Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Information for Professionals


How OPDV Can Help


Training and employee awareness are essential to addressing domestic violence in the workplace.

Domestic Violence and the Workplace Training

This is a one-day training offered to all NYS employees. Preference is given to Agency/OPDV Liaisons and those providing information/service for employees in need of assistance.

Privately owned NYS businesses may enroll staff for the training with prior approval.  Please contact  to request approval.

A University employee was shot and killed by a former boyfriend on campus. The University was fined by state Department of Labor and Industries because although the college had a domestic violence plan, it wasn't communicated to employees.

The training will prepare staff to better understand the dynamics of domestic violence, identify possible signs and indicators of victimization, make appropriate referrals to domestic violence service providers, work with professionals to assist identified victims with safety planning, and develop individualized responses in recognition of the physical, social and cultural realities that may affect an individual victim’s situation.

Training will also include information on ways in which domestic violence impacts the workplace, including potential impact on worker productivity and the safety risks to on-site personnel and visitors.

Training dates at OPDV, Alfred E. Smith Building, 80 South Swan Street, Room 118, Albany, NY 12210 include

Training Materials

Domestic Violence and the Workplace training materials can be incorporated into your existing union and management training programs, agency training programs, EAP trainings, Public Employee Workplace Violence Prevention Program training, etc. Contact for more information.