Domestic Violence-Informed E-Learning

Domestic Violence-Informed E-Learning


The Safe and Together Institute is proud to announce the launching of its domestic violence-informed e-learning program. Developed in conjunction with Kempe Innovative Design, a leader in online learning for a child welfare audience, these courses bring the Safe and Together™ Model to you and your team’s fingertips, anytime, anywhere. Using state-of-the-art educational practice involving reality based scenarios and interactive practice activities, these courses can be taken as “stand alone” or as part of wider implementation of domestic violence-informed systems change.

What is Currently Available?

Safe and Together: An introduction to the Model (2 hours)

Multiple Pathways to Harm: A comprehensive assessment framework (2 hours)

For more information on both courses scroll down.

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Why Domestic Violence-Informed E-learning Courses?

  • Cost effective learning:
    • A 2-hour course can be compared to a full day of classroom learning time
    • No travel time to and from a training site
  • Personalized learning:
    • The learner takes the course where and when they want
    • “Bite size learning”: learners can start, stop and pick up where they left off as often as they want
  • Additional Agency Benefits:
    • Consistency: each learner is exposed to the same material
    • Measurability: pre and post knowledge tests allow the agency to measure learning
    • Leverage In-Person Training Efforts: E-learning courses can be paired with Safe and Together Institute in-person, e.g. Core Practice Training to speed culture and practice change
  • Other benefits:
    • Earn social work CEs (pending)
    • Earn CEs toward Safe and Together Institute certifications

How do I purchase a domestic violence-informed e-learning course?

  • Courses can be bought by individuals or organizations
  • 5% Safe and Together Member discounts apply
  • Bulk and package discounts available

Who are these courses good for?

  • Child welfare practitioners and managers: statutory and non-governmental organizations (non-profits)
  • Domestic violence advocates/women sector workers
  • Attorneys and court personnel
  • Substance abuse and mental health professionals
  • Health or home visitors
  • Batterer intervention/men’s behavior change staff
  • Any professionals who work with families experiencing domestic violence

Cost & Access

Each course costs $50USD per person. This amounts to $25USD/credit hour. Individuals and organizations can purchase the course. Membership discounts (5%) can be applied to individual purchases. Bulk discounts are available for large purchases.  Please contact us for more information.

Course Description

Safe and Together: An introduction to the Model 

The Safe and Together™ Model is an internationally recognized suite of tools and interventions designed to help child welfare and their partners become domestic violence-informed. Continuously refined, based on years of experience implementing the Model across the United States and other countries, the Model helps improve competencies and cross-system collaboration related to the intersection of domestic violence and child maltreatment.

This child-centered Model derives its name from the concept that children are best served when we can work toward keeping them safe and together with the non-offending parent (the adult domestic violence survivor). The Model provides a framework for partnering with domestic violence survivors and intervening with domestic violence perpetrators to enhance the safety and wellbeing of children.

In this training, you’ll learn

  • the principles and components of the Safe and Together Model
  • what a perpetrator-pattern based approach is
  • the importance of partnering with the survivor
  • how a perpetrator’s behavior impacts the child
  • how to apply the Model to your work
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Multiple Pathways to Harm: A comprehensive assessment framework

This course provides an introduction to the Safe and  Together Model’s Multiple Pathways to Harm assessment  and critical thinking framework.  The Safe and Together Model is an internationally recognized approach to working with families with children where domestic violence is present.  This Model is being used in multiple states across the US, the UK, Australia, Canada,  and Asia. In this course you will learn about how  to apply comprehensive assessment lens to the impact of domestic violence perpetrator behaviors on child and family functioning.  You will learn about how this approach helps you have high standards for men as parents, better engage men from diverse backgrounds and partner with adult survivors. You will learn an approach that can help you with service recommendations for children and families.  You will also learn that despite perpetrators™ harmful actions adult survivors are often working very hard to promote their children’s safety and well being.

After this training, participants will be better able to:

  • Describe a multiple pathways to harm approach to assessing impact of domestic violence perpetrators on child and family functioning
  • Describe the connection between domestic violence perpetrator behavior patterns and child trauma and safety
  • Describe the connection between domestic violence perpetrator behavior patterns and family ecology
  • Describe the connection between domestic violence perpetrator behavior patterns and the partner’s’ parenting
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply a perpetrator pattern/multiple pathways to harm approach to case practice
  • Describe the importance of a gender responsive perspective to effectively applying a multiple pathways to harm approach:  importance of high standards for fathers
  • Describe how this approach helps partner with adult and child survivors, intervene with perpetrators.
  • Describe how this approach can improve case practice with economically disadvantaged families and families experiencing cultural, racial oppression.
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Coming later in 2017 (titles subject to Change)

Introduction to Working with Men as Parents: Fathers’ parenting choices matter

Intersections and Intersectionalities: Domestic violence informed practice with real families

Creating Domestic Violence-Informed Systems: Introduction to the domestic violence continuum of practice

Be sure to become a DMA member to receive the membership rate for taking these courses.