Father's Choices Matter: Using a Behavioral Focus for Work with Perpetrators as Parents
New Mexico Cohort

Intervening with perpetrators of domestic violence is central to improving safety and well being for children and families. At the same time, it is one of the most challenging areas of our work.

Domestic violence–informed practice rests on the simple notion that male caregivers’ behaviors and choices matter to child and family functioning.

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Safe & Together Institute
Practice Training Bundles

These sector-specific, skills-based training packages include a curated combination of our high quality eCourses and interactive virtual sessions facilitated live by expert staff & faculty

Why this Bundle?

This training bundle introduces domestic violence advocates to the basics of the Safe & Together Model and connects its unique concepts and practice tools to advocating for child welfare-involved clients.
In this package, two (2) introductory practice courses and three(3) 90 minute instructor-led practice sessions will help participants better understand working with male caregivers and how to effectively apply a perpetrator pattern-based approach to creating and measuring behavioral focus plans with perpetrators. 

As a result of this training, you will:
  • Connect the dots between Safe & Together Model foundational concepts and principles to specific skills for working with fathers, especially those who are domestic violence perpetrators.
  • Have new tools to support effective engagement, prevention, and intervention with perpetrators.
  • Practice peer and instructor interactive exercises and engage in discussion around these topics to strengthen your skills.

This Practice Training Bundle includes

Introduction to the Model

1st eCourse
This course provides an introduction to the Safe & Together Model and its framework for partnering with domestic violence survivors, intervening with perpetrators, and enhancing child safety.

Working with Men as Parents

2nd eCourse
To work effectively with families, we must approach fathers using the Model's principles and components—with high expectations for men and an understanding of male parental development, as well as how men’s choices and behaviors impact child and family functioning. This course provides a guide for this critical work.

Three Live Practice Trainings

Virtual Sessions
These instructor-led sessions look at applying the Safe & Together Model to day-to-day skills for working with fathers, especially those who are domestic violence perpetrators.