Domestic Violence-Informed E-Learning Courses Available Now!
Developed in conjunction with Kempe Innovative Design, a leader in online learning for child welfare audiences, Safe & Together Institute E-Courses bring the Safe & Together™ Model to you anytime, anywhere. Using reality-based scenarios and interactive practice activities, e-courses are designed to be “standalone” or as part of a wider implementation of domestic violence-informed systems change.
Why E-Learning Courses?
- Cost Effective Learning – No travel time and less time away from work
- Personalized Learning – Take the course where and when you want, in lengths that are best for your learning style
- Consistency – Each learner is exposed to the same material
- Measurability – Pre and post knowledge tests allow the agency to measure learning
- Leverage In-Person Training Efforts – Pair e-learning courses with Safe & Together Institute in-person training
- Other Benefits – Earn social work CEs (pending) as well as credits toward Safe & Together Institute certifications
Online courses are for those in child welfare; domestic violence advocates; mental health, substance abuse and other community service providers; batterer intervention or men’s behavior change staff; court and legal personnel; law enforcement; health and home visitors and others who work with families impacted by domestic violence.
Cost & Access
Each e-course is $50 USD, and is worth 2 credit hours. Membership discounts are 5% off of individual purchases. Bulk discounts are available for large purchases.
The Safe & Together™ Model is an internationally recognized suite of tools and interventions designed to help child welfare and their partners become domestic violence-informed. It is used in multiple states across the US, the UK, Australia, Canada and Asia.
Safe & Together: An Introduction to the Model
Children are best served when we can work toward keeping them safe and together with the non-offending parent (the adult domestic violence survivor). The Model provides a framework for partnering with domestic violence survivors and intervening with domestic violence perpetrators in order to enhance the safety and well-being of children.
Multiple Pathways to Harm: A Comprehensive Assessment Framework
This e-course provides an introduction to the Safe & Together Model’s Multiple Pathways to Harm assessment and critical thinking framework. The course provides tools to apply a comprehensive assessment lens to the impact of domestic violence perpetrator behaviors on child and family functioning. This approach sets high standards for men as parents, engagement standards for men of diverse backgrounds and teaches how to partner with adult survivors.
Working with Men as Parents: Fathers’ Parenting Choices Matter
If we want to work with families, we cannot just work with women and children. We need to be able to work with men — from all types of families, especially poor and historically oppressed communities. We need to approach fathers with high expectations, and the willingness to learn new approaches and practices. Understanding male parental development and how men’s choices and behaviors impact child and family functioning is critical. Throughout the e-course, we highlight specific connections to the Safe & Together™ Model Principles, Critical Components, Multiple Pathways to Harm and Practice Tools.
Intersections: When Domestic Violence Perpetration, Substance Abuse, and Mental Health Meet
Many families impacted by domestic violence perpetrators’ behaviors have multiple, complex, intersecting issues. In the past, we might have referred to these as co-occurring issues. But the language of co-occurrence often doesn’t provide us with a sense of how these issues interact. For example, listing the family’s issues is not as powerful as explaining how the domestic violence perpetrator interfered with his partner’s recovery. Listing that the family has experienced both domestic violence and child behavioral health issues is not as useful as describing how the perpetrator’s violence has produced anxiety and aggression in the children. Using an intersections framework, versus a co-occurrence framework, we increase perpetrator accountability, improve our ability to diagnosis and treat each member of the family, and improve our ability to help the adult and children survivors. This course will provide guidance on how to understand the connections, or intersections, and make them work for us in our practice.
Coming in 2019
- Intersections and Intersectionalities: Domestic Violence-Informed Practice with Real Families
- Creating Domestic Violence-Informed Systems: Introduction to Domestic Violence Continuum of Practice