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

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number X10MC31134, Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program, $10,850,099. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsement be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.

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