Family Violence and Child Protection Leadership Summit 

Advancing inquiry, knowledge, practice and collaboration in approaching the intersection of domestic violence and child safety. Learning new ways to work together to protect and make each child safe in our community. *Free Training, Lunch Provided

Summit Info

Date: January 18, 2019

Time: 9am-4pm 

Location: Denton Public Safety Training Center ( 719 E Hickory St, Denton, TX 76205)


*Free Training, Lunch Provided by The Denton County Bar Association, Family Law Section 
By Invitation Only

Featured Speaker

David Mandel, MA, LPC, Executive Director
Safe & Together Institute 

With over almost 30 years’ experience in the domestic violence field, David’s international training and consulting focuses on improving systems' responses to domestic violence when children are involved.  Through years of work with child welfare systems, David has developed the Safe & Together™ Model to improve case practice and cross system collaboration in domestic violence cases involving children. He has also identified how a perpetrator pattern-based approach can improve our ability to help families and promote the development of domestic violence-informed child welfare systems. 

David and the Safe & Together Institute’s staff and faculty have consulted to United States’ child welfare systems in a number of states including California, New York, Louisiana, New Jersey, Iowa, Wisconsin, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Michigan, New Mexico, the District of Columbia, Vermont, Oregon, Minnesota, Texas and Ohio.  In the last five years, their work has expanded outside the United States with research, training and consultation in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and other countries. The Safe & Together Institute works closely with domestic violence advocates, in the United States and abroad, to help them more effectively work with child protection systems and better advocate for child welfare-involved adult and child domestic violence survivors.  David has written and published online courses on and has launched a new Safe & Together Model Certified Trainer initiative that will increase the Institute’s ability to support sustainable implementation of domestic violence-informed practice in the US and abroad.  

David has written or co-written journal articles on batterer’s perceptions of their children’s exposure to domestic violence, domestic violence case reading tools, and the intersection of domestic violence and child welfare practice. His chapter on “Batterers and the Lives of Their Children” was published in the Praeger Series Violence Against Women in Families and Relationships. 

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Typical warning signs of abuse

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1 in 4 women will experience intimate partner violence

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591 clients were served through legal services in 2017