"SafeCare is benefiting my Georgia families by teaching them skills to help keep their families intact."
To provide greater flexibility to our current partners, the NSTRC hosts four-day virtual Provider Workshops on a quarterly basis. These remote "in-house" workshops are for participants who are employed at an existing SafeCare agency who wish to become certified SafeCare Providers.
SafeCare’s Parent Child Interaction Module can be implemented as a standalone parenting curriculum. The PCI module includes two protocols, one for caregivers of infants 0-18 months, and a second for caregivers of children 18 months to 5 years old. Both protocols promote positive caregiver-child relationships by working with caregivers to attend to their children and interact with them through language, stimulating play activities, and positive verbalizations and touch. Caregivers are also taught to structure daily activities. SafeCare PCI directly strengthens parental positive, nurturing behaviors that will improve children’s development outcomes. The Provider Workshop for SafeCare PCI is a 2-day training. The workshop is followed by a certification period that includes in-field support of the Provider.
For more information about SafeCare PCI, please contact [email protected].
Group SafeCare is a hybrid delivery of the SafeCare Program in which 12 sessions are delivered in a group setting and 3 sessions are delivered individually in the family’s home. The in-home sessions are used to optimize skill acquisition while utilizing the group dynamic to facilitate vicarious learning and social support. The Group SafeCare Workshop is a 1-day training that is added to the traditional 4-day Provider Workshop.
For more information about Group SafeCare, please contact [email protected].
SafeCare Augmented is a version of SafeCare that is approved for funding through the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV). This version includes training in the evidence-based practice of Motivational Interviewing and training on domestic violence from a local agency. Sites wishing to implement SafeCare Augmented must receive SafeCare training from the National SafeCare Training and Research Center (NSTRC) or a certified SafeCare trainer at their site (or authorized by NSTRC). Sites must also be trained in Motivational Interviewing and Domestic Violence awareness.
For more information about SafeCare Augmented, please contact [email protected].