Parents as Teachers Plus – PAT+

PAT+ is an evidence based, court approved, home visiting parent education program that strives to:

  • Improve child development
  • Strengthen family relationships
  • Support parent/child attachment
  • Promote positive birth outcomes
  • Reduce substance use in parents

PAT+ focuses services on pregnant women and families with infants ages birth-1 who are substance involved or have a substance use history. Families receiving PAT+ services may remain in the program until the child turns three years of age. The PAT+ team is certified in the Parents as Teachers two-year foundational curriculum that focuses on prenatal care through the child’s third year of life. PAT+ provides services that include home visits, care coordination, developmental assessments, support groups, mental health counseling, contraception and health screening, family strenghtening and parent skills training as well a substance abuse recovery and relapse prevention services.

For more information, call 727-350-5900 or email patplus@healthystartpinellas.org