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“Creating Domestic Violence-Informed Child Welfare Systems” Blog

We are dedicated to advancing inquiry, knowledge, practice and collaboration related to a perpetrator pattern-based approach in the intersection of domestic violence and children.

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June 18, 2020

Episode 17: Choose to Change: Your Behavior, Your Choice’: A new community-based men’s behavior change toolkit

About Episode 17 To coincide with Father’s Day in the UK and USA we are pleased to launch our ‘Choose to Change: Your Behavior, Your Choice’ […]
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 20, 2020

3KND Interview: A global movement going forward to protect children from family violence

About the Episode The Safe & Together Institute and Berry Street hosted the 3rd Asia Pacific Safe & Together™ Model Conference in February. Practitioners, policymakers, academics […]
May 19, 2020

3KND Interview: The impacts of controlling behaviour, the hidden violence in relationships

About the Episode In 2017 Luke and Ryan Hart’s lives changed tragically when their father murdered their Mother Claire and Sister Charlotte in Lincolnshire UK. Their […]
May 19, 2020

3KND Interview: How Ruth Mandel’s podcast ‘Partnered With a Survivor’ is supporting healing all over the world

About the Episode Ruth Stearns Mandel is the Communications and E-Learning Manager at the Safe & Together Institute. ‘Partnered with a Survivor,” podcast with S&T’s Executive […]
May 11, 2020

You Got This! A Message From a Safe & Together Faculty to Her Peers

Finding our way through unchartered territory can be stress-inducing. Some of us want/need to know everything. Others want/need to feel less inundated by all of the swirling and ever-changing information and recommendations. We are currently being asked to change almost everything about how we live our lives.
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 […]
May 1, 2020

Episode 15: Coercive Control, Entrapment & Isolation: An interview with Luke & Ryan Hart

About Episode 15 Before he murdered their mother Claire and their sister Charlotte, Luke and Ryan Hart’s father spent years justifying his control by telling them […]
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 […]