Getting the Most Juice for the Squeeze: Where SafeCare and Other Evidence-Based Programs Need to Evolve to Better Protect Children (First article of Part IV: Preventing Child Maltreatment: Current Efforts, Future Directions, in Parenting and Family Processes in Child Maltreatment and Intervention).
Guastaferro, Katelyn. Lutzker, John R.
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Published: November 2016
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This chapter describes the movement toward the exclusive use of evidence-based practice (EBP) in the prevention of child maltreatment, focusing on home-based parent-support approaches. SafeCare is then described as an EPB that has shown effectiveness with parents referred for child neglect. Information is provided on the history of SafeCare and its widespread scale-up, necessary elements of implementation and dissemination of EBP programs, barriers to implementation and dissemination of EBP, and future directions. 2 table and numerous references.
evidence based practice; child abuse; child neglect; therapeutic intervention; therapeutic effectiveness; family therapy; home visiting programs; parent education; prevention programs