[NFBOH-Cleveland] FW: [Jobs] The workplace and domestic violence

Suzanne Turner smturner.234 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 14:09:25 UTC 2018



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Subject: [Jobs] The workplace and domestic violence


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October is designated for several different causes.one being Domestic
Violence Awareness Month, hence this post. There are many statistics you may
not be aware of about DV and I hope to help someone avoid this issue,
especially at work.but without further ado.

Nearly 50% of all fatal WPV incidents begin as a result of .

.Domestic violence (DV). That may seem preposterous to you, but it's even
worse than that. Think about the number of people you may personally know
and innumerable stories of DV you hear about on a daily basis within your
community. Whether those incidents are broadcast on the news as something
else. who knows how they are categorized. 

No one can definitively know if those incidents you hear about will spill
over into the workplace. In any event, it will have a chilling effect on
your community. No matter the size of it, from a small community of
professionals to the larger overall metropolitan area you live in. It
affects everyone that is even remotely close to the victim.

The actual statistic that I have is 48% of workplace violence (WPV)
incidents begin as DV. Just because the number drops 2% doesn't necessarily
mean that you are less likely to die at work due to a WPV incident. Your
chances are still the same.50/50. Not really such great odds, are they?

In September in a period of less than one week, three incidents of WPV
included DV as an excuse for the murders. Bakersfield, CA. 6 dead including
the shooter. Masontown, PA. four wounded and 1 dead including the shooter.
Middleton, WI. Four Dead, which included the female shooter, and three

The reasonable excuses you may have for your chances being lower are that
you don't knowany DV victims or that you don't work close enough to anyone
who is a victim. In that you are 100% wrong.like those odds better? Here's a
short explanation.

Usually if a DV incident spills over into WPV it doesn't usually stay
contained to just the intended victim, especially if the intent of the
perpetrator is murder. They, 99% of the time men in DV incidents, will take
out their anger on whoever may be around the victim.

In their eyes, the people who are in the way, legitimately or not, are
trying to keep him from his property that he has to punish for some
perceived slight or oversight. The key word in that sentence? Perceived. I
have said it countless times. What they perceive to be their reality and no
one will dissuade them from it. Delusional? You betcha, and there is nothing
any of us can do about it before it explodes in a murderous rampage.

You will notice that one term I used above is reprehensible to most people
when describing a victim. Property of the perpetrator. But that is what the
perpetrator believes. The victim is their property to do with as they see
fit. Order to work for them, fetch them food, cigarettes, drugs, or booze,
have sex when they want it, or do whatever. The major difference between
these relationships and others similar? These relationships are violent to
the extreme in causing the abuse and injury. From physical, mental,
psychological, and emotional. 

A report from the Barrows Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ. in September
2017, stated that as many as 5% of all DV victims have suffered a concussion
with many of those having permanent injury. Permanent injury? Mental loss,
debilitating seizures, loss of coordination, and other examples of someone
who has suffered severe head trauma, as if they have been in battle.which of
course, they have.

Then there is the phrase 'those standing in the way, legitimately or not. To
the perpetrator, anyone, literally anyone, who is in the way of stopping
them from entering the facility is aiding and abetting their property from
seeing them, security, receptionist, managers and etc. It doesn't matter if
it is procedure and policy or not, they are stopping them from seeing and
murdering their property. They will not stop until they see the
property.even if they have to murder dozens to get to it.

What can we do, as co-workers and friends, to help prevent DV and its
arrival in our workplace to rein fire and brimstone upon innocent victims as
well as the partner? Here is a short list of what YOU can do;

1. if you see the victim begin shutting down emotionally after being open
and having fun and friends.

2. not stopping to chat or possibly holding their heads up any more

3. physical injuries on their bodies such as bruising, welts, and etc. and
blaming themselves for being "so damned clumsy".

4. report anything like this you may see to management, security, or police


The company, legal, & HR, will tell you that these are the only items you
can do to prevent or notify, sometimes they are such cowards worrying about
liability, albeit morally, ethically, and legally, they and you may be able
to do a lot more. But it is obvious that something has to be done in this
country to curb DV where ever it occurs. 

With DV resulting in more than 48% of all WPV incidents beginning this way
it is imperative that we attempt to stop it from entering the workplace. How
do we do that? Another short list;

1. see someone being abused in a store, parking lot, or other place? Report

2. hears someone screaming for help while possibly in pain? Report it

3. hears slapping sounds after an argument, or worse gun shots? Report it.

4. even think someone is being abused in one way or another? Report it.

If you report possible abuse then you have fulfilled a part of your
obligation as a human. Unfortunately, after that the bureaucracy takes over
and you may never know what happens to the potential victim. You watch the
news one night and see the television reporter telling you about a WPV
incident started by a DV perpetrator. Was it the person you reported? You
may never know unless the names and addresses are released and.many times
they aren't. Do you and your company want that on their conscience?



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