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Technology-Based Innovations in Child Maltreatment Prevention Programs: Examples from SafeCare®.

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dc.contributor.author Cowart-Osborne, M., Jackson, M., Chege, E., Baker, E., Whitaker, D., & Self-Brown, S.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-29T16:35:03Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-29T16:35:03Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Cowart-Osborne, M., Jackson, M., Chege, E., Baker, E., Whitaker, D., & Self-Brown, S. (2014). Technology-Based Innovations in Child Maltreatment Prevention Programs: Examples from SafeCare®. Social Sciences, 3(3), 427-440. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.mdpi.com/2076-0760/3/3/427
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/2022
dc.description.abstract Each year, hundreds of thousands of children in the U.S. are victims of child maltreatment. Experts recommend behavioral, skill-based parent training programs as a strategy for the prevention of child abuse and neglect. These programs can be enhanced using innovative technology strategies. This paper presents a brief history of the use of technology in SafeCare®, a home visiting program shown to prevent child neglect and physical abuse, and highlights current work that takes a technology-based hybrid approach to SafeCare delivery. With this unique approach, the provider brings a tablet computer to each session, and the parent interacts with the software to receive psychoeducation and modeling of target skills. The provider and parent then work together to practice the targeted skills until mastery is achieved. Initial findings from ongoing research of both of these strategies indicate that they show potential for improving engagement and use of positive parenting skills for parents and ease of implementation for providers. Future directions for technology enhancements in SafeCare are also presented. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Social Sciences en_US
dc.subject child maltreatment en_US
dc.subject SafeCare en_US
dc.subject child welfare en_US
dc.subject evidence-based practice en_US
dc.subject programs en_US
dc.subject parenting en_US
dc.subject technology en_US
dc.title Technology-Based Innovations in Child Maltreatment Prevention Programs: Examples from SafeCare®. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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