David Mandel

February 8, 2021

4 Ways the Concept of Trauma Bonding Works Against Survivors

By David Mandel, Executive Director, Safe & Together Institute  The domestic violence field is littered with concepts and terms that center everyone’s attention on the survivor, […]
September 16, 2020

Podcast Series Explores Links between Police Officer Perpetrated Domestic Violence and Excessive Use of Force

To recognize National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the U.S. for the month of October, “Partnered with a Survivor” (PWAS) podcast is taking on a new […]
June 18, 2020

Choose to Change: Your Behavior, Your Choice’: A new community-based men’s behavior change toolkit

Traditionally, domestic abuse accountability and intervention efforts with men who choose violence have been focused on arrest, courts and men’s behavior change programs. While these endeavors are critical to community efforts around accountability and safety for survivors, we know that most men who choose violence may never touch these systems.
May 4, 2020

Episode 16: Family and Friends Guide: How to be an ally to a loved one who is being abused

About Episode 16 In this episode, David interviews Ruth about the Safe & Together Institute’s Family and Friends Ally Guide. This guide was created out the […]
April 18, 2020

Shared pandemic-related fears offer us new opportunities to engage men in response to escalating domestic violence

With widely held fears that domestic violence and child abuse and neglect rates are increasing during this period and the reduction of informal and formal supports […]
February 18, 2020
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Partnering with survivors to protect children: How one city revolutionized children’s services with Safe & Together

By Sudha Sankar, Ph.D. Systems change efforts are some of the most challenging undertakings. It’s no surprise then that most of us are hesitant to roll […]
November 20, 2019

Domestic violence-informed system change is hard to achieve without addressing worker safety: Part II

Supervisory strategies While there are many strategies needed to address worker safety, reflective supervision[1] is one critical way for agencies to advance their domestic violence practice.[2] […]
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