Safecare is an evidence-based, parent-training curriculum for parents of children ages 0-5 who are at-risk for or have been reported for child neglect or physical abuse. SafeCare providers work with families in their homes to improve parents’ skills in three areas: (1) parent-infant/child interaction skills, (2) health care skills, and (3) home safety. SafeCare is typically conducted in weekly home visits lasting from 60-90 minutes each. The program typically lasts 18-20 weeks for each family. SafeCare can be conducted by itself, or with other services.
Safecare goals include:
- Reducing future incidents of child maltreatment
- Increase positive parent-child interaction
- Improve how parents care for their children's health
- Enhance home safety and parent supervision
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