The SafeCare model is an evidence-based parent training program for the prevention of child maltreatment.

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The National SafeCare® Training and Research Center (NSTRC) was established in 2007 with funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and is housed within the Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development, a University-Level Research Center (URC). The goal of NSTRC is the nationwide implementation of the SafeCare model, an evidence-based home visitation program that has been shown to reduce child maltreatment among families with a history for maltreatment or with risk factors for maltreatment. The center is engaged in research efforts to improve the training, implementation, and translation of the SafeCare model. Additionally, NSTRC is cultivating collaboration with communities, child welfare administrators, and policy makers to increase support and resources for evidence-based practice and the prevention of maltreatment on a local, national, and international scale.