domestic violence

Batterer as fathers chapter published

by David Mandel I recently had a chapter published on Batterers and the Lives of Their Children in the Praeger Perspectives 4 Volume Series “Violence Againt Women in Families and Relationships” edited by Evan Stark and Eve Buzawa.   My chapter appears in Volume Two “The Family Context” and focuses on […]

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Empathy for victims isn’t the answer (but it’s important)

by David Mandel During Safe and Together trainings,  I often hear some version of the following statement from child welfare workers:  “I can be empathetic to a victim to a point, and I don’t want to revictimize her but my bottom line is the safety of the children.”   The main […]

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This work changes us (and we should be talking about it)

by David Mandel I  want to recommend a book that I just finished reading.  It’s  “Trauma Stewardship: An everyday guide to caring for self while caring for others” by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky with Connie Burk.     The book, which is about the impact of working with trauma, should be mandatory […]

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Partnering with Survivors at the Core of Keeping Children Safe

“The yardstick is flawed because it is based on inaccurate assumptions which place unnecessary barriers to collaboration between child welfare and survivors.”

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