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Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visitation Programs to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect Project: The Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children's Hospital

Published: December 31, 2008

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To be determined; at least five counties will be identified throughout grant period

Home Visiting Program Selected:


Home Visiting Target Population:

Will depend on selected counties, but will target Latino families

Project Overview:
The Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, California, in close partnership with the California Department of Social Services, the University of California, San Diego Department of Psychiatry, and the National SafeCare Training and Research Center, will implement the SafeCare home visitation model across multiple California counties in three, successive "cascading" cohorts. The aim of each implementation cohort will be to redirect existing home visiting service delivery in the county to the SafeCare model through strong implementation support and fidelity to the model. Each cohort will work as a "Learning Community" to aid in accelerating the pace of implementation, reinforcing model fidelity, and increasing the likelihood that changes are sustained. The ultimate goal of cascading implementation will be to expand the breadth of services geographically and the depth of local capacity to teach and support other practitioners. Also, during the grant period, The Chadwick Center will complete a full cultural adaptation of SafeCare for Latino families, including staff support and coaching in Spanish. To evaluate their efforts, the Chadwick Center intends to assess reach, progress, fidelity, and maltreatment re-reports to provide feedback on how implementation can be improved.

Last Reviewed: June 22, 2015