The Safe & Together Institute and its partners often produce reports about their efforts. Here are samples of those reports.
Safe & Together Addressing ComplexitY (The STACY Project):
Long-term practice change
This study focused on long-term practice changes reported by participants of the STACY Project in follow-up interviews 12 months after the project. STACY (2018-19) investigated and developed practitioner and organisational capacity through Communities of Practice, supported by coaching in the Safe & Together™ Model.
Florida Domestic Violence Fatality Review: Faces of Fatality
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement reported a 15.6% increase in domestic violence murders in 2009, while all other crimes in Florida dropped by 6.7%. The Northeast Region of Florida implemented all aspects of the Safe & Together Model, including training domestic violence consultants and inviting advocates from the certified domestic violence centers to participate on their multidisciplinary case advisory team.
New Zealand Family Violence Death Review Committee: Fifth Report
Thinking differently about family violence meant understanding family violence was not a series of isolated incidents affecting an individual victim. Reframing victim empowerment and safety required a fundamental change in the way the family violence system in New Zealand responded. The Safe & Together Model supported a shift from a ‘failure to protect’ approach to a perpetrator-pattern, child-centered and survivor strengths-based approach.
National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative: Fatality Review Bulletin
In its continuing role as the national technical assistance provider for fatality review, the NDVFRI is charged with promoting or enhancing strategies to prevent homicide and reduce domestic violence. Providing best practices to members, it highlights the Safe & Together Model as a means of improving the response to victims of domestic violence and their children.
Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence: Supporting Battered Mothers Protects Children
Because of the high co-occurrence of child maltreatment and domestic violence, children of battered women often become involved in the child welfare system. In a report to the Missouri Children’s Services Commission, the state outlines the Safe & Together Model, for improving the child welfare system’s interviewing and assessment skills, documentation and case planning.
Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research: A Commentary on Taking Responsibility
Bridging the gap between child protection and domestic violence theory and practice, triggered by the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry, brought multiple full-day training workshops delivered by David Mandel, founder of the Safe & Together Institute. More than 50 government and community-based managers in domestic violence and child protection-related services began to address the gaps in implementing a ‘roadmap’ for reform over the next decade.
Rutgers University, School of Social Work, Center on Violence Against Women and Children: From Research to Practice
Over the past 25 years, child welfare and domestic violence services have grappled with how best to address the overlap of child maltreatment and domestic violence. Rutgers identifies the Safe & Together Model as “currently the most widely utilized model for collaboration between domestic violence service providers and the child welfare system.”