April, 2012

Safe and Together™ model video adds to launch of David Mandel & Associates Facebook page

David Mandel & Associates LLC recently launched a Facebook page to increase communication about the Safe and Together™ model and its other work with its clients and others interested in improving the safety and well-being of families.  As it grows the David Mandel & Associates’ Facebook page will have information about […]

The value of Multi-Disciplinary Teams reviewing serious domestic violence cases involving children: One Connecticut’s team’s experience

by David Mandel, MA, LPC In the past three decades, Connecticut, like other states, has struggled to respond effectively to the rise of reported child abuse and neglect cases. To help adequately address the myriad needs of victims and their families, as well as to increase successful investigation and prosecution […]

Good assessment of the perpetrator’s pattern behavior and its impact goes beyond “Did the children see or hear the violence?”

by David Mandel, MA, LPC The Safe and Together™ model’s critical components form the foundation of good assessment practice for domestic violence as a factor in cases involving children.  The first two critical components focus on the perpetrator’s pattern of coercive control and the actions taken to harm the children. […]