SafeCare is an evidence-based parenting program that addresses both physical abuse and neglect in parents of very young children (ages 0-5).  Neglect represents the largest portion of DFCS referrals in Georgia (73.8%) and nationally (78.3%).  Children ages 0-5 are among the most vulnerable, and are most likely to be victims of substantiated maltreatment.  SafeCare is the first of a series of evidence-based programs DHS hopes to implement to best serve the families of Georgia. 

For more information, contact Kim Lee, Program/Contract Manager, Family Visitation Services, Georgia Department of Human Services at or call 404-657-7730.