WELCOME NSTRC strives to ensure a safe, nurturing, and healthy home environment for all children through best practices in SafeCare training, support, and research.
SafeCare is effective in supporting both intervention and prevention initiatives for reducing and preventing the maltreatment of young children.
Studies on SafeCare have shown positive outcomes in improved parenting skills, reduced parental depression, increased program engagement and completion, and increased program satisfaction among parent participants.
Please contact NSTRC for information about how we are organizing trainings during a time of social distancing.
Our partners at the Department of Health & Human Services of Humboldt County, California, have produced an evaluation report for the purpose of quality improvement examining SafeCare impacts from January 2013 to June 2016. To view the full report’s additional findings, click here.
The Washington State Institute for Public Policy rated SafeCare as having a $20.80 return for every $1 invested in SafeCare, the highest of any child welfare-relevant program evaluated in 2019. Click here to view SafeCare’s report and hereto see how SafeCare compares to other programs.