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Ohio Safe & Together Model Implementation 2-Day Summit


Ohio Implementation Summit

June 10, 2021 @ 9:00 AM 1:00 PM Ohio

The Safe & Together Institute is proud to join with its partners in celebrating 10 years of domestic violence-informed transformation in Ohio. Ten years ago, the Safe & Together Model was introduced in Ohio to support the implementation of Alternative Response. With the support of the Family and Youth Law Center, the Ohio Supreme Court, the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, the Ohio Domestic Violence Network and other Ohio intimate partner violence collaborative partners, the Safe & Together Institute developed the first team of Certified Trainers. Their training has reached almost all 88 Ohio counties and continues to coach professionals to implement the Model’s approach to inform policy, practice and outcomes for families. The influence of these Safe & Together Certified Trainers has stretched beyond the county frontlines as they have advanced in government and traveled all over the world to train other agencies in Safe & Together. In addition, beyond these trainings for social workers, the Safe & Together Institute has supported Ohio court practice through a bench card and online training for guardians ad litem.

For this unique event, the Safe & Together Institute has gathered together professionals throughout Ohio to celebrate how the state has addressed the intersection of domestic violence and child welfare using the Safe & Together Model. Workshops will highlight Ohio’s progress around practice and training implementation and other Ohio-based efforts and share the latest advances in domestic violence-informed practice.

Anyone across the state and beyond is invited to join us in learning more about Ohio’s success in transforming their systems to become more domestic violence-informed.

Early bird $75 pp (until May 17)
Regular rate $95 pp (May 17- June 10)

We are currently calling for breakout presentation proposals for our Ohio Safe & Together Model Implementation Summit, June 10-11, 2021. This Summit will be fully virtual and will celebrate 10 years of Safe & Together Model implementation in Ohio, highlighting the efforts throughout the state to integrate the Model to inform policy, practice and outcomes for families. 

We are seeking proposals for virtual workshops and presentations that highlight Ohio’s work in the following categories:

  • Site Implementation Presentations: Ohio-based community or organizations who would like to discuss their efforts to implement the Safe & Together Model including their successes, challenges and/or strategies for implementation.
  • Domestic Violence-informed Practice Presentations: Content about practice that impacts child safety and well-being in the context of domestic violence, frameworks or practice models that are parallel or complementary to the Safe & Together value system and/or practices or programs that grew out of implementation of the Safe & Together Model.
  • Safe & Together Model Presentation: Certified Trainers may present a workshop on a particular topic or skill from the Safe & Together Model.

Key Dates

  • Deadline for Ohio Implementation Summit proposals – May 7, 2021
  • Notification of acceptance – May 14, 2021
  • Ohio Summit (Virtual) – June 10 & 11, 2021

Workshop Format

  • 60 minutes in length (including time for Q&A)
  • Zoom Meeting platform within our Virtual Academy online classroom
  • Tech support will be provided

About the Audience

The conference audience includes child welfare front-line workers, supervisors, managers/administrators; child welfare attorneys; domestic violence advocates, counselors, administrators; policymakers; researchers; Guardians ad Litem, CASAs; home visitors; mental health and substance abuse professionals; fatherhood program staff; and batterer intervention providers.

Submission Criteria

  • Presenters must have had Safe and Together model training in the past and have implemented the Safe & Together Model principles, critical components and/or practice into their personal/agency/community practice and/or policy.
  • Collaborative presentations are welcome (please limit the number of presenters to 3).
  • Presenters will be asked to submit a brief biography and explanation of their experience using the Safe & Together Model, including any training received.
  • If Site Presentation, submissions will be expected to include the following key areas:
    • A description of training received in the Safe & Together Model
    • A description of how the Safe & Together Model has been applied to policy, practice and/or community collaboration
    • The lessons learned, including formal evaluation data (if available)
  • If DV-informed Practice, submissions will be expected to include the following areas:
    • Which of the Safe & Together Model principles and/or components are being addressed by this topic.
    • A description of how this topic can support the child welfare system and domestic violence practitioners in their work.
    • Lessons learned and/or formal evaluation data (if available).

Selection Review Criteria

Proposals will be reviewed based on the following points:

  • Clarity of understanding of the Safe & Together Model
  • Unique, creative and/or well-established implementation of the Safe & Together Model
  • Sustainability strategies
  • Fidelity implementation strategies
  • Use of Safe & Together to improve cross-system collaboration
  • Inclusion of qualitative and/or quantitative data on implementation

Presenter Agreement

By submitting a proposal, proposed presenters understand and agree to the following:

  • If selected to present, presenters must confirm their attendance and willingness to present by May 7.
  • All presenters must register for the conference online prior to the registration deadline.
  • Presenters are responsible for submitting any handouts or materials for participants by May 14 (or by a date agreed upon with S&TI staff)
  • Presenters agree to allow the Safe & Together Institute to put presenter biographies on the conference registration website.
  • Presenters agree to allow the Safe & Together Institute to provide feedback or request changes to any presentation proposal submission, including, but not limited to: change in time frame of presentation, addition of or removal of materials that do not fit within the principles of the Safe and Together model, or change in schedule.

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