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COVID-19 related blogs, podcasts, webinars, resources and support

During this time of crisis, adapting our work with families impacted by perpetrators’ behaviors is a critical task. The Safe & Together Institute is committed to doubling its efforts during this time to provide critical and useful information and virtual options for training and support.

New Safe & Together Resources

COVID-19 Quick Guide: Designed primarily for Safe & Together Model trained practitioners to use with our Perpetrator Pattern Mapping tool, this COVID-19-specific practice document includes:

  • General tips related to understanding domestic violence perpetration in the context of COVID-19 pandemic
  • Perpetrator pattern mapping tips in the context of the current crisis
  • A COVID-19 specific danger checklist to be used in combination with Safe & Together training and mapping tool

Safe & Together offers multiple free resources – from research to videos here.

Safe & Together in a time of Crisis:
Facebook “5 minute” Live Stream Series

David Mandel, Executive Director of the Safe & Together Institute, offers a series of live streams on the Safe & Together Institute Facebook page. The series is designed to provide support and information to our Facebook community during these challenging, fast moving times – including topics like “Partnering with survivors in a time of crisis and isolation” and “custody, access and domestic violence.” Catch past videos and tune in here.

Virtual Support Groups for Practitioners

Join us for the Safe & Together Institute Virtual Practice Support Group, a special four-week series. Practitioners need domestic violence-informed targeted support and guidance in this time of crisis. One of our Safe & Together Institute staff or faculty will facilitate a 45-minute informal discussion about practice during this challenging time. The virtual discussion group will allow you an opportunity to:

  • Hear about specific Safe & Together Model practice considerations related to the current COVID-19 context
  • Gain support from colleagues across your region and the world
  • Share information about what you are learning from working with families during this period

Sign up for scheduled virtual support groups here.

The Safe & Together Institute, an international leader in distance learning in the domestic abuse and welfare fields, is proud to announce the launch of its Virtual Academy. With the goal of supporting domestic violence-informed practice and organizational change in this time of uncertainty, we are dramatically expanding our ability to teach, train and build community online.  Using a powerful yet intuitive platform, our Virtual Academy connects learners all over the world with many familiar social media functions and a wider catalog of courses including those specific to COVID-19 and domestic abuse and virtual working. See Courses.

COVID-related Blogs

2303, 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 Institute During this time of crisis, adapting our work with families impacted by perpetrators’ behaviors is a critical task.  Disasters and crises are associated with a differential impact on vulnerable individuals and families. (Jenkins & Phillips, 2008; Molyneaux et al., 2020) The COVID-19 outbreak and the stresses of [...]

1803, 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 this time of crisis, adapting our work with families impacted by perpetrators’ behaviors is a critical task.  Disasters and crises are associated with a differential impact on vulnerable individuals and families. (Jenkins & Phillips, 2008; Molyneaux et al., 2020) The COVID-19 outbreak and the stresses of the social [...]

Podcasts

2403, 2020

Episode 13, Partnered with a Survivor Podcast (SPECIAL COVID-19 FOCUS)

Episode 13, Partnered with a Survivor Podcast (Special COVID-19 edition) with Ruth Stearns Mandel & David Mandel About Episode 13: Mapping domestic violence perpetrator's use of COVID-19 pandemic to increase coercive control In this episode Ruth & David outline an emerging checklist for professionals and families to help them map perpetrator's patterns of behavior in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and our social response. The episode includes a discussion of: How [...]

2003, 2020

Episode 12, Partnered with a Survivor Podcast (SPECIAL COVID-19 FOCUS)

Episode 12, Partnered with a Survivor Podcast (Special COVID-19 edition) with Ruth Stearns Mandel & David Mandel About Episode 12: COVID-19: Helping families impacted by domestic abuse in a time of crisis In the first of a series of COVID-19 specific podcasts, David and Ruth talk about how the dynamics of domestic abuse are changing in the context of the COVID-19. Talking to both professionals and family members, Ruth offers insights from her [...]

2003, 2020

Episode 11, Partnered with a Survivor Podcast

Episode 11: Getting Inside the Mind of Men who Use Violence with Ruth Stearns Mandel & David Mandel About Episode 11: Getting Inside the Mind of Men who Use Violence In this podcast, David & Ruth get inside the mind of men who use violence and abuse. The Five Elements in the Profile of Abusive Men was developed to guide group interventions with domestic violence perpetrators. This "operational profile," which examines factors that sustain a [...]

General Resources for Professionals and Survivors

To support professionals and families access to resources during the pandemic, we are listing some key links. This will be updated periodically.