Welcome to the 5th National Safe and Together Symposium. After an extremely successful 2016 event, we are excited to announce that this year’s symposium will have following areas of focus:
- Real Strength: Adult Survivors’ Protective Capacities as Parents
- Voices of Children: Adult Child Survivors and Their Experiences
- Working with Men as Parents: Practicing as if Men’s Choices Matter to Child and Family Functioning
- Moving Texas Forward: Advancing Domestic Violence-Informed Practice Across the Lone Star State
What can you expect this September?
- Practice and policy-specific training about the intersection of domestic violence and child maltreatment
- How the Safe and Together™ model can enhance collaboration in communities where co-located domestic violence advocates or specialists work inside child welfare agencies
- National experts on children exposed to violence
- Opportunities to discuss harm, resilience and healing for children
- Using a perpetrator pattern-based approach to understanding child safety
Who should attend?
The Safe and Together Symposium is designed for both professionals experienced with the model as well as those attending Safe and Together model training for the first time. The Symposium audience includes child welfare frontline workers, supervisors, managers/administrators; child welfare attorneys; domestic violence advocates, counselors, administrators; policy makers; researchers; judges; Guardians ad Litem, CASAs; home visitors; mental health and substance abuse professionals; fatherhood program staff; and/or batterer intervention providers. Participants should be interested in enhancing safety for children, developing responsible fatherhood practices, supporting survivors of domestic violence and intervening with perpetrators of domestic violence.