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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 […]

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 […]

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

David Mandel appears on Good Morning Singapore to help promote family violence awareness

On November 16, 2012 David Mandel appeared for a 12 minute interview on Good Morning Singapore as part of the effort by the Singaporean Ministry of Social and Family Development to promote family violence awareness. The interview was part of a week long public education campaign organized in conjunction with […]

A working framework for defining and discussing domestic violence within the child welfare community

by David Mandel, MA, LPC   The Department of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women defines domestic violence in the following way: “We define domestic violence as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another […]

When Do We Remove?

When Do We Remove? By Kristen Selleck, MSW National Training Director It’s the constant question facing child welfare: When do we remove children? There are so many variables in so many types of cases, but I get asked a variation of this question often: In domestic violence cases, what’s our […]

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NCALP grant from the HealthPath Foundation of Ohio to foster collaborative community response to families experiencing domestic violence

The Ohio Intimate Partner Violence Collaborative (OIPVC),coordinated by the National Center on Adoption Law and Policy, just received additional support from the HealthPath Foundation.  David Mandel & Associates LLC is training 12 certified trainers to deliver the Safe and Together model throughout Ohio’s 88 counties as part of the OIPVC. […]

American Humane Association’s Newsletter Alternative Response Quarterly Highlights Safe And Together Model

The American Humane Association‘s Newsletter Alternative Response Quarterly highlights the work of David Mandel & Associates in Ohio.  To read the article, which highlights how Ohio plans to use Safe and Together certified trainers to achieve cost effective coverage of the entire state,  click here.

Battered Women’s Justice Project Highlights Ohio IPV Collaborative Including Its Use of Safe and Together model

The Battered Women’s Justice Project’s (BWJP) Promising Practice section recently added a piece on the Ohio IPV Collaborative including its use of the Safe and Together™ model to improve practice and cross system collaboration.  To read the article click here.  On October 20, 2011 the BWJP will be hosting a […]