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Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visitation Programs to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect Project: The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Published: December 31, 2008

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Home Visiting Program Selected:


Home Visiting Target Population:

Families with at least one child age 5 years or younger and at least one of the following risk factors: parental substance abuse, mental health issues, and/or intimate partner violence.

Project Overview:
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center will build on their experience developing, implementing, evaluating, and expanding evidence-based home visiting programs serving high-risk populations. Oklahoma will evaluate SafeCare® augmented to address risks of intimate partner violence, substance abuse, and depression with Motivational Interviewing, safety planning, and problem solving (SafeCare+). Through this grant, Oklahoma will expand the SafeCare+ model by selecting an evidence-based augmentation to promote nonviolent behavior and conflict resolution skills, and implementing adaptations for receptivity and cultural congruency for the Oklahoma Latino community. Oklahoma will conduct a randomized trial comparing SafeCare+ to one or more other home-based service approaches offered at the Latino Community Development Agency. The violence prevention augmentation will also be evaluated in an ongoing randomized trial. To focus on systems change, the Sustaining Prevention Programs committee will examine private, municipal, state, and federal funding streams and cost benefits data to plan for the continuation and expansion of evidence-based high risk child maltreatment prevention in Oklahoma.