Safe and Together™:
An Introduction to the Model
The Safe and Together™ Model is an internationally recognized suite of tools and interventions designed to help child- and family-serving systems 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.