About SafeCare Augmented in Georgia
The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) and the National SafeCare Training and Research Center (NSTRC) are working together to train providers in Georgia to implement the SafeCare Augmented model. SafeCare Augmented is an in-home parent training program for parents of children ages 0-5 and will be a Family Preservation service referred by DFCS. More information about the SafeCare model can be found here.
SafeCare has been validated via single-case studies, quasi-experimental studies, and several randomized trials are in progress. A full description of the evidence for SafeCare can be found here.
Why did GA DFCS choose to implement SafeCare Augmented?
SafeCare is an evidenced-based parenting program that addresses both physical abuse and neglect in parents of very young children (ages 0-5). Neglect represents the largest portion of DFCS referrals in Georgia (73.8%) and nationally (78.3%). Children ages 0-5 are among the most vulnerable, and are most likely to be victims of substantiated maltreatment. SafeCare is the first evidence-based program DFCS implemented to best serve the families of Georgia.
Contact Kim Lee, Program/Contract Manager, Family Visitation Services, Georgia Department of Human Services, 404-657-7730, for more information.
Who will implement SafeCare Augmented in Georgia?
Agencies that serve families who are at risk for maltreatment are eligible to apply for a SafeCare Augmented contract with DFCS. Agencies that have a SafeCare contract with DFCS are eligible for SafeCare Augmented training. For more details regarding these contracts please refer to the Georgia Team Marketplace at www.doas.ga.gov or contact Kim Lee.
Once I’m trained, how will I be compensated for providing SareCare Augmented services?
Agencies that obtain contracts with DFCS will be reimbursed for all services through their contract.