SafeCare Augmented®

SafeCare Augmented® uses motivational interviewing and other training to focus on three key outcomes that are universally important for families: creating positive relationships between caregivers and their children, ensuring homes are safe to reduce the risk of child injury, and keeping children as healthy as possible. Research shows this model:

Increases the rate of positive parent-child interactions as well as competency regarding child health by improving parent ability to respond appropriately to illnesses.

Improves safety in the home by teaching caregivers about hazard removal and increasing family likelihood of participating in child abuse prevention services.

Reduces the frequency of child welfare reports related to domestic violence in addition to lowering the rate of intimate partner victimization.

  • SafeCare Augmented decreases the frequency of child welfare reports related to domestic violence by providing home-based mental health services. [Silovsky, J. F., Bard, D., Chaffin, M., Hecht, D., Burris, L., Owora, A., & Lutzker, J. (2011). Prevention of Child Maltreatment in High-Risk Rural Families: A Randomized Clinical Trial with Child Welfare Outcomes. Children and Youth Services Review, 33(8), 1435-1444.]
  • SafeCare Augmented lowers the rate of intimate partner victimization as well as parental depression. [Silovsky, J., Bard, D., Owora, A. H., Milojevich, H., Jorgensen, A., & Hecht, D. (2023). Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Adverse Childhood Experiences in Vulnerable Families: Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial of SafeCare®. Child Maltreatment, 28(2), 384–395.]

SafeCare Augmented® serves families in 5 counties.