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A Research-Based Home Study Methodology

SAFE has partnered with a research team headed by Dr. Richard Barth of the University of Maryland School of Social Work and Dr. Thomas Crea of Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. Professors Barth and Crea have reviewed prior home study research, interviewed and surveyed users of SAFE, reviewed literature on indicators of adoption outcomes, and assessed differences in the ways that people respond to sensitive questions asked during the SAFE process. The published research can be found below.