Childhood Injury Prevention: Predictors of Home Hazards in Latino Families Enrolled in SafeCare®

J Pediatr Psychol. 2017 Aug 1;42(7):738-747. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsx045.


Objective: This archival project (a) examined potential risk and protective factors for hazards in the homes of Spanish-speaking immigrant Latino families and (b) provided an independent examination of the SafeCare®+ Home Safety module adapted for Latino families at high risk for child neglect.

Methods: The sample comprised 92 Latina caregivers of young children enrolled in SafeCare®+.

Results: Results of the negative binomial regression model of predictors of home hazards before the Home Safety module found none of the factors were significant. The longitudinal analysis with a negative binomial model found significant effects both during (b = -0.905, p < .001) and after (b = -2.118, p < .001) the intervention. Depression was negatively associated with the number of hazards (b = -0.026, p < .05, β = -.1858).

Conclusions: Support for application of SafeCare®+ Home Safety module to prevent access to hazards for Latino children was found.

Keywords: SafeCare®; childhood injury; household hazards; injury prevention.

MeSH terms

  • Accident Prevention / methods*
  • Accidents, Home / prevention & control*
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Hispanic or Latino*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Male
  • Protective Factors
  • Risk Factors
  • Wounds and Injuries / ethnology
  • Wounds and Injuries / etiology
  • Wounds and Injuries / prevention & control*
  • Young Adult