Scientific Rating:
Supported by Research Evidence
See scale of 1-5

Additional Implementation Resources

Since this program KEEP SAFE was highly rated on the Scientific Rating Scale, program representatives were asked to provide additional implementation information.

Pre-Implementation Materials

There are pre-implementation materials to measure organizational or provider readiness for KEEP SAFE as listed below:

Initial “discovery telephone calls are conducted to learn about site needs, priorities, and goals.

There is a readiness questionnaire that is reviewed with all prospective KEEP SAFE programs. This is completed during telephone interviews between the developers and the prospective sites. For more information, please contact Patricia Chamberlain or Rohanna Buchanan at the Oregon Social Learning Center at 541-485-2711.

Formal Support for Implementation

There is formal support available for implementation of KEEP SAFE as listed below:

Agency assigns a group leader to participate in an initial five-day intensive training. The group leader receives additional formal support, including:

  • Weekly written feedback on fidelity and participate in weekly telephone consultation with a KEEP SAFE expert.
  • Group Leaders who complete three 16-week KEEP SAFE groups are eligible to be certified.
  • Certified Group Leaders are eligible to be KEEP SAFE Local Coaches/trainers in their agency/region. Local Coaches participate in an additional 3-day training session and the first training session they lead is “shadowed” by a KEEP SAFE expert.
  • Local Coaches/trainers participate in an additional 5-day training session and the first training session they lead is “shadowed” by a KEEP SAFE expert.
  • Local Coaches are trained to reliably to rate session fidelity.

Fidelity Measures

There are fidelity measures for KEEP SAFE as listed below:

The KEEP Fidelity Adherence Rating System is used. The measure can be obtained from Rohanna Buchanan (email:

Group leaders and agency directors are provided with monthly reports

Implementation Guides or Manuals

There are implementation guides or manuals for KEEP SAFE as listed below:

There is an implementation manual. Information about is available from Rohanna Buchanan (email:

Research on How to Implement the Program

Research has been conducted on how to implement KEEP SAFE as listed below:

Buchanan, R., Chamberlain, P., Price, J. M., & Sprengelmeyer, P. (2013). Examining the equivalence of fidelity over two generations of KEEP implementation: A preliminary analysis. Children and Youth Services Review, 35(1), 188-193. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2012.10.002

Chamberlain, P. (2017). Toward creating synergy among policy, procedures, and implementation of evidence-based models in child welfare systems: Two case examples. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 20, 78-86. doi:10.1007/s10567-017-0226-5

Chamberlain, P., Feldman, S. W., Wulczyn, F., Saldana, L., & Forgatch, M. (2016). Implementation and evaluation of linked parenting models in a large urban child welfare system. Child Abuse & Neglect, 53, 27-39. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2015.09.013