August-September News

Updated: 11.11.2020


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We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy as we all continue to navigate these strange times. As all of us start to transition from summer to fall and the start of a new, unique school year, the Collaborative is bracing for its own time of transition. This is the last newsletter with Dana Schmersal serving as IPV Collaborative Coordinator as she moves on to a new position. We thank her for all of her hard work to revitalize the Collaborative and wish her the very best! As we continue this important work, we remain committed to meeting your Safe & Together training needs - both virtually and in safe, socially-distanced small groups. Please contact Christine Morris at for more information about our adapted training options.
CHOOSE TO CHANGE: Free Men's Behavioral Change Toolkit & Webinar
Join David Mandel, Executive Director and Founder of the Safe and Together Institute as he presents the ‘Choose to Change: Your Behavior, Your Choice’ Campaign Materials. These free resources are aimed at men who choose violence, professionals who work with them and their family and friends.
August 18th at 11am I Register NOW
Domestic Violence Advocacy Fundamentals Webinar Series
This popular course teaches basic fundamentals and introductory skills for advocates and allied professionals serving domestic violence survivors and their children. The training includes 12 hours of live webinars and 12 hours of online learning. Please CLICK HERE for information and registration.
DV Cases Up in Ohio During Pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic is leading to spikes in domestic violence, and making it harder for some victims to find help and for local shelters to meet their needs. Reports are coming from across the state, including the Cleveland area and in Central Ohio. CLICK HERE to read the Safe & Together Institute's COVID-19 Quick Practice Guide for child welfare staff working with families impacted by domestic violence.
SAFE & TOGETHER INSTITUTE VIRTUAL ACADEMY The Safe & Together Institute, an international leader in distance learning in the domestic abuse and child welfare fields, is excited to offer child and family-serving professionals the Virtual Academy. With the goal of supporting domestic violence-informed practice and organizational change in this time of uncertainty, we are dramatically expanding our ability to teach, train and build community online. Using a powerful yet intuitive platform, our Virtual Academy connects learners all over the world with many familiar social media functions and a wider catalog of courses including those specific to COVID-19 and domestic abuse and virtual working. LEARN MORE
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