Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Domestic Violence Spills into the Workplace

While NFL is still dealing with the issue of players who perpetrate domestic abuse, they are not the only employers who must face this dilemma. In fact, most employers do not have policies for handling abusers, but instead focus on the victims ("Domestic Violence: The NFL Isn't the Only Workplace With a Problem," NBC News, September 22, 2014). Although there are an estimated "13,000 acts of violence against women in the workplace every year," companies are encouraged to address this issue with policies that protect employees.

Review selected hard copy and online library books related to domestic violence at LSC-CyFair Branch Library. Click the title of a listed item, select the "Request" button in the listing, and enter your library card number and PIN for each title you want to reserve for pick up at the library.

Use these subject words and phrases to find more in the library catalog:
  • abused women
  • family violence
  • intimate partner violence
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(3:12 minutes) from the Films on Demand video database - Films Media Group, 2013.
Note: Login with your My LoneStar login or Lone Star College ID/library card barcode number to view the video off campus.
Domestic Violence book cover"Healthy relationships are built on respect and trust; one person should not wield power over another. Dating abuse usually follows a pattern that escalates to extreme abuse. . ." - producer summary

Domestic Violence edited by Louise I. Gerdes
Greenhaven, 2012.
call number: 362.829 Dom
"This book is a collection of articles in which authors debate whether domestic violence is a serious problem, whether teen dating violence is a serious problem, and whether economic downturns amplify problems that can lead to domestic violence." - publisher's summary

A Safe Place book cover
A Safe Place for Women: Surviving Domestic Abuse and Creating a Successful Future by Kelly White
Hunter House, 2011.
call number: 362.829 Whi
"It's the story of one woman's ordeal with an abusive husband and how she gained the strength to leave him and thrive in a new life with her children. Noted women's advocate Kelly White unsparingly revisits the dark periods of her husband's irrational, violent moods. Her narrative makes clear why women often stay in such situations." - and also how to end them.