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CAPTA, a perpetrator pattern-based approach and domestic violence informed child welfare systems: Part II: Identifying co-occurrence

By Kristen Selleck, MSW In the beginning of May 2014, David Mandel & Associates will be presenting as part of a team at the 19th National Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect in New Orleans.  The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) will be hosting the Domestic Violence Institute: Strengthening Policy, […]

Video Clip from 1st National Safe and Together Model Symposium: Plenary Session: David Mandel 3

As part of the lead up to October’s 2nd National Safe and Together Model Symposium in Seattle, we will occasionally be publishing video from last year’s Symposium in New Orleans.In this clip, David answers a question from the audience about how to best reach out to child welfare after attending […]

CAPTA, a perpetrator pattern-based approach and domestic violence informed child welfare systems

By David Mandel, MA, LPC In the beginning of May 2014, David Mandel & Associates will be presenting as part of a team at the 19th National Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect in New Orleans.  The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) will be hosting the […]

Video Clip from the 1st National Safe and Together Model Symposium: Plenary Session: David Mandel 1

As part of the lead up to October’s 2nd National Safe and Together Model Symposium in Seattle, we will occasionally be publishing video from last year’s Symposium in New Orleans. In this short clip from one of the plenary sessions, David introduces the concept of practicing as if the perpetrator, […]

2nd National Safe and Together Symposium Call for Presentations

Seattle Waterfront Marriott  Seattle, Washington  October 22-24, 2014   Overview David Mandel & Associates/International Center for Innovation in Domestic Violence Practice is calling for workshop presentations from agencies, communities or individuals who received prior Safe and Together training and have implemented some aspect of the model.  The purpose of these […]

Save the Date: 2014 2nd National Safe and Together Model Symposium October 23 & 24, 2014 Seattle, Washington

Building on the successful 1st National Safe and Together Symposium, our 2014 event, which will take place at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront, will have  the following enhanced features: •Full day pre-Symposium workshops- October 22, 2014 •Presentations by Safe and Together sites and partners (call for papers will be made at the beginning of […]

Mapping Perpetrator Patterns and “Reasonable Person” Standard Help Keep Child Safety as the Bottom Line in Domestic Violence Cases

By Kristen Selleck, MSW, National Training Director Child welfare systems struggle with domestic violence cases for numerous reasons, but one of the biggest reasons is trying to balance child safety with good practice with parents. This struggle gets articulated in various ways; I’ve heard child welfare workers say “I understand […]

DMA Introduces Safe and Together Model Practice Tool Training at the National Differential Response Conference

During the week of October 21, 2013 David Mandel and Kristen Selleck presented at the 8th Annual Differential Response Conference hosted by the Kempe Center. The conference took place in beautiful Vail, Colorado. The Kempe Center is an international leader in child abuse prevention and is committed to supporting the […]

Safe and Together Model Suite of Tools and Interventions: An in-depth look: Gender responsive, gender and sexual orientation neutral, fact based approach to assessment

by David Mandel, MA, LPC The Safe and Together Model Suite of Tools and Interventions represents a gender responsive, gender and sexual orientation neutral, fact based approach to domestic violence where children are involved.  The focus on perpetrator’s patterns related to coercive control and actions taken to harm children provides […]

Florida co-located advocates, Florida DCF and Safe and Together model combine to reduce removal of children from domestic violence survivors in half

David Mandel & Associates has been collaborating with both the Florida Coalition for Domestic Violence (FCADV) and the Florida Department of Children and Families for the past seven years. In the last few years, much of this work has focused on supporting FCADV funded co-located domestic violence advocates as part […]

Poster Session at 2013 ISPCAN conference in Dublin, Ireland

David Mandel & Associates was selected to present an oral presentation, a workshop and a poster session at the 2013 ISPCAN conference in Dublin, Ireland. Click here to view the poster presentation: ISPCAN Poster 2013

New video on how child welfare can build stronger partnerships with domestic violence survivors

David Mandel demonstrating and discussing two different approaches to building stronger child welfare partnerships with domestic violence survivors. The clip highlights how, in domestic violence informed child welfare practice, learning about the survivor’s efforts to promote the safety and well being of the children (the 3rd Critical Component) is central […]

Changing a System from the Outside: Thoughts for Domestic Violence Advocates Wanting to Support and Encourage Domestic Violence Proficient Child Welfare Systems

by Kristen Selleck, MSW National Training Director With the growth of co-located child welfare domestic violence advocates across the country, (by one count approximately 25 states have some form of co-located child welfare domestic violence advocates), domestic violence advocates have more day to day direct contact with the child welfare […]

Replacing a Paradigm

by Kristen Selleck, MSW National Training Director Child welfare has historically used a paradigm called “failure to protect” which is designed to identify a parent or caregiver of children who refused or was unable to protect children from various maltreatments or types of harm. The Safe and Together model asks […]

New Safe and Together Model Newsletter Now Available-July 2013

In this issue: Special Event Recap: National Safe and Together™ Model Symposium: Shaping Practice to Effectively Respond to Domestic Violence When Children are Involved  News Items & Videos Current and Upcoming Projects To read click here.  

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