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 workshops will be share with other Symposium participants lessons learned about Safe and Together model and its impact on policy, practice and outcomes for families.
The Safe and Together™ Model Suite of Tools and Interventions is a field-tested, promising best practice approach designed to support professionals in child serving systems practice at the intersection of domestic violence and child maltreatment. The perpetrator pattern-based, child-centered, survivor-strengths approach of the model helps agencies and communities move towards domestic violence informed child welfare proficiency.
The National Safe and Together Symposium is an opportunity for professionals from diverse disciplines and communities to come together to learn, share information and network to help families’ impact by domestic violence perpetrators’ behaviors. Last year’s Symposium brought together almost 90 people from 22 states. Approximately 1/3 of the participants already had received Safe and Together training while the other 2/3 were new to the new model. The highlight of the Symposium was the introduction of the concept of domestic violence informed child welfare systems and the Continuum of Domestic Violence Practice (CODVP).
2nd National Safe and Together Symposium
This year’s symposium is expanded from last year and will highlight:
The Symposium Audience
The Symposium audience includes child welfare frontline workers, supervisors, managers/administrators; child welfare attorneys; domestic violence advocates, counselors, administrators; policy makers; researchers; Guardians ad Litem, CASAs; home visitors; mental health and substance abuse professionals; fatherhood program staff; and/or batterer intervention providers.
Submitting a Presentation Proposal:
Before submitting a proposal, please consider the following:
Submission Criteria: Presenters must have had Safe and Together model training in the past and have implemented the Safe and Together model principles, critical components and/or practice into their personal/agency/community practice and/or policy. Collaborative presentations are welcome; please limit the number of presenters to three.
Submission Outline: The submission will be expected to cover the following key areas:
Workshop length: Submissions will be considered for 1 hour and 15 minute presentations.
Selection Review Criteria: Proposals will be reviewed based on the following points:
Questions? Please contact Kristen Selleck at firstname.lastname@example.org
What to Expect?
Proposals are due February 27, 2014 at 5:00PM (EST)
The review committee will make a selection and send notification to each lead presenter listed on the proposal submission by April 5, 2014.
By submitting a proposal, proposed presenters understand and agree to the following: