Parenting Education Home Visitation Program
Serving Families in St. Lucie and Indian River Counties

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The Program
SafeCare is an evidence-based training program for parents who are at-risk or have been reported for child abuse and neglect. SafeCare services are targeted to families that have one or more risk factors, including families with substance abuse or domestic violence issues, teenage parents, parents of special needs children, single parents, and low-income families through at-home parent education and training. SafeCare is an evidenced-based program that has been successfully implemented in other parts of the country and has been shown to be effective for families struggling with substance use, intimate partner violence, and depression – all factors that increase the risk of child abuse and neglect. The SafeCare training format is based on well-established social learning theory and evidence from previous research.

Program Objectives
SafeCare provides home-based prevention services with an individual or family focus that include assessment, case planning, case management, education, and/or skill building that have been shown to be effective in preventing child abuse.

The four essential components of SafeCare include:
Parent-infant interaction Parent-child interaction Home Safety Child Health

In-home Parent Coaches will work with families with the goal to increase parental knowledge and skills related to improving parent-child interactions and reducing difficult child behaviors, reducing the risk of unintentional
injury by removing home hazards and improving parental supervision, and making strategies aimed at reducing medical neglect.

Community Collaborations
The program is a collaborative program between Hibiscus Children’s Center and Behavior Basics, Inc.  Hibiscus Children’s Center has been providing professional life-saving services to children for over 30 years across the Treasure Coast through residential, mental health, prevention and intervention services.  The mission of our collaborative partner, Behavior Basics, is to sustainably improve the quality of life for each of our clients and their families through education, training and ongoing services.

Together, we will help prevent child abuse, strengthen families and our community. 

Thank you to our Partners

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It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken adults”.        -Frederick Douglass