COVID-19 related Guides, Webinars, Blogs & Support
During this time of crisis, adapting our work with families impacted by perpetrators’ behaviors is a critical task. The Safe & Together Institute is committed to doubling its efforts during this time to provide critical and useful information and virtual options for training and support.
New Safe & Together Resources
Download the FREE Friends and Family Guide Ally Guide: If you know someone who is being abused or suspect a loved one is being abused – this guide is for you. It gives you the words to say, the actions to take and how to help the most. It’s also useful for practitioners who are working with families. During this time of pandemic and social isolation, family, friends and communities have an even more important role to play in helping their loved ones who are survivors.
COVID-19 Quick Guide: Designed primarily for Safe & Together Model trained practitioners to use with our Perpetrator Pattern Mapping tool, this COVID-19-specific practice document includes:
- General tips related to understanding domestic violence perpetration in the context of COVID-19 pandemic
- Perpetrator pattern mapping tips in the context of the current crisis
- A COVID-19 specific danger checklist to be used in combination with Safe & Together training and mapping tool
Safe & Together offers multiple free resources – from research to videos here.
Free Live Remote Trainings
To facilitate learning in this period of social distancing, the Ohio Intimate Partner Violence is offering an online series of the Safe & TogetherTM CORE training. The series features 3-hour sessions. Participants will still enjoy a live training by an Ohio certified trainer and while some exercises may be adapted, training content will remain the same.
The Safe & TogetherTM CORE training provides a comprehensive introduction to domestic violence using a perpetrator pattern-based, child-centered, and survivor strengths approach. The Model was originally developed for child welfare systems, so it goes beyond a primer on domestic violence to teach hands-on skills and tools rooted in child welfare practice. The Safe & Together Model also improves the ability of child welfare to work with complex cases, making the connections with domestic violence clearer and helping to ensure a more holistic approach to serving families.
Please see our training calendar for upcoming sessions.
Perpetrator Pattern-Based Assessments in a Time of a Pandemic
Using the Safe & Together Model’s COVID-19 Quick Guide and Danger Checklist, David Mandel will explore how to apply the Safe & Together Model in the current context.
Keeping Children Safe, But Without the Office: How to Zoom for Social Workers
Despite the ongoing environment of social distancing and restrictions on group gatherings, professionals are still required to provide services to their families. Learn the basics of using Zoom for hosting virtual meetings, and share tips and tricks for case consultation with international child protection agencies.
Recorded sessions are available in the Safe & Together Institute's Virtual Academy.
Virtual Support Groups for Practitioners & Leadership
Shared learning and support is one of the ways we are stronger in this time of crisis. Our weekly Virtual Support Groups – one for practitioners and one for leaders – are bringing together dozens of professionals from diverse sectors from all over the globe. This allows us to compile, in real time, observations and practice tips in this rapidly changing environment. These practice tip sheets will be updated regularly with new learnings.
- Register to attend our next free Practitioner Virtual Support Group
- Register to attend our next free Leadership Virtual Support Group
- Observation and practice tips from the Virtual Support Groups.
- Catch our COVID-19 practice webinar recordings
- Join other practitioners in our Global Practice Community in our Virtual Academy