Safe & Together™ Model
CORE Training

  • [The] Safer & Together Model is a game-changer in working with adult survivors and perpetrators.
  • I cannot wait for this [Model] to be rolled out in my agency. It has really changed my thinking. Really focusing on the perpetrator's behaviours as a parenting choice will allow me to shift the focus on the perpetrator and away from the survivor in terms of who is at fault. Never again will I write, " mum is not looking after the children's safety because she is putting her partner before her children".
  • My organisation is very DV-informed and I want to enhance my practice in every way possible. The documentation, safety planning and partnering with the survivor are so crucial to changing the outcomes for the non-offending parent.
  • The focus on the practice assessment techniques with domestic abuse-informed practice. The overall course is really good as it shifts the paradigm on professional intervention with survivors and the perpetrators of abuse with a focus on the children's wellbeing.

Safe & Together Institute’s CORE Training is designed to provide a skills-oriented foundation for domestic violence-informed practice. Each day of training provides experiential classroom training focused on the following foundational practice areas:

Day 1 Assessment
Day 2 Interviewing
Day 3 Documentation
Day 4 Case Planning

CORE Training explores the importance of:
• Identifying the impact of domestic violence on children and family functioning.
• Fact-based assessment of the perpetrators’ behavior patterns.
• Partnering with adult survivors of domestic violence.
• Intervening with perpetrators.
• How domestic violence intersects with other issues like substance abuse and mental health.

Participants of the CORE Training will:
• Learn to use practice tools, such as Mapping Perpetrators’ Patterns and Multiple Pathways to Harm that can be implemented right away to improve assessment of risk, impact on children, survivor protective efforts and essential case decisions.
• Practice interviewing perpetrators, survivors and children through modeling, role play and videos.
• Improve their domestic violence-informed documentation through individual and group exercises.
• Discuss their own current or past cases and explore how the Safe & Together Model could be implemented.

Also included in CORE Training:
• Action Plans will be developed by participants to support implementation of the Model to improve their day-to-day practice and to influence their communities and family service systems to become more domestic violence-informed.
• Participants will complete a pre- and posttest to reflect learning, as well as a training evaluation.
• Participants who attend all four days and take the posttest will receive a certificate of completion, which indicates they participated in 22 training hours.
• Participants who complete all four days and score an 80% or higher on the CORE Training posttest will meet one of the prerequisites to become a Safe & Together Model Certified Trainer.

Target Audience
Child Welfare Practitioners
Domestic Violence Advocates
Substance Abuse Treatment, Mental Health and other community service providers
Batterer Intervention or Men’s Behavior Change staff
Court and Legal Personnel
Law Enforcement
Health and Home Visitors
Anyone working with families impacted by domestic violence

Maximum Group Size: 40

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