The Engagement Dance The outreach workers of Project SAFE had a remarkable ability to engage women who were initially hostile or ambivalent about participating in professional treatment, but the outreach worker’s ability to eventually get these women to a treatment center did not necessarily mean that the clients then lived happily ever after. The on-going(……)

Between 1986 and 2003, I served as the evaluator of an innovative approach to the treatment of addicted women with histories of neglect or abuse of their children.  Project SAFE eventually expanded from four pilot sites to more than 20 Illinois communities using a model that integrated addiction treatment, child welfare, mental health, and domestic(……)