February 16, 2021

Season 2, Episode 5: How professionals can avoid being manipulated by perpetrators

About Episode 5, Season 2 Domestic violence perpetrators do not only target survivors. They also target the professionals & systems who want to want to help […]
February 8, 2021

Season 2, Episode 4: Making Good Decisions: How Professionals use the Safe & Together Model Critical Components to help adult and child survivors

About Episode 4, Season 2 What do practitioners need to pay most attention to in domestic violence cases involving children? What kind of evidence do courts […]
February 1, 2021

Season 2, Episode 3: “Cultural Tsunami”: How the Safe & Together Institute Seeks to Transform Systems

About Episode 3, Season 2 In a recent article by Tracey De Simone and Susan Heward-Belle*, they describe the “cultural tsunami” triggered by the Safe & […]
January 19, 2021

Season 2, Episode 2: Coercive Control Laws: A discussion with investigative reporter and author Jess Hill

About Episode 2, Season 2 To truly understand the experience of many domestic violence survivors we need to understand coercive control.  Coercive control,  which is one […]
January 18, 2021

Season 2, Episode 1: 6 Steps to Partnering with Survivors

About Episode 1, Season 2 The Safe & Together Model is premised on the idea that child-serving systems are natural allies to adult domestic violence survivors. […]
December 21, 2020

Episode 33: Our First Season Wrap Up: Looking back on PWAS 2020

About Episode 33 In this episode, David and Ruth look back over the highlights of the first season of Partnered with a Survivor. They talk about […]
December 21, 2020

Episode 32: Domestic Violence Advocacy in a Time of Police Reform: An interview with author Leigh Goodmark, and the staff of a survivor agency who stood up for racial equity and got defunded for it

About Episode 32 The last few decades have seen the dramatic rise of the criminalization of domestic violence perpetration across the globe.  As a result, police […]
December 8, 2020

Episode 31: “Acting in bad faith:” UK Centre for Women’s Justice files groundbreaking “super-complaint” against the police forces in England and Wales

About Episode 31 In 2020, the  Centre for  Women’s Justice filed a groundbreaking “super complaint” against all police forces in England and Wales.   The complaint alleged patterns of […]
December 7, 2020

Episode 30: 4 Ways the Concept of Trauma Bonding Works Against Survivors

About Episode 30 The term “trauma bonding” was originally coined by Patrick Carnes,  who was a proponent of the concept of sex addiction. He originally developed […]
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