Silence is not an option
Silence is not an option at GT Empowerment Services
GT Empowerment Services, LLC (GTES) offers an alternative to domestic violence silence. GTES brings intervention, empowerment services and training to victims who may not otherwise seek traditional interventions (i.e.: professionals, clergy, devout churchgoers, advocates, high profile individuals, etc.). This marginalized population is at a greater risk of experiencing the epidemic of domestic violence in perpetual silence. Too often, those experiencing domestic violence, stay silent and live-in constant fear. This fear can cause low productive in the workplace; and lack of spiritual growth and participation in faith-based communities.
Victims are often unsure of who to trust, unsure of who can help, and unsure of how to receive help. For the small percentage of victims who do disclose their experiences, they often share their experiences of domestic violence with people who are simply not trained in how to appropriately respond.
An Alternative to Domestic Violence Silence
GTES offers the Right to Safety (RTS) training and certification created by Dr. Tracey Ray as an alternative to domestic violence silence. RTS is all about empowerment and domestic violence intervention. Through the training program, learners engage Dr. Tracey’s curricula and custom resources to bring RTS to their business, non-profit, or faith-based organization.
As churches and work environments become certified, as managers become certified, as individuals become certified – we are creating opportunity for domestic violence victims to break their silence. Break their silence of pain, hurt, and abuse at home, within the family, and even within the workplace.
Heartbreaking Statistics on Domestic Violence
Here are stats from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)
- On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.
- 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner contact sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking with impacts such as injury, fearfulness, post-traumatic stress disorder, etc.
Have you considered the job impacts from domestic violence?
- Victims lose a total of 8.0 million days of paid work each year.
- The cost of intimate partner violence exceeds $8.3 billion per year.
- Between 21-60% of victims of intimate partner violence lose their jobs due to reasons stemming from the abuse.
- Between 2003 and 2008, 142 women were murdered in their workplace by their abuser, 78% of women killed in the workplace during this timeframe.
Break the silence with the Right to Safety Training and Certification
We offer the Right to Safety (RTS) training program to organizations virtually and in-person. Whether you are interested in bringing the training to your church or workplace, we create a custom training program for your organization to engage Dr. Tracey’s curriculum. Through our training program, learners understand how to create safe places for victims of domestic/family violence to seek help.
After successful completion of the Right to Safety Training, individuals and workplaces have the opportunity to earn certification and hold a powerful designation combating domestic violence silence.
Let’s break the silence of domestic violence
Dr. Tracey Ray, CEO & Owner of GT Empowerment Services