Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) May 13, 2013
Health Advocate, Inc., the nation’s leading independent healthcare advocacy and assistance company and Hubbard House, an organization that provides safety for victims of domestic violence and their children, will co-sponsor a public seminar, Domestic Violence: The Impact on the Workplace. It will be held on May 22 at the Jacksonville Marriott from 8:30 am – 10:00 am.
“Domestic violence has broad implications,” said Bert Alicea, licensed psychologist and Vice President of EAP+ Work/Life Services at Health Advocate. “Violence in the home often carries into the workplace and employers need to know how to support and work with employees who are victims of abuse.”
“Domestic violence impacts everyone. There’s the cost to employers and then there’s the emotional toll it takes on the victims,” said Ellen Siler, CEO of Hubbard House. “It’s not uncommon for domestic violence victims to experience depression, anxiety, low morale and low self-esteem. This, coupled with missed work due to injuries, can impact work performance.”
According to Alicea, workplace violence has financial implications on businesses. Domestic violence costs employers $31 billion a year due to absenteeism, presenteeism and excessive use of medical benefits.
At the seminar, participants will learn how domestic violence permeates the workplace and how this creates a “danger zone” in organizations; how human resources staff and leaders can be supportive to victims; and what workplaces can do to minimize the likelihood of violence occurring. Participants will also get information on individual and group counseling; emergency shelter; legal counseling, advocacy and representation; housing programs designed to encourage survivors to live independently; and children’s counseling.
Executives, managers, supervisors and human resources staff are all encouraged to attend this free public seminar. This program has been approved for 1.5 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
Additional details about Domestic Violence: The Impact on the Workplace:
When: Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Where: Jacksonville Marriott. 4670 Salisbury Road, Jacksonville, FL 32256
Continental breakfast begins at 8:00 am
For more information: Call Jackie Daley, Event Coordinator, 904.680.0369
About Health Advocate
Health Advocate™, Inc. is the nation’s leading independent healthcare advocacy and assistance company, serving 40+ million Americans through more than 10,000 client relationships, including many of the nation’s largest companies, by helping members personally navigate healthcare and insurance-related issues, saving time and money.
Our leading-edge solutions include EmpoweredHealth, a fully integrated program featuring a single 800#, that seamlessly combines health advocacy, wellness coaching, EAP+Work/Life and chronic care solutions. We also leverage the power of pricing transparency, personalized health communications and more to help members make more informed decisions and get more value out of the healthcare system. All supported by a powerful data analytics engine delivering improved health and financial results.
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in suburban Philadelphia, Health Advocate has received a range of awards including 2011 Workforce Management magazine Optimas Award as the Worldwide Leader in Service, 2011 InformationWeek Top Tech Innovations, named for the sixth consecutive year as one of America’s fastest growing private companies by Inc. 500, and is rated one of the Top 20 Best Places to Work by Philadelphia magazine.
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About Hubbard House
Hubbard House’s mission is Every Relationship Violence-Free. Hubbard House works to ensure safety for victims and their children, empowerment of victims, and social change through education and advocacy. Jacksonville was one of the early leaders in the women’s movement and in developing services to address gender violence. In 1976, a group of dedicated women purchased a house on Hubbard Street and Hubbard House opened its doors as the first shelter specifically for victims of domestic violence and their children in Florida.