Parent Educators, who are licensed social workers, provide the support, education, and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life. PAT is an effective and proven model in preventing child abuse and neglect, increasing school readiness, and improving the health and well-being of parents and their children.
Education is conveniently provided in the mother and baby’s home environment or another location of their choice
Bi-monthly Group Connections provide support through group meetings
Engaging, evidenced-based curriculum that is adapted to meet a client’s diverse needs
Parent Educators provide guidance in goal-setting and teach parents how to detect developmental delays and other health issues
Improved coordination and referral for other community resources and supports
PAT program is staffed with social workers. All parent educators have received the required Parents as Teachers training and are certified as PAT Approved Model Users
The Parents as Teachers program is offered at no cost to women and their families
Gift of Life’s Parents as Teachers home visitation program is offered to women who meet the following criteria:
Are eligible for public assistance programs like Medicaid, SNAP (Food Stamps) or WIC
Is pregnant- either for the first time or a mother who is already parenting
Is a mother or caregiver of a child that is less than 1 year old
Live in Montgomery County, Alabama
To enroll in Parents as Teachers, complete the Referral Form, or call (334) 272-1820 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Learn how Parents as Teachers and Fathers in Action helped Rickyna and Robert become strong parents for their baby.