STANDING FIRM 2015 Awards Luncheon
It IS Your Business!

"Every single detail about it — the location, the turnout, the quality of the speakers, … — all communicated that Standing Firm is an established program with a great deal of community leadership and support."

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I have been to A LOT of programs, and I cannot remember another one where the audience was silent and riveted from beginning to end.

These are not easy events to pull off.  The speakers were riveting ... flawless. We were proud to be Standing Firm, on behalf of both ANSYS and Pittsburgh Technology Council.

Once again you brought the business and mission of STANDING FIRM to re-energize us … clearly and forcefully.

I can speak for Giant Eagle when I say that we are committed to helping make a difference.

So glad the event was a big success. Such an important cause and I am proud that UPMC has been able to be a long standing supporter. We are all proud of you and the great work you have done for such a long time, raising consciousness and providing practical ways for organizations to assist their employees.

It was a wonderful luncheon...the work you do along with Kristy is awe inspiring… we are going to talk about more ways for us to be engaged with your organization and to be even more vocal ambassadors.

Partner violence happens at home, but it walks through the door of your workplace.
STANDING FIRM offers employers what they need to address partner violence as a workplace issue.
  • One quarter of workplace violence events in the U.S. each year are related to partner violence.
  • More than ONE in FIVE full-time employed adults have been victims of partner violence and 64% of them indicated their work performance was significantly impacted.
  • 48% of abusers surveyed report difficulty concentrating on work.
Click on the boxes below to learn about what employers should do.
  • Recognize

    RECOGNIZE that partner violence is a business issue that affects productivity and security.

  • Respond

    RESPOND appropriately from a menu of action steps to address the effects of partner violence.

  • Refer

    Know how to REFER to existing community resources for services that the employer does not have the expertise or ability to provide.

Why the term "Partner Violence"?

We use the term "partner violence" in the business setting to describe what others call "domestic violence." We believe the term partner violence addresses the strong bias in the workplace that "that problem" only happens at home and is not relevant to employers.

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Take the first step toward addressing the hidden safety and productivity costs related to partner violence in your workforce.

What does joining mean?

By joining, an employer signifies that partner violence is a serious organizational concern.

Members are encouraged to take one or more of the many action steps that are available via STANDING FIRM.

Who else belongs to STANDING FIRM?

Check out the ever-growing list of employers who have joined STANDING FIRM and are taking a stand on partner violence in their workplaces. See MEMBERS.

Find out what STANDING FIRM members are saying about us.

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