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The Safe and Together Approach presented by Julie Sach, Tautoko Mai – Sexual Harm Support

With our ongoing commitment to provide learning and connection opportunities for our members and the wider sector, Kai & Kōrero: Learning over lunch is a new initiative for our SSPA whānau to join us online from wherever you are around the motu once a month. Each session the speaker will either be a SSPA member or someone we work closely with.

These resources are from our first session on Tuesday 22 August 2023. The Safe and Together approach involves using a domestic violence informed lens to enhance child protection work. This child-centred model is based on the idea 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). Research shows the approach leads to both a reduction in family violence and out of home placements for children.

Julie Sach

Julie Sach is the Social Change and Prevention Manager at Tautoko Mai (a SSPA member) and has worked in social services for 30 years plus and has a Masters in Counselling from Waikato University. She has worked in various settings including Corrections, Living Without Violence, Restorative Justice, Family Violence Death Review Committee and Te Puna Aonui.

The first video below is not the recording from Tuesday 22 August 2023 but a full one-hour presentation recorded by Tautoko Mai at an earlier date, with an accompanying Participant Guide. Also included below are the slides from Tuesday's session and a video of the Q&A from that session.  

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Julie Sach from Tautoko Mai Sexual Harm Support discusses the Safe and Together Approach with Toah Nest
Q & A
The Safe and Together Approach presented by Julie Sach Q&A

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