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Working with Perpetrators as Parents:
Texas Council On Family Violence

Using a combination of self-paced e-courses and live discussions this course is specifically designed to equip Batterers' Intervention Program/ Men's Behavior Change Program staff to apply the Safe & Together Model to their daily practice.  
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Introduction to the Model

The Safe and Together™ Model is an internationally recognized suite of tools and interventions designed to help child welfare and their partners become domestic violence-informed.

Continuously refined based on years of experiencing implementing the Model across the United States and other countries, the Model helps improve competencies and cross system collaboration related to the intersection of domestic violence and child maltreatment.

This child-centered Model 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 Model 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.

Multiple Pathways to Harm

This e-course provides an introduction to the Safe & Together Model’s Multiple Pathways to Harm assessment and critical thinking framework. The course provides tools to apply a comprehensive assessment lens to the impact of domestic violence perpetrator behaviors on child and family functioning. This approach sets high standards for men as parents, engagement standards for men of diverse backgrounds and teaches how to partner with adult survivors.

This child-centered Model 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 Model 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.

Working with Men as Parents: Fathers' Parenting Choices Matter

If we want to work with families, we cannot just work with women and children. We need to be able to work with men — from all types of families, especially poor and historically oppressed communities. We need to approach fathers with high expectations, and the willingness to learn new approaches and practices.

Understanding male parental development and how men’s choices and behaviors impact child and family functioning is critical.

Throughout this e-course, we highlight specific connections to the Safe & Together™ Model Principles, Critical Components, Multiple Pathways to Harm and Practice Tools.

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Using a combination of self-paced e-courses and live discussions this course is specifically designed to equip Batterers' Intervention Program/ Men's Behavior Change Program staff to apply the Safe & Together Model to their daily practice.