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Submitting a Presentation Proposal

The Safe & Together Institute is currently calling for breakout presentation/workshop proposals for all of our conferences. Our focus is to highlight the work being done internationally that bridges the gap between child welfare and domestic violence competency. We are looking to fill the agenda with a variety of workshops and presentations that could address any of the following general categories:

  • Site presentations: Any community or agency that has been implementing the Safe & Together Model and would like to discuss their successes, challenges and/or strategy in making the shift.
  • DV-informed Practice: This includes topics that address child safety and wellbeing in the context of domestic violence that run parallel to the Safe & Together value system.
  • Safe & Together Model: If you are a Certified Trainer and would like to workshop a particular topic or skill from the Safe & Together Model.

Key Dates

Deadline for proposals:

  • 20 January 2020 for the European Conference (26-27 March)
  • February 10, 2020 for the North America Conference (May 7-8)

Notification of acceptance will be sent 6-8 weeks before the conference

Workshop length 

  • 75-minute presentations (including time for Q&A)
  • If the material warrants further discussion, two 75-minute sessions could be considered.

About the Audience

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

Submission Criteria

  • All presenters must be experienced in or have some grasp of the Safe & Together Model’s principles and critical components.
  • Collaborative presentations are welcome (please limit the number of presenters to 3).
  • Presenters will be asked to submit a resume.
  • 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 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 child welfare and domestic violence practitioners in their work.
    • Lessons learned and/or formal evaluation data.

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
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