SafeCare

 

SafeCare

SafeCare is an evidence-based, parent training curriculum for parents of children ages 0-5 who are at-risk or have been reported for child neglect or physical abuse. SafeCare providers work with families in their homes to improve parents' skills in three ares: (1) parent-infat/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 is available to family's involved with Hamilton County Job and Family Services and is conducted in partnership with Every Child Suceeds.

SafeCare Modules
Parent-Child/Infant Interaction (PCI/PII) stimulating activities
Health Module
Home Safety Module


Each module is taught over the course of approximately 6 sessions. Each module begins with an observational assessment to determine parents'  current skills and areas in need of improvement. A series of training sessions follows (typically four sessions), and Home Visitors work with parents until they show mastery of module skills. A final observational assessment is used to asses parents' uptake of skills. Training sessions use principles from well-established social learning theory and research. Parenting skills are taught by: (1) explaining the skills and why they are important; (2) demonstrating how to do each skill; (3) having parents practice the skills; and (4) providing positive and corrective feedback to parents on their use of skills. 


 

 

 

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