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*

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You are invited to join us for a two-day symposium bringing together child welfare professionals, domestic violence advocates and their partners in a discussion about the intersection of child maltreatment and domestic violence. Using the Safe and Together™ model, with its emphasis on perpetrator behavior patterns as a framework, participants will work by individual discipline and collaboratively to enhance skills related to intervening to increase child and adult safety and well-being.  This symposium will include plenary sessions, skill building and discussion breakout sessions, and panel discussions.

The symposium will give special emphasis to how the Safe and Together™ model can enhance collaboration in communities where co-located domestic violence advocates or specialists work inside child welfare agencies.

The conference will offer networking opportunities with colleagues across the country. (Preconference welcome reception the evening Wednesday May 8th included with conference registration.)


As a result of this training, participants will better be able to:

  1. Articulate the Safe and Together™ model principles and components as they apply to their roles and responsibilities
  2. Describe how to use the model to improve collaboration around adult and child safety as well as perpetrator accountability and change
  3. Apply the Safe and Together™ model to enhance their advocacy for survivors and their children involved with the child welfare system (advocates)
  4. To partner with domestic violence survivors around the safety and well-being of their children (child welfare)

Who should attend:

  • Child welfare frontline workers, supervisors, managers, attorneys
  • Child welfare policy makers
  • Domestic violence advocates, supervisors, counselors, managers
  • Domestic violence policy makers
  • Batterer intervention providers
  • Social workers
  • Judges, attorneys, Guardians ad litem, CASAs, and other court personne



David Mandel & Associates, LLC:

David Mandel, MA, LPC

Kristen Selleck, MSW

Heidi Rankin, MPA

Kyle Pinto, MSW


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