Overview of the Safe and Together Approach
Join us on Oct 6 at 2pm for a webinar hosted by TOAH NNEST to explore the Safe and Together approach. This approach uses a domestic violence informed lens to consider child protection practice. It is a child-centered approach that derives its name from the concept that children are best served when we can work toward keeping them safe and together with the non-offending parent (the adult domestic violence survivor). The approach provides a framework for partnering with domestic violence survivors and intervening with domestic violence perpetrators in order to enhance the safety and well-being of children. The approach is for all professionals, whether their work is with victim/survivors (including children) or the person inflicting the violence, or the whanau. It asks workers to consider the whole family system in their work, even if they don’t work directly with survivors/children. The approach has been researched and shows both a reduction in family violence and out of home placements for children. Click on the link below for more information and to register.