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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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New Safe and Together™ Model Overview Document Available

A new overview document describing the Safe and Together™ model, and its implications for child welfare, advocates and others is now available. The document includes a detailed write up of the model, descriptions of Safe and Together projects around the US and abroad and the growing body of data about […]

New videos on how the Safe and Together™ model shifts focus of child safety and risk assessment onto perpetrator

In these two clips David Mandel discusses how the Safe and Together model supports domestic violence informed child welfare practice through a focus on perpetrator’s patterns instead of survivor decision making.  To check on these and other videos on our Safe and Together model channel on YouTube click here.   […]

Recap of the National Safe & Together™ Model Symposium New Orleans May 2013

Over 90 professionals from 22 states participate in first annual National Safe & Together™ Model Symposium: Shaping Practice to Effectively Respond to Domestic Violence When Children are Involved.  Held at Hotel Monteleone in the historic French Quarter, the symposium brought together over 90 child welfare professionals, domestic violence advocates, policy […]

DMA provides training for federally funded supportive housing demonstration project in Memphis Tennessee

David Mandel just completed a one day overview of the Safe and Together model for the Community Alliance for the Homeless in Memphis Tennessee. CAH  is the lead agency for Strong Families Memphis, one of the five federal demonstration sites looking how housing stability can reduce out of home placements […]

Using a continuum of practice framework to envision and build domestic violence informed child welfare systems

by David Mandel, MA, LPC At our 2013 New Orleans National Safe and Together ™ model Symposium, David Mandel & Associates introduced a continuum of practice framework to describe the progress from a “domestic violence destructive child welfare system” to a “domestic violence proficient child welfare system”. Inspired by earlier work on […]

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Second Melbourne Australia Event for Week of November 11, 2013

David Mandel will be training in Australia in November on a trip organised by the Men’s Behavior Change organisation No to Violence (www.ntv.org.au). The trip will involve two days of training in Melbourne and two and a half days in Queensland.  He is being hosted by No To Violence, a […]

David Mandel to present five days of training in Queensland and Victoria Australia November 2013

David Mandel will be training in Australia in November on a trip organised by the Men’s Behavior Change organisation No to Violence (www.ntv.org.au). The trip will involve two days of training in Melbourne and two and a half days in Queensland.  He is being hosted by No To Violence, a […]

David Mandel & Associates LLC and Connecticut’s Children’s Trust Fund: Together Improving the Capacity of Home Visitors to Respond to Domestic Violence and Safely Engage Fathers

Since 2011, David Mandel & Associates LLC and Connecticut’s Children’s Trust Fund, have partnered to improve the capacity of Connecticut’s Home Visitors to identify indicators of domestic violence, support the safety of domestic violence survivors and their children, and safely and effectively engage fathers to support the healthiest possible relationship […]

Safe and Together™ Model and Responsible Fatherhood Initiative Training for Home Visitors

In recent years, David Mandel & Associates has begun applying its Safe and Together model and Responsible Fatherhood Initiative to working with home visiting agencies in their efforts to support at-risk and vulnerable families. Home visitors have a unique in-home role working with families to prevent child maltreatment and strengthen […]

OVW approves the NOLA May 9-10, 2013 Safe and Together™ Model Symposium for some grant programs

David Mandel & Associates is very excited that attending the May 9-10, 2013 Safe and Together™ Model Symposium in New Orleans just became easier for OVW funded grantees.  The following is the message from OVW regarding using OVW funding for attending the Symposium: “Grantees from OVW’s Culturally and Linguistically Specific […]

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