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Partnered with a Survivor: David Mandel and Ruth Stearns Mandel

A weekly Society, Culture and Relationships podcast
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Phrases like "child witness to violence" or "children exposed to violence" only capture a small slice of how domestic violence perpetrators' behaviors harm children.  Assessment frameworks based on these concepts  primarily emphasize the trauma
Intervening with perpetrators, who are the source of the harm to child, partner and family functioning, is essential for domestic violence-informed systems. In this episode, David & Ruth talk about the third principle of the Safe & Together Mod
 In this episode, Ruth and David yarn with Ashlee Donohue – a proud Dunghutti woman born and raised in Kempsey, NSW. Ashlee is an Author, Educator, Advocate and speaker around the anti-violence message. Ashlee is currently the CEO of Mudgin-Gal
For men's violence against women to end,  men need to  talk to other men about change and responsibility. At the same time, many men who are abusive, have often experienced their own traumas at the hands of their parents or society at large.  A
Building on the Safe & Together Institute's white paper on perpetrators' manipulate of systems (and the related podcast) and work with the national Family Court of Australia, David & Ruth take a closer look at how domestic violence perpetrators
Crafting a domestic violence-informed response to the unique experience of Black domestic violence survivors in the United States  requires  listening to the voices and lived experience of those survivors.  Like other marginalized survivors in
For 15 years, the Safe & Together Model has trained professionals in the importance of centering coercive controlling patterns of behaviors if you want to understand the harm domestic abuse perpetrators create for their children & how that is p
The discussion of relationship between histories of trauma and the perpetration of abuse is often fraught.   Many people are worried, as has happened over and over again, that any consideration of the trauma histories of perpetrators will becom
In this episode of Partnered with a Survivor, David & Ruth tackle one of the most pressing issues in the domestic violence field: how to make mental health and addiction services more domestic violence-informed when it comes to interacting with
Domestic violence has been depicted in feature movies before.  "Enough," "The Burning Bed" and "Sleeping with the Enemy" depended on star power to draw in their audiences.   "Once We Were Warriors," the dark, award-wining New Zealand classic, e
The voices of children  impacted by domestic violence perpetrators  are being ignored by professionals. In this ground-breaking interview, a fourteen year old survivor of officer-involved domestic violence, and his mother speak openly about the
Safety. Satisfaction. Self-Determination.  For decades, domestic violence survivors have shared that these are the aspects of their life targeted by domestic violence perpetrators. Until recently, it was primarily the attacks on physical  safet
Both men and women can be controlling. Both men and women can violent. Domestic abuse occurs in same sex and heterosexual relationship.   This means both men and women can be victims of domestic violence.  Yet domestic violence-informed practic
Domestic violence perpetrators do not only target survivors.  They also target the professionals & systems who want to want to help them. Many perpetrators, often using money, privilege and power,  leverage systems to amplify their control.  Fa
What do practitioners need to pay most attention to in domestic violence cases involving children?  What kind of evidence do courts need to hear evidence if they want to make good decisions related to custody and access?  The Safe & Together's
In a recent article by Tracey De Simone and Susan Heward-Belle*, they describe the "cultural tsunami" triggered by the Safe & Together Model  in Queensland Australia.   In this episode, Ruth interviews David about the theory of change behind th
To truly understand the experience of many domestic violence survivors we need to understand  coercive control.  Coercive control,  which is one of the key aspects of the Safe & Together Model,  is as much about entrapment and the deprivation o
The Safe & Together Model is premised on the idea that child serving systems are natural allies to adult domestic violence survivors.  In the Season 2 kick-off episode, David &  Ruth explore the Safe  & Together Model's principle of partnering
In this episode, David and Ruth look back over the  highlights of the first season of Partnered with a Survivor.  They talk about the genesis of the show, favorite episodes,  and the value of survivor anger.   The episode also includes a previe
The last few decades has seen  the dramatic rise of the criminalization of domestic violence perpetration across the globe.   As a result, police have received a large share of domestic violence funding and partnerships between law enforcement
In 2020, the  Centre for  Women's Justice filed a groundbreaking "super complaint" against all police forces in England and Wales.   The complaint alleged patterns of "serious concerns about the way policing systems operate where police officer
The term "trauma bonding" was originally coined by Patrick Carnes,  who was a proponent of the concept of sex addiction.  He originally developed the term to describe "the misuse of fear, excitement, sexual feelings, and sexual physiology to en
Family courts' decisions related to domestic violence and child abuse have tremendous impact on the lives of adult and child survivors. These decisions are suppose to serve the "best interests" of the children in these families. Yet, as researc
The first police spouse Dr. Leanor Boulin Johnson interviewed came in to the office, sat down and said: "I have something I want to talk to you about, and I really don't care what you want to talk to me about. I'm going to tell you what I want
Police have been fighting against officer-involved domestic violence (OIDV)  for decades. In this episode, David & Ruth interviews two international law enforcement experts and advocates fighting against the perpetration of domestic violence by
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