Child Welfare

“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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April 7, 2020

Now is not the time for child welfare to lose focus on domestic violence

March 23, 2020

Blog Series: Safe & Together in a Time of Crisis Part 2

Part 2: COVID-19, Custody & Access and Domestic Abuse: How to assess and respond By David Mandel, Founder & Executive Director of the Safe & Together […]
March 18, 2020

Blog Series: Safe & Together in a Time of Crisis  

Part 1: How to adapt your domestic abuse assessments during the pandemic By David Mandel, Founder & Executive Director of the Safe & Together Institute During […]
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 21, 2019

What to do when…

What to do when… Domestic Violence Informed Practice Tips …Both people have been arrested? When do parents or caregivers have been arrested for domestic violence, it […]
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] […]
November 13, 2019

Worker Safety and Domestic Violence in Child Welfare Systems

“Worker fear can result in victim-blaming and in under or over-estimating the level of danger, which affects the safety of both victims/survivors and workers: ‘We become […]
October 1, 2019

BBC covers Safe & Together’s commitment to working with agencies in London

BBC Coverage of Safe & Together’s commitment to working with Waltham Forest Council, Hackney Council and Respect UK in creating domestic violence aware systems to keep […]
October 1, 2019

Scotland’s Programme for Government Commits to Safe & Together Model

Scotland rolled out its annual report for actions the country plans to take in the coming year and beyond. The overall theme, Protecting Scotland’s Future, included […]