Domestic Violence Survivors

“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 […]
January 13, 2020

Podcast: Partnered with a Survivor

Podcast: Partnered with a Survivor with David Mandel and Ruth Stearns Mandel You asked, we answered. Amidst our current, global political and social upheavals, during movements, […]
October 8, 2013

Florida co-located advocates, Florida DCF and Safe and Together model combine to reduce removal of children from domestic violence survivors in half

David Mandel & Associates has been collaborating with both the Florida Coalition for Domestic Violence (FCADV) and the Florida Department of Children and Families for the […]
November 29, 2012

Free Pass for Survivors?

By Kristen Selleck, MSW National Training Director I’ve been asked in various ways in different places recently a question that boils down to this: Does the […]
September 12, 2012

David Mandel invited by Singapore Government to speak at National Family Violence Networking Symposium

David Mandel has been invited by the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) and the Singapore Police Force (SPF) to speak at their National […]
April 8, 2012

The value of Multi-Disciplinary Teams reviewing serious domestic violence cases involving children: One Connecticut’s team’s experience

by David Mandel, MA, LPC In the past three decades, Connecticut, like other states, has struggled to respond effectively to the rise of reported child abuse […]
April 6, 2012

Good assessment of the perpetrator’s pattern behavior and its impact goes beyond “Did the children see or hear the violence?”

by David Mandel, MA, LPC The Safe and Together™ model’s critical components form the foundation of good assessment practice for domestic violence as a factor in […]