Domestic Violence and The Work Place had an article on Verizon Wireless. Remember verbal abuse and Emotional Abuse do fall under domestic violence!
CAEPV Member of the Month - Verizon Wireless and they stated their thanks below:
Congratulations to Verizon Wireless -- CAEPV's "Member of the Month." Verizon Wireless has a long history of working to prevent domestic violence both within the workplace and in the communities where it does business..
Verizon Wireless' focus on preventing domestic violence and raising awareness of the issues began in 1995 with the introduction of its HopeLine® phone recycling program. The program began when the company donated voicemail boxes to local shelters and has grown into a multifaceted program that includes a successful phone recycling and re-use effort, financial support for local and national domestic violence organizations, community and corporate awareness programs, and partnerships with law enforcement agencies, professional sports teams, educational institutions and corporations nationwide.
By 2007, Verizon Wireless had collected more than 4.5 million phones through the HopeLine program and donated nearly $5 million in cash grants to organizations engaged in raising the awareness of domestic violence and in its prevention, and put more than 60,000 wireless phones with service in the hands of local agencies and their clients
Kim Wells Executive Director of the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence wrote on her blog:
Our partner Safe Horizon and CAEPV premiered this SafeWork training program during It’s Time to Talk Day in 2007. This “train the trainer” model is designed to create SafeWork Certified Trainers in partnering companies, including executives and senior HR staff who have completed a comprehensive curriculum customized to their company’s policies and procedures.
Just imagine the difference it can make for employees when a manager is trained to really recognize what is going on in the workplace and how to help in a compassionate, caring and professional way without compromising a person's privacy. And imagine getting that person to the resources needed quickly and efficiently. That is always important -- but vitally so in cases of domestic violence.
Note: Verizon Wireless is the first company to implement the SafeWork Certified Trainer program created by CAEPV Member Safe Horizon in partnership with the Corporate Alliance. If you are interested in learning more about this training, contact Melissa Madzel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
YEP this is my tool for TUESDAY!
Thank you to Verizon Wireless! CAN WE HEAR YOU NOW??? YEP! We hear your call to help us in our fight against emotional abuse, verbal abuse, and domestic violence in general!
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