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Safe from the Start

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Police: Safe from the Start

Safe From the Start (SFS) is a multi-year demonstration project to develop, implement and evaluate comprehensive and coordinated community-based models to identify, assess and respond to children, ages 0-5, who have been exposed to violence in their home and/or community, as well as their caregivers.

Signs your child may have been exposed to violence:

  • Nightmares or changes in sleeping habits
  • Changes in eating habits
  • Fears or anxiety
  • Nervousness
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Distractibility
  • Poor attention span
  • Bedwetting or regression
  • Withdrawal from friends or favorite activities


Safe From the Start provides the following FREE services:

  • Specialized Assessment
  • Intensive Case Management
  • Therapeutic Services
  • Community Education and Violence Prevention
  • Professional Consultation
  • SFTS Annual Symposium

For more information please contact:

Safe From The Start
1535 Burgundy Parkway
Streamwood, IL 60107
1-888 774 SAFE or
24 Hr. Emergency Phone Number 1-847-710-7233
Fax 1-630-540-9366

To view their brochure click here.