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June 2022 Webinar Series with David Mandel
June 28 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
NOTE: Various time zones offered per session ______________________________________________________________________
Webinar #1: The myth of “child witness to domestic violence”
21 June 11:00AM-12:30PM Sydney / 9:00AM-10:30AM Perth / 20 June 9:00PM-10:30PM New York
In this webinar, David, creator of the Safe & Together Model, will explore how domestic violence destructive and neglectful practices are held in place by outdated approaches that view children solely as “witnesses” to domestic violence. David will talk about a more comprehensive approach to domestic violence and children that include coercive control, and the Model’s Multiple Pathways to Harm framework. He will offer practical tips for improving assessment of children in ways that can increase perpetrator accountability.
Webinar #2: 3 Steps to Interrupting Victim Blaming in Professional Conversations
21 June 11:00AM-12:30PM New York / 21 June 4:00PM-5:30PM London
In this webinar, David Mandel, creator of the Safe & Together Model, will resurrect and review “Pivoting” as a tool for training, coaching and supervision. David will walk CTs through a three-step process they can use to address victim-blaming in their training, and daily practice. David will model this process which can interrupt victim-blaming and help refocus practice on perpetrators and their harm to children.
Webinar #3: Perpetrator Pattern-based Assessment: Objective, Neutral, Impartial
28 June 11:00AM-12:30PM Sydney / 9:00AM-10:30AM Perth / 27 June 9:00PM-10:30PM New York
From its inception, the Safe & Together Model was designed to be objective and neutral. This means situations and family members were not going to be prejudged based on sex, gender, sexual orientation, or other demographics. In this session, David will discuss the development of the Model’s behavioral approach, and how it addresses allegations of mutual violence, and works across multiple settings including male violence against a female partner, and violence in same-sex relationships.
Webinar #4: Intervening with Domestic Violence Perpetrators: “We can’t leave anything on the table”
28 June 11:00AM-12:30PM New York / 28 June 4:00PM-5:30PM London
The Safe & Together Model’s 3rd Principle focuses on interventions with perpetrators to reduce risk and harm to children. In this webinar, David will discuss the importance of using the language of “intervention” and a broad definition of “accountability” He will examine how micro-practices around language and documentation are the foundation of accountability in a domestic violence-informed system, how traditional definitions of perpetrator accountability can contribute to racial inequity in the response of systems and how practitioners can increase their capacity to keep the focus on the perpetrator and change (and away from a “failure-to-protect” approach).