KIDSAFE CT is a private, non-profit dedicated to the early intervention, prevention, and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Our mission is to “partner with the community to educate and empower families and promote the well-being of young people.”
An affiliate of The Village for Families & Children, we are funded by Connecticut area Exchange Clubs, corporate grants and foundations, municipalities, private funders, and the Department of Children and Families (DCF). We are part of a network of centers established by the National Exchange Club Foundation for the Prevention of Child Abuse.
KIDSAFE CT’s Programs & Services
The Positive Parenting Program (TripleP) is a statewide, DCF, and private funded program. KIDSAFE’S Triple P Program was formally known as the FES/Parent-Aide Program serving families for more than thirty years.
The program provides home-based intervention and prevention services, including advocacy and education to families whose children are at risk of child abuse and/or neglect. Triple P Specialists are trained in providing parent education on topics of child development, discipline and home management skills to families with children up to the age of 18.
Community Support for Families (CSF) is a voluntary, family driven program designed to assist families in strengthening natural and community support systems to maintain safe and healthy home environments.
Reunification and Therapeutic Family Time (RTFT) uses the Wraparound and Strengthening Families Practice Models as well as The Visits Coaching Method/Model for assisting families through reunification and visitations with their children.
Private Supervised Visitation services are available to families where non-custodial parents may visit with their children only with professional supervision.
We are also providing One-On-One Mentors for youth in foster or residential homes in the local communities.
KIDSAFE CT works to help families at risk of abuse or neglect of their children and families already experiencing problems of abuse or neglect. We are currently serving Connecticut families in Tolland County and Greater Hartford Counties. Families of all ethnic origins and income levels are involved. Whenever possible, both parents are included in KIDSAFE CT’s programs.
In the last fiscal year KIDSAFE CT served over 700 children and adults in Connecticut.