Improving Competencies and Cross-System Collaboration
The Safe and Together Model is a perpetrator pattern based, child centered, survivor strengths approach to working with domestic violence. Having been developed originally for the child welfare systems, it has policy and practice implications for a variety of professionals and systems including domestic violence advocates, family service providers, courts, evaluators, domestic violence community collaboratives and others. The behavioral focus of the model highlights the “how” of the work, offering practical and concrete changes in practice. The model has a growing body of evidence associated with it including recent correlations with a reduction in out of home placements in child welfare domestic violence cases.