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Ludy Green, PhD, is Keynote Speaker at PADV’s “Domestic Violence Goes to Work” Conference

 

Ludy Green, PhD, is Keynote Speaker at PADV’s “Domestic Violence Goes to Work” Conference

ATLANTA
– March 28, 2011 -- Dr. Ludy Green, a national and international spokesperson on financial independence for domestic violence survivors will make the keynote address at the 10th annual Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV),When Domestic Violence Goes to Work” conference on April 28, 2011, at UPS World Headquarters. The President and Founder of Second Chance Employment Services (SCES), a not-for-profit organization, which provides meaningful employment for battered and abused women, Dr. Green also currently serves as U.S. Delegate to Jordan and Syria on gender violence issues. She recently served as a U.S. Delegate to Chile in 2009, and as U.S. delegate to the 2008 Global Summit of Women in Vietnam.

 

“Domestic Violence isn’t just a private matter. So often it spills over into the workplace of the victim,” said Dr. Ludy Green. “Employers need to take this problem very seriously, not just because it can affect co-workers of the victim but also because every victim needs to keep her job. Economic security is a woman’s best defense against domestic violence,” Green added.

 

Green’s address to the conference will kick off a day of training and engagement for employers, which is designed to protect employees and profits from domestic violence. This year’s theme, “Safety is Good for Business,” will concentrate on developing policies and best practices that balance the safety of abused employees with the overall organizational goals of the company.

 

The conference is presented by Verizon Wireless and sponsored by The Swan Center for Plastic Surgery, Macy’s, Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta and the Georgia Department of Labor. Registration for for-profit businesses is $235; $210 for ASIS International and SHRM-Atlanta members; and $85 for nonprofit and government sectors. To register for the conference, or to get additional information, call 404.870.9605 or visit padv.org. The event is co-hosted by SHRM-Atlanta, ASIS International Greater Atlanta Chapter and Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer Foundation.

 

About PADV: PADV is the largest and one of the oldest nonprofit domestic violence agencies in Georgia. Serving metro Atlanta since 1975, PADV helps to transform the lives of approximately 18,000 women and children every year through emergency intervention, violence prevention and long-term advocacy. PADV’s mission is to end the crime of intimate partner violence and empower its survivors. Visit padv.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

About Intimate Partner Violence in Georgia: Intimate partner violence is widespread. In 2009, there were 125 domestic violence related homicides in Georgia, which was a 12 percent increase over the previous year. Georgia is 10th in the nation for its rate of men killing women. One in four women will experience intimate partner violence. According to the CDC, domestic violence costs more than $8.3 billion annually through increased health care costs. Homicide is the second leading cause of death for women in the workplace. Juries award an average of $1.2 million nationwide in inadequate security lawsuits resulting from domestic violence in the workplace.  In this economy, a lawsuit of that magnitude would force many companies to close their doors.

 

Background on When Domestic Violence Goes to Work: Covered by both the Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, since the conference’s inception in 2002, approximately 700 business professionals have attended the conference from some of Atlanta’s largest and most influential corporations including: Verizon Wireless, The Coca-Cola Company, Georgia-Pacific, The Home Depot, Georgia-Pacific, Macy’s, Emory University, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough and Rock-Tenn.

 

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Contact: Susan Berryman-Rodriguez

(404) 870-9605 or (404) 273-0008

susan@padv.org
 
 
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