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4-part August – September Webinar Series with David Mandel: Applying Safe & Together Across Systems, Agencies & Sectors

September 21, 2021 @ 9:00 AM

AP – 21 September 9am Perth / 11am Melbourne (20 September 9pm EST): How Advocates’ and Women Sector Workers Can Use the Safe & Together Model to Strengthen their Work with Survivors   
 
NA/EU – 21 September 11am EST / 4pm London NA/EU:  Applying a Perpetrator Pattern-Based Approach to Child Custody and Access Matters

At the Safe & Together Institute, we want to support you to apply domestic abuse informed practice in whatever role, organization or system you are in. This webinar series will explore how to apply Safe & Together across systems, agencies & sectors. Whether you have undertaken training in the Model or are new to it, these webinars are opportunities to learn, ask questions and receive concrete feedback.

All four sessions will be led by David Mandel, founder of the Safe & Together Institute, who has over 30 years of experience in the fields of domestic violence and child welfare. Registering gives you access to all four webinars. Two of the webinars are conveniently timed for the Asia Pacific time zone. Two are timed for Europe and North America. All of the sessions will be recorded and available 24-48 hours after the live session for two weeks. This way, registrants can access all the content.   
The four-part series includes 90-minute webinars on:

WEBINAR 3: How Advocates’ and Women Sector Workers Can Use the Safe & Together Model to Strengthen their Work with Survivors   
When it comes to children, systems have often blamed survivors for the effects of perpetrators’ behaviors. Survivors parenting strengths are often ignored and perpetrator’s parenting choices are invisible. We will identify how to keep kids safe without blaming domestic violence survivors, by validating her strengths and increasing interventions with perpetrators as parents. In this webinar, we explore how the Model can be applied in survivor services and the advocacy sector and the implications for survivors involved with child protection and/or family courts
21 September 9am Perth Australia / 11am Melbourne (20 September 9pm EST)
 
WEBINAR 4: Applying a Perpetrator Pattern-Based Approach to Child Custody and Access Matters
Family courts are charged with balancing off child safety with meaningful relationships with both parents. What does this mean in the context of domestic violence? In many instances, the court is not clearly presented with the perpetrators’ patterns and the specifics of the harm it has caused, and emphasis on collaborative parenting works against the best interests of children in these cases. Drawing on work in family court settings in the United States and Australia, David Mandel, explores how the Model can help decision-making in custody and access cases. 
21 September 11am EST / 4pm London NA/EU

Did you miss the first two? Get the recording here.

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