Prevention Programs and Services

SAFEchild prevents abuse through a wide range of programs for parents and children. To refer someone for a SAFEchild program or register yourself, click here.

Group education programs help parents develop positive parenting skills and avoid behaviors associated with abuse and neglect, and include:

  1. Crianza Con Cariño (Raising Children with Love and Tenderness)
  2. MENS Program: Men Engaged in Nurturing Strategies
  3. The MOVE Program: Mothers Overcoming Violence through Education and Empowerment
  4. The Nurturing Program
  5. The PLUS Program: Parents Learning, Understanding, Sharing

We are happy to answer questions about the best program for you and your family. Call us at 919.743.6140, or download a Program Registration Form and mail it to: SAFEchild, 864 West Morgan Street, Raleigh, NC 27603. You may also fax the completed form to 919.743.6143. 

SAFEchild’s other programs and services include:

  • Welcome Baby, a home-visiting program that pairs a new mom with an experienced mom to provide guidance and friendship.
  • Funny Tummy Feelings, a primary prevention program offered in first-grade classrooms in Wake County.
  • The SAFEchild Advocacy Center, a warm, welcoming facility providing coordinated support to child victims of physical or sexual abuse and their families.
 North Carolina Parent Education Network Certifications
Eight SAFEchild program coordinators have earned the highest certification offered by the North Carolina Parent Education Network and are Qualified  Parent Educators: 
  • Michelle Putterman, RN, PHN
  • Stacey Sullivan, LCSW, MSW
  • Ginna Bustle, LCSW, MSW
  • Cristin DeRonja, M.Ed., LPC, NCC
  • Gemimah Rodriguez, MA
  • Ginger Espino, MSW