy, robust democracy and just society.
A Practical Guide for Creating Trauma-Informed Disability, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Organizations
Developed through the Violence Against Women with Disabilities and Deaf Women Project of Wisconsin, A Practical Guide for Creating Trauma-Informed Disability, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Organizations highlights and explores effective trauma-informed conditions or core values that victims, survivors and people with disabilities find essential for safety and healing. The Guide leads readers on a journey of exploration into the context of these conditions to promote dialogue and understanding, and spur implementation of strategies for domestic violence, sexual assault and disability organizations to become more trauma-informed.