The Safe and Together™ Model is an internationally recognized suite of tools and interventions designed to help child welfare and their partners become domestic violence-informed. Continuously refined based on years of experiencing implementing the Model across the United States and other countries, the Model helps improve competencies and cross system collaboration related to the intersection of domestic violence and child maltreatment. (For Colorado version: It is a recognized in Colorado as an important guide for practice.)
This child-centered 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). 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.
In this training, you'll learn
· the principles and components of the Safe and Together Model,
· what a perpetrator-pattern based approach is,
· the importance of partnering with the survivor,
· how a perpetrator's behavior impacts the child, and
· how to apply the model to your work.