Safe and Together Model

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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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 […]