Examining How Intimate Partner Violence is Addressed by Employer Assistance Programs
Field of Work: Examining how intimate partner violence is addressed by Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs).
Problem Synopsis: Women lose an estimated almost 8 million days of paid work annually due to intimate partner violence. A potential workplace intervention is through Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs), yet little is known about EAP services related to intimate partner violence.
Synopsis of the Work: Researchers at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health examined the practices and services related to intimate partner violence offered by EAPs and the experiences of women using these services through a survey of 28 EAPs and a survey of 1,765 employed women who experienced intimate partner violence and had access to an EAP.