SafeCare: Home visitation program

SafeCare is an evidence-based, in-home parenting program that aims to teach parents effective, positive interaction skills, such as how to engage in fun activities with their child, how to address their child’s health needs, how to set family goals for the future, and how to create and maintain a safe home environment. In fact, the program supplies participating families with basic first aid and child-proofing materials.

After entry, screenings are conducted by a certified SafeCare provider to assess the presence of postnatal depression in the mother, and various other issues that might impact a child’s development, as well as the emotional, social, and overall development of the child. The program is open to pregnant women and families with children 0-5 years of age, is free of charge, and consists of voluntary and involuntary programs. Below are the differences between the two programs:

  • Voluntary:

    • Participants can be referred by any agency

    • Funded by Montana grants

    • Information regarding clients cannot be shared with the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS)

  • Involuntary:

    • Participants must be referred by DPHHS

    • Funded by DPHHS

    • Client information can be shared with DPHHS

Parents Forever™ Co-parenting class

The 25 standards addressed during training:

  1. Resources in the community to obtain additional help or information

  2. Overview of judicial process and proceedings (dissolution and paternity cases)

  3. Overview of legal issues (dissolution and paternity cases)

  4. Overview of the function of the court (dissolution and paternity cases)

  5. Alternatives for settling custody/visitation disputes (e.g., visitation expeditor, mediation)

  6. Legal phases of divorce/paternity proceeding

  7. Role of custody study

  8. Role of attorney

  9. Role of guardian ad litem

  10. Role of mediator/mediation

  11. Developmental needs/stages of children

  12. Impact of divorce/separation/conflict on adults

  13. Impact of divorce/separation/conflict on children

  14. Dynamics of domestic violence and sexual assault and impact on children

  15. Positive communication skills

  16. Co-parenting skills

  17. Conflict resolution skills

  18. Keeping children out of the middle of the conflict

  19. Cost of raising a child

  20. Emotional and financial responsibilities of parents

  21. Coping with personal stress

  22. Safety planning

  23. Child support issues (obligations/services)

  24. Visitation issues (planning and problems)

  25. Impact and realities of stepfamilies

Circle of Security® (COS) Parenting™

At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what their child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.

Using the COS-P model developed by the Circle of Security originators, our trained Facilitators work with parents and care-givers to help them to:

  • Understand their child’s emotional world by learning to read his/her emotional needs

  • Support their child’s ability to successfully manage emotions

  • Enhance the development of their child's self esteem

  • Honor the innate wisdom and desire for their child to be secure


Parenting wisely

Young child edition

Parents with children ages 3-11. Learn helpful parenting skills such as redirection, active listening, setting limits and consequences, and how to foster social skills.

Parenting is hard, but Parenting Wisely can help. This course is designed by family and social scientists to equip parents like you with the tools necessary to engage your children in difficult family scenarios. Learn constructive skills proven to lessen drug and alcohol abuse in youth, school and homework problems, delinquency and other problem behaviors, family conflict, and more.

Love and Logic

Raise happy and well-behaved kids with positive, loving tools

The Love and Logic approach to parenting is built around the science of crafting caring and respectful relationships. An authentic, loving connection between parents and their children is the root of a healthy, thriving relationship built on trust and understanding.
Sounds easy enough but never before in history have parents been faced with so many challenges! Our approach provides a variety of simple and effective strategies for parenting children from birth to adulthood. Whether you’re embarking for the first time with your new baby or navigating the turbulent teens with your youngest, our strategies and techniques will help you create calm and loving solutions.

Choose “Love”

The “Love” in Love and Logic means that we love our kids so much that we are willing to set and enforce limits. This “Love” also means that we do so with sincere compassion and empathy.

Choose “Logic”

The “Logic” in Love and Logic happens when we allow children to make decisions, affordable mistakes, and experience the natural or logical consequences. When we balance this with sincere empathy they develop the following logic:

The quality of my life depends on the quality of my choices.

With the loving yet powerful tools of Love and Logic, we can help our children learn to make good choices and experience happy lives while maintaining their love and respect.