The Human Resource Association of the Midlands (HRAM) and the Women’s Fund of Omaha have teamed up to bring education on sex trafficking and domestic and workplace violence to the Heartland.
The two non-profits partnered to create Domestic/Sexual Violence and the Workplace: An Employee Toolkit to train employees across the Omaha metro with resources on what domestic/sexual violence looks like. The guide also provides resources and suggestions for staying safe in the workplace.
HRAM and the Women’s Fund hope to provide guidance for and encourage human resource departments to understand trauma that may be occurring in the workplace or with employees, and to create policies and approaches that support victims and keep them safe.
“HRAM identified the need for our partners to have updated and best practice information around the subject matter. We approached the Women’s Fund as experts in these fields to develop a guide that could be provided to agencies they work with. Through discussions, it was decided a comprehensive guide around domestic violence, sexual violence, sex/labor trafficking and sexual harassment would be most effective because there is a significant amount of overlap between these issues,” said Sarah Schulz, executive director of HRAM.
The toolkit was officially released on June 12 at HRAM’s chapter program. The full electronic toolkit is available online for free. The shorter employee guide will be available at the June HRAM conference and upon request.