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.
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.
- International Survivor Supports
- US National Domestic Violence Hotline: thehotlineorg 1-800-799-7233 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
- Australia 1800Respect.org.au 1800 737 732
- UK: https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/ 0808 2000 247
- Canda https://www.sheltersafe.ca/ (list of domestic abuse shelters in each province and territory with phone numbers)
- New Zealand: https://womensrefuge.org.nz/ 0800 REFUGE or 0800 733 843
- Technology and distance communication resources
- Techsafety: techsafety.org (US based National Network to End Domestic violence) a resource for both professionals and survivors on technology and abuse, and how to safely use technology to communicate. Even includes access to live chats for help-very useful if a survivor can only use her phone and isn’t free to talk.
- https://www.womenshealth.gov/relationships-and-safety/get-help/state-resourcesOther free resources