Welcome to Columbia River EAPA- Providing Education to EAP Professionals and Community Partners      

Future Luncheon Topics

August 2019

Networking event.  More info to come soon!  

​Friday June 7th, 2019


Serenity Lane Health Services, Inc.
10920 SW Barbur Blvd
Portland, OR 97219

Domestic Violence Risk and Resources:

What EAP Providers need to know.

In the United States, domestic violence affects approximately 1 in 3 women, and 1 in 6 men. Most victims of intimate partner abuse work outside the home, and up to 75% experience “spillover” -  incidents of domestic violence that cross into the workplace -  ranging from threatening phone calls to deadly mass shootings.

Employee Assistance Program providers are in a unique position to recognize, respond to, and refer both victims and abusers, but many lack the training and skills needed to address this complex and dangerous subject.

This presentation begins by introducing participants to the issue of domestic violence, and demonstrating how spillover can impact victims, perpetrators, co-workers, and businesses overall. Next, attendees will learn how to screen for abuse, and examine options for best practices response and referral. Lastly, the content will explore three common mistakes that EAP providers can make when dealing with domestic violence and offer a toolbox of strategies to improve safety and employee performance outcomes.

The training concludes with a list of helpful resources, and an opportunity for Q & A.

Learning objectives:
1) Participants will explore the subject of domestic violence and understand how it impacts workplace safety and employee performance

2) Participants will learn how to properly recognize, respond to, and refer domestic violence victims and abusers 

3) Participants will discover three common mistakes that EAP providers can make in domestic violence cases and discuss the training strategies that can help to prevent them.    

Lyn Fairweather, MSW 
 owns Presage Consulting and Training, LLC, in Portland.  She is a graduate from the School of Social Work at PSU.  Lynn has focused her clinical career on domestic violence and she has consulted with the Portland Police Bureau, the Multnomah County Department of Criminal Justice and the Women’s Resource Center at PSU.