VIRTUAL on October 16, 2020

The child-centered, perpetrator pattern-based Safe & Together Model derives its name from the concept that children are best served when we can work toward keeping them safe and together with the non-offending parent (the adult domestic violence survivor). This one-day training, hosted by the Trumbull-Mahoning Domestic Violence Collaboration, will explore how the three principles of the model can support professionals, in any field, improve their domestic violence-informed practice.

Facilitated completely in an Online format, the day will be broken into four sections or topics. The first section will demonstrate the importance of and guidance around partnering with the survivor of domestic violence. Only by partnering with a survivor can we truly provide a realistic safety plan. The next section will discuss how holding men to a higher standard as fathers can lead the way toward intervening with a perpetrator’s abusive and controlling behavior. By defining domestic violence perpetration as a ‘parenting choice’ we are given a foundation from which to create behavior change. The workshop will explore methods of engaging the perpetrators as well. The final two sections of the day will cover clinical tips on working with children surviving domestic violence and provide a hands-on tool for a thorough assessment of risk and impact on family functioning. 

The workshop is open to any practitioner, professional, or decision-maker who works with or child or adult survivors of domestic violence and/or perpetrators of domestic violence. This can include, child protection, domestic violence advocates, mental health professional, alcohol and drug treatment providers, batterer intervention or fatherhood programs, family services, community educators, judges, attorneys or law enforcement and others.


As a result of this workshop, participants will be better able to:

  • Partner with domestic violence adult and child survivors toward their safety and supporting their overall family functioning.
  • Talk to men about their fatherhood, engage them in their children’s wellbeing and intervene with their abusive behavior.
  • Improve assessment and service planning strategies with child victims of domestic violence.
  • Utilize an assessment tool to better understand risk in complex cases in their practice.


8:30-10:00 (90m): Building Partnerships with Domestic Violence Survivors is not about offering services.

10:00-10:15 (15m): Break

10:15-11:45 (90m): Domestic Violence Intervention Starts With High Standards for Fathers.

11:45-12:15 (30m): Lunch

12:15-1:45 (90m): Talking with and supporting child survivors of domestic violence

1:45-2:00 (15m): Break

2:00-3:30 (90m): Putting It All Together: Using the Mapping Tool to understand the risk and impact domestic violence causes in each family

3:30-3:40 (10m): Complete evaluation


  • To receive credit, please be sure you are logged in by 8:30 am.
  • To fulfill requirements, there will be frequent engagement opportunities, such as quizzes and polling questions throughout the day.
  • If you view the webinar as a group, please be sure everyone in the room logs in on their own device for the day as well (zoom mobile or tablet app or secondary computer) to ensure credit for each participant.


This year’s Roundtable will be presented entirely online. Once you have mailed in your registration with your email address, you will directly be emailed the Zoom Webinar link. This email will direct you right into the meeting room. Here are the steps to take once you receive the email.

You do NOT need to have an account with Zoom. The webinar can viewed on most web browsers. Or, if you prefer, you could download the zoom software ahead of time. 

To receive your meeting link, please be sure mail your registration to:
YWCA Mahoning Valley
25 W. Rayen Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44503

Please check back here closer to the event for more technical assistance information. 

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