COVID-19 Resources

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.


Free Webinars

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.

COVID-related Blogs

April 18, 2020

Shared pandemic-related fears offer us new opportunities to engage men in response to escalating domestic violence

April 7, 2020

Now is not the time for child welfare to lose focus on domestic violence


Ohio COVID Resources

COVID-19 Ohio: Official numbers, state orders, educational resources, and more.
Coronavirus and Children Services: Guidance on foster care, information on virtual visitations, FAQs, technical assistance, Ohio stay-at-home order, federal guidelines, sector-specific operating requirements, and more.
Ohio Domestic Violence Network Resources: Shelter/program guidance, survivor resources, legal resources, emergency planning, workplace policy guidance, and more.