Title

SafeCare®: Historical Perspective and Dynamic Development of an Evidence-Based Scaled-Up Model for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment

Date

2012

Author(s)

Katelyn M. Guastaferro, John R. Lutzker, Megan L. Graham, Jenelle R. Shanley, and Daniel J. Whitaker

Type of Product

Journal Publication

Model(s)

  • SafeCare/SafeCare Augmented

Description

SafeCare is an evidence-based parent-training program that reduces child maltreatment, particularly neglect. The risk of child maltreatment, a public health issue affecting millions of U.S. children each year, can be markedly reduced by interventions such as SafeCare that deliver in-home services. Drawing from applied behavioral analysis roots, SafeCare focuses on providing parents with concrete skills in three areas: health, home safety, and parent-child/infant interaction. This paper will include an overview of the SafeCare model, an historical perspective of its history and dynamic development, description of the theoretical underpinnings of the model, a description of the program targets and content by describing its modules and delivery, an overview of program outcomes, and data discussion of dissemination and implementation. (author abstract)

Data Collection Methods

  • Fidelity observations

Status

Finished

For More Information

Guastaferro, K. M., Lutzker, J. R., Graham, M. L., Shanley, J. R., & Whitaker, D., J. (2012).  SafeCare: Historical perspective and dynamic development of an evidence-based scaled-up model for the prevention of child maltreatment. Psychosocial Intervention, 21(2), 171-180.
http://dx.doi.org/10.5093/in2012a17
Author Contact Information:
Katelyn M. Guastaferro
kguastaferro1@gsu.edu

Topics

  • Program Quality, Continuous Quality Improvement, and Fidelity