Caraniche at Work offers specialist services, training, resources and a dedicated Family Violence report to assist HR professionals address this issue.
A confidential counselling and referral service, with access to specialist family violence clinicians. Access to free, confidential EAP counselling can be a lifeline for an employee experiencing family violence. All our EAP clinicians have training in family violence, and we offer a range of options including face-to-face, telephone and video counselling to suit the needs of the employee – this multimodal access is particularly important if the employee has limited flexibility as a result of the family violence they are experiencing.
Specialised support for managers to help them respond appropriately to family violence. It’s important that managers are equipped to respond appropriately to employee disclosures about family violence. Our specialised clinicians can provide support specifically for managers, team leaders and supervisors and assist them to navigate difficult and complex issues while at the same time develop and maintain relationships with their teams.
The role of a Peer Supporter includes assisting those who experience a range of issues, such as mental health issues, family violence, bullying and harassment, and responding to critical incidents.
Peer support initiatives involve recruiting, training and supporting suitable employees to provide initial support to colleagues experiencing a range of issues, including family violence, in a peer led manner. We have extensive experience designing peer support programs that build internal capacity to respond to workplace mental health and wellbeing issues.
What’s your organisation’s approach to addressing family violence? Caraniche at Work has developed a free report for HR Managers who want to: recognise and respond to family violence, understand why family violence is a workplace issue, understand the impact it can have on employees and their work, and raise or respond to family violence with increased confidence. Access the report here.
Australian organisations are increasingly seeking specialist training in family violence to increase employee and manager understanding of the complex issues, and equip them with the appropriate skills to respond. In our introductory one-day course, participants develop an understanding of what constitutes family violence, explore the legislative and legal issues, identify how to recognise family violence, and identify the appropriate referral pathways and available services.
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