Developing advocate leadership for survivors and support for child welfare systems.
Child protection workers and domestic violence advocates don’t always agree, even with the same goal of safer, stronger families. Whether as advocates for child welfare-involved survivors; co-located advocates working side by side with child protection workers; or as partners at the policy level, the voices of advocates provide leadership, experience and expertise. The Safe & Together Model’s Advocacy Institute helps develop advocate leadership for survivors involved with the child welfare system as well as support for child welfare systems becoming more responsive to the needs of families.
What advocates have said about the value of participating in the Safe & Together™ Model Advocacy Institute
“This Monday I was so pumped and ready to make a difference, that I purposely walked around the (child protective investigators’) building following up on the referrals I had received…”
“Immediately, I started using the program by focusing on my participant’s strengths and creating a safety plan around their strengths.”
“Since attending the training, my conversations with survivors have changed drastically and have definitely improved my advocacy skills.”