Safe and Together Florida

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 […]

Stories from the 2010 Florida Dependency Summit

By Kristen Selleck, MSW National Training and Consultation Director I attended the 2010 Florida Dependency Summit and, along with David Mandel and Bridget Reilly, met with various leadership staff from DCF and other agencies that’ve been trained in the Safe and Together model. There were excellent stories from these sites […]

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Florida DCF removes takes steps to stop “failure to protect” allegations against domestic violence survivors

The Orlando (FL) Sentinel recently published an article entitled “DCF officials changing the way they assess “failure to protect” cases: Advocates for battered women praise new direction child welfare agency is taking.” The article, which highlighted a recent serious assault by a father against the mother of his children,  focused […]