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    Impact of Domestic Violence on the Workplace

    Date: June 11, 2013, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Marketplace Café
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    The focus of this presentation is to prepare employers for challenges that victims of Domestic Violence may face in the workplace. Roughly 6 in 10 victims lose their job to family violence, even though employment is an important support fact for a victim’s transition out of abuse. This presentation will include: what domestic violence is, understanding the dynamics of domestic violence, power and control, how domestic violence impacts your employees, the signs of abuse, harassment at work, supportive environment for victims in the workplace, how to address victim confidentiality, how employment helps a victim, things to consider if your employee is the perpetrator, protection orders, precautionary measures, safety for victims, and information about the Yankton Women’s/Children’s Center and the Sexual Assault Community Response Team.

    Speaker:  Desiree Warren-Johnson

    Desiree Warren-Johnson is a native of Yankton, who graduated from Yankton High School in 2002. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from University of South Dakota/ Upper Iowa University. Before graduating she was given an opportunity to complete a service learning project at the Yankton Women’s/Children’s Center. It was during that time at the YWCC she discovered her career passion- protecting the rights of vulnerable people and helping victims of violence to heal. Desiree started as a part-time advocate with the Yankton Women’s/Children’s Center in 2008. Later that year, she became a full- time advocate/finance administrator. In 2009, Desiree became the Executive Director of the YWCC. Over the years, she has watched as this community has actively gotten involved in the Mission of the Yankton Women’s/Children’s Center; which is to provide immediate shelter for victims of domestic violence and their dependents. The shelter strives to prevent incidents of abuse through community partnerships and education

    Please RSVP to Julie Perakslis at before noon on Monday, June 10, 2013  

    If you RSVP that you will attend and then do not attend, you will still be required to pay for your meal.