SafeCare in an in-home parenting program. It is a voluntary and free program open to a variety of families with children ages 0 to 5. Trained home visitors work with you in your home to improve your skills in three of the following modules:
- Home safety
- Parent-child interaction
- Parent-infant interaction
You must meet at least one of the following requirements in order to participate in the SafeCare program:
- Child with developmental delays or disabilities
- Families that include current or former members of the armed forces
- History of child neglect or interactions with child welfare
- History of substance abuse or need substance abuse treatment
- Low income
- Low student achievement in the family (this is based on what you believe is low student achievement)
- Pregnant women under 21 years of age
- Use of tobacco products in the home
Each individual visit is structured to guide the home visitor in what skills to teach the family and how to do so in the most effective manner. There is an average of 18 sessions, which range from about 60 to 90 minutes each. Both the number and length of sessions can be shorter or longer to accommodate the family's needs.
Families learn how to gain and maintain a bond with their children, as well as how to keep their children healthy and safe.