child welfare

August 31, 2010

Stories from the 2010 Florida Dependency Summit

By Kristen Selleck, MSW National Training and Consultation Director I attended the 2010 Florida Dependency Summit and, along with David Mandel and Bridget Reilly, met with […]
August 4, 2010

Creativity Aids in the Application of the Safe and Together Model

By Kristen Selleck, MSW National Training and Consultation Director In order to maintain the safety and well-being of children with limited resources and  following policies and […]
March 10, 2010

The language of child safety

By Kristen Selleck, MSW National Training and Consultation Director Professionals who work in the domestic violence and child welfare fields use language that others outside these […]
March 9, 2010

10 item checklist about the intersection of domestic violence, substance abuse and mental health issues

by David Mandel, MA, LPC Domestic violence frequently co-occurs with mental health and substance abuse issues.   A batterer may be diagnosed correctly or inappropriately with mental […]
January 11, 2010

Paying attention to worker safety in domestic violence cases

by Kristen Selleck, MSW, National Training and Consultation Director Successful child welfare interventions with families experiencing domestic violence depends on child welfare staff feeling confident, competent, […]
September 29, 2009

Domestic violence training for supervisors produces some positive results

by David Mandel “In child welfare cases involving domestic violence, supervision plays a critical role in determining the quality and consistency of case practice.   The expectations […]
June 2, 2009

Short and long term PTSD symptoms documented in child welfare workers

by David Mandel The March/April 2009 Child Welfare League of America publication Children’s Voices cited a recent study conducted by the New York Administration for Children […]
May 11, 2009

Batterer Intervention Programs–not yet the resource child welfare needs

by David Mandel On the eve of the national batterer intervention conference in Minneapolis this week, I’ve been thinking about the relationship between batterer intervention programs […]
April 21, 2009

Empathy for victims isn’t the answer (but it’s important)

by David Mandel During Safe and Together trainings,  I often hear some version of the following statement from child welfare workers:  “I can be empathetic to […]
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