SafeCare® is a research-based parenting program for families with children 0 to 5. It addresses three key risk factors for child abuse and neglect: the parent-child relationship, home safety, and child health.
SafeCare has over 30 years of scientific research supporting its effectiveness at improving positive parenting skills and at reducing and preventing abuse and neglect. Our organization provides training and support for systems and agencies around the world to adopt SafeCare and deliver it to families.
Our mission is to disseminate the research-based program so that all parents can provide a nurturing, safe, and healthy home environment. SafeCare ultimately keeps kids safe and healthy and improves the parent-child relationship.
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. The goal of NSTRC is for all parents to have access to SafeCare.
The Center is engaged in numerous research efforts to improve the training, implementation, and translation of the SafeCare model. Additionally, NSTRC is cultivating collaborations with communities, child welfare administrators, and policy makers to increase support and resources for evidence-based practice and for the prevention of maltreatment at a local, national, and international scale.