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.

PROGRAM BENEFITS:

  • 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

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY:

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  info@golfound.org for more information.

 

Referral Information

Parents as Teachers                                          Home visitation - Pregnant                                Home visitation - Child lees than 1 year old              

To enroll in Parents as Teachers, complete the Referral Form, or call (334) 272-1820 or email info@golfound.org for more information.


Rickyna Miller Smith – Parents as Teachers & Robert Smith – Fathers in Action

Learn how Parents as Teachers and Fathers in Action helped Rickyna and Robert become strong parents for their baby.

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