Published: January, 2013| David Mandel, MA, Gabrielle Davis, J.D.,

Domestic violence is often defined as the perpetration of coercive control by one adult against another in an intimate relationship. In reality, domestic violence perpetrators frequently engage in a web of behaviors that also directly and indirectly involve their children. An effective response to domestic violence and child maltreatment begins with a holistic understanding of the tactics batterers use to impact the entire family. This means using a framework that goes beyond witnessing to include direct child abuse, using the child as weapon against the other parent, undermining a partner's parenting and myriad pathways by which perpetrators impact housing stability, mental health, school performance and other basic needs.

This webinar explores the Safe and Together model and other perspectives on creating a more holistic response to the harm domestic violence perpetrators cause families.