Our Programs

Parent Education Programs

We teach valuable life skills and strategies with individuals enjoying a more peaceful environment as the end goal.

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The SafeCare® Model, in partnership with Hibiscus Children’s Center

SafeCare is an evidence-based, parent-training curriculum for parents of children ages 0-5 who are at-risk for or have been reported for child neglect or physical abuse. SafeCare providers work with families in their homes to improve parents’ skills in three areas:

  1. parent-infant/child interaction skills.
  2. health care skills.
  3. home safety.

SafeCare is typically conducted in weekly home visits lasting from 60-90 minutes each. The program typically lasts 18-20 weeks for each family. SafeCare can be conducted by itself, or with other services.

Evidence-Base of SafeCare

Numerous publications document the development and validation of SafeCare. Several randomized studies have shown positive outcomes compared to services as usual or no services on the following outcomes: increased parenting skill, reduced likelihood of child maltreatment reports, reduced parental depression, improved program engagement and completion, and increased program satisfaction.

SafeCare is listed by several evidence-based practice lists, including California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC); Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV); National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections; and Promising Practices Network


Our clinically intensive therapeutic parent education programs are designed to assess areas of strength and deficit in each patient. BBI also designs an individualized training plan to educate and teach safe, proactive discipline, enabling parents to raise their children independently and provide a safe environment at home.

There are four types of Parent Education program:

  • Refocusing the Modern Family (RMF) - This program is appropriate for caregivers of children who present with behavioral concerns and/or mental health diagnoses. This can also apply to families who are experiencing any of a variety of social stressors (child welfare involvement, economic difficulty, family tension, and history of abuse or neglect in their childhood).
  • Holistic Approach to Behaviorally Intensive Treatment (HABIT) - This program follows a similar model as RMF and is specifically prescribed for caregivers who experience their own mental health issues that are currently or historically interfering with their daily life.
  • Family Intensive Recovery Support and Treatment (FIRST) - This program follows a similar model as RMF and is specifically prescribed for caregivers who experience past or present substance abuse/misuse that are currently or historically interfering with their daily life.
  • SafeCare - This program is an evidence-based training program for parents who are at risk or have been reported for child abuse and neglect. SafeCare services are targeted to families that have one or more risk factors, including substance abuse, domestic violence, teen parents, parents of special needs children, single parents and low income families through at home parent education and training. The program is a collaborative program between Hibiscus Children’s Center and Behavior Basics, Inc.
  • Communities Connected for Kids
  • Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network
  • Hibiscus Children's Center