The Safe & Together™ Model is an internationally recognized suite of tools and interventions designed to help child welfare professionals become domestic violence-informed.
Continuously refined through years of experience implementing the Model across the United States and other countries, it can help improve competencies and cross-system collaboration.
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 in order to enhance the safety and wellbeing of children.
The Safe & Together™ Model, developed by the Safe & Together Institute, is used statewide in Colorado, Florida, Oregon, Michigan, Iowa, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Ohio and the District of Columbia. The Safe & Together Institute worked extensively with child welfare and children’s services in the United Kingdom. In Australia, the Safe & Together Institute staff consulted with elected officials, and provided training and technical assistance to child welfare agencies and their community partners.
From organizational assessment, to Safe & Together Certified Trainers and Advocates, to technical assistance — the menu of options supports sustainability and integration with local initiatives, statutes and resources.