January, 2013

National Safe and Together™ Model Symposium: Shaping Practice to Effectively Respond to Domestic Violence When Children are Involved May 9-10, 2013, New Orleans, LA.

*Register before March 15, 2013 to save $175 USD on room and conference registration/Register 5 people from your community and get the 6th conference registration free* To register go event page click here. You are invited to join us for a two-day symposium bringing together child welfare professionals, domestic violence […]

The Trauma Stewardship Institute releases short movie on its work

A few years ago an old friend, who was familiar with the work I do, recommended that I read Laura van Dernoot Lipsky’s book Trauma Stewardship. I read it and as a practitioner working with violence in families for over twenty years I found it wise, compassionate, gritty and practical all […]

New downloadable sample Safe and Together™ Model material added to our website

We just added new downloadable sample Safe and Together™ Model materials to our website. The materials includes information on case planning with perpetrators; identifying survivors strengths; actions perpetrator take to harm children;  the intersection of domestic violence, substance abuse and mental health issues and documentation practice.  To view the material […]

The New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence publishes Mandel article on “Enhancing Child Welfare Domestic Violence Practice”

The New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence just published an article written specifically for them by David Mandel called “Enhancing Child Welfare Domestic Violence Practice.” To read it click one of the links below: PDF/Printer-friendly:http://www.opdv.ny.gov/public_awareness/bulletins/winter2013/winter2013_bulletin.pdf HTML/Text version:http://www.opdv.ny.gov/public_awareness/bulletins/winter2013/index.html