Since 1989, the Safe At Home (SAH) program has been a resource for children, ages infant to eleven, and families of Dane County who are experiencing significant life stress, conflict or child welfare issues such as abuse or neglect.
SAH is an intensive family counseling program designed to work with families in their homes where the immediacy of problems can be addressed and resolved. SAH services are provided in a respectful and culturally responsive manner.
SAH will meet with families up to three times a week for up to six months. Services are designed and delivered in a flexible manner to meet the unique needs of each family. The program combines therapeutic intervention with educational interventions that teach parenting skills. SAH also provides 24 hour a day crisis services.
The SAH team includes a Master’s level therapist and an experienced Family Support Worker. Treatment focuses on safety issues by helping parents provide a structured and nurturing family environment. Pre and post service outcome measures used since 1998 demonstrate the Safe at Home program is indeed meeting and exceeding its goals of helping families create safer, more nurturing homes.
The SAH team works in collaboration with the family to:
- Build on family strengths and empower parents to solve family problems
- Increase parenting skills
- Improve the parent/child bond
- Help families resolve behavioral problems
- Connect families to available resources and natural supports
- Keep families safely together to avoid disruptive and costly foster care placements
For referrals and more information, please contact Casey Jones by email or phone: (608) 316-1169.