The purpose of this toolkit is to share resources and knowledge that organizations and individuals have found useful in developing programs and policies aimed at preventing partner violence.

Dealing With An Active Workplace Threat

Click here for information provided by the Department of Homeland Security for dealing with an active workplace threat. Call 9-1-1 for immediate assistance.

For information to help you plan ahead for keeping your employees safe, go behind the Premier Members Only portal where you will find a planning document, security recommendations for management, a safety department checklist, and a short guide for action during an active weapons or hostage situation.

To view the Premier Members resources, you will need to join STANDING FIRM as a Premier Member. Click here to go to the Member Enrollment Form.

Additional Resources

For Victims

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For Abusers

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For the LGBTQ Community

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State and National Resources

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Partner Violence in the News

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Additional Tools

What Unions Can Do

Unions recognize partner violence as a health and safety issue which affects the lives of their members. Recognizing partner violence as an issue for working persons fits within unions’ long history of fighting for social justice, for respect for labor, and for civil and human rights. The attached brochure–compiled by the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees–is a very useful resource that provides specifics about how to address partner violence with union members in the workplace, as well as templates for contract language, newsletter articles and other sample documents.

Domestic Violence: What Unions Can Do Brochure

Seven Reasons Employers Should Address Partner Violence

Partner violence was a hidden concern that did not show up on the public’s radar screen until relatively recently. Some employers are addressing it, but many more are not. This article provides seven compelling reasons for why employers should take action on this issue.

Sometimes Things Are Not What They Appear To Be

This article highlights the dangerous intersection that can occur when the personal lives of domestic abuse victims intersect with their workplaces.

Read about examples of hidden ways that partner violence comes into the workplace.