Collaborating to Keep Ohio Families Safe & Together


Ohio Safe & Together Model Implementation Summit: Celebrating 10 Years of Progress
June 10-11, 2021

Location: Virtual Academy, zoom
Early Bird: $75 pp (until May 10)
Standard Admission: $95 pp (May 10 - June 10)
Cost Includes: Live Event + Recording

The Safe & Together Institute is proud to join with its partners in celebrating 10 years of domestic violence-informed transformation in Ohio. Ten years ago, the Safe & TogetherTM Model was introduced in Ohio to support the implementation of Alternative Response. With the support of the Family and Youth Law Center, the Ohio Supreme Court, the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, the Ohio Domestic Violence Network and other Ohio intimate partner violence collaborative partners, the Safe & Together Institute developed the first team of Certified Trainers. Their training has reached almost all 88 Ohio counties and continues to coach professionals to implement the Model’s approach to inform policy, practice and outcomes for families. The influence of these Safe & Together Certified Trainers has stretched beyond the county frontlines as they have advanced in government and traveled all over the world to train other agencies in Safe & Together. In addition, beyond these trainings for social workers, the Safe & Together Institute has supported Ohio court practice through a bench card and online training for guardians ad litem.

For this unique event, the Safe & Together Institute has gathered together professionals throughout Ohio to celebrate how the state has addressed the intersection of domestic violence and child welfare using the Safe & Together Model. Workshops will highlight Ohio’s progress around practice and training implementation and other Ohio-based efforts and share the latest advances in domestic violence-informed practice.

Please Note: In line with guidelines and preventative measures regarding coronavirus/COVID-19 coming from agencies, the state, and Capital University (which houses the Ohio Intimate Partner Collaborative), in-person trainings will be limited to small groups in facilities that can accommodate social distancing. The Safe & Together Model CORE training is also available in a virtual format with live remote presentations from local Safe & Together Certified Trainers. Please reach out to Christine Morris at to schedule either in-person or virtual trainings.

The Ohio Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Collaborative is a partnership of the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services, the Supreme Court of Ohio, the Family and Youth Law Center (FYLaw) at Capital University Law School, The Safe and Together Institute, and other key stakeholders dedicated to addressing IPV in Ohio child welfare cases by providing public children services agencies and community partners with technical assistance and Safe and Together trainings that focus on perpetrators’ patterns of behaviors, non-offending parents’ protective capacities, and the impact of domestic violence on children.


The Collaborative was established with the goal of keeping children in the care of the survivor parent when that is a safe option and reducing trauma to those experiencing violence in their homes by forging community partnerships to develop a collaborative and holistic response to intimate partner violence.


Online Safe & Together CORE Days 1-4
Hosted by SEORTC: August 3, 4, 10, 11 & September 1, 2, 8, & 9
Online Safe & Together CORE Days 1-4
Hosted SWORTC: August 18, 19, 25, 26 & September 13, 14, 27, 28
Online Safe & Together CORE Days 1-4
Hosted CORTC: August 23, 24, 30, 31 & September 20, 21, 29, 30

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Spring Newsletter
Safe & Together Institute Ohio Implementation Summit on June 10 - 11, 2021.
December-January News
Free & Virtual Webinar by David Mandel Wells Conference on Child Welfare & Adoption Law
October-November News
We remain committed to meeting your Safe & Together training needs - both virtually and in safe, socially-distanced small groups.

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