SafeCare is part of the Healthy Families Network. The Healthy Families Network is a collaboration between Butte-Silver Bow Health Department, AWARE, and Butte 4C’s. These three agencies provide all the current home visiting services in Butte-Silver Bow. Each program is provided by well trained nurses, social workers, and parent educators at no cost to families. Target populations are pregnant women and parents/guardians with children age 0-5.
WHAT IS SAFECARE?
SafeCare is an evidence based program that provides information and resources to families with children age 0-5 in the areas of health, safety, parent/child interaction, communication, and problem solving. Helpful items such as a first aid kit, digital thermometer, safety locks and a children’s health manual are provided to each family in this program.
Families spend one-on-one time with a SafeCare professional.
Available to families with children 5 years old or younger; may enroll pre-natal
Improves families' skill in three areas: Parent-infant/child Interaction, Home Safety, and Child Health Care
Structured program with flexible delivery
Completed in 18 sessions (6 session per each of the 3 modules)
Each session typically lasts 50 to 90 minutes
Delivered no more than twice a week and no less than every two weeks
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
SafeCare is an income-based program. Families that live in Butte-Silver Bow, Deer Lodge, Beaverhead, Madison, Jefferson, and Powell counties are able to participate.