Recovery and Home Visiting Programs

CAPTA: Parents As Teachers Plus medical overlay includes a nursing team of 3 RNs, post-partum follow-up, mental health solution-focused therapy in the home with a licensed therapist, establishment of medical home, assess dental needs and navigate to care, and Health and Developmental screenings for the whole family.

Our Goal is Comprehensive Support Services for the Entire Family

  • Services for ALL Members of the Affected Family’s Household
  • Referral Network of Community Partners
  • Engagement of Families in Nursing-only Services or Home Visiting Program
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Culturally Sensitive Services

Plan of Safe Care

The goal of a Plan of Safe Care is to ensure that our clients, your child and your family receive the services necessary to advance personal and family recovery and resiliency.  Our goal is to accomplish this by building on the strengths you have as an individual, family, and within your community, so that together we can reduce the risk associated to infants who may have been affected by prenatal exposure to alcohol or drugs.

Client participation in a Plan of Safe Care is voluntary and in keeping with 39.01(1)(b), F.S., we strive to work with you in a constructive, supportive, and non-adversarial manner to provide you with the best prevention and intervention strategies to accomplish our mutual goals.

Client Eligibility

  • Pinellas County residents only
  • Pregnant women with probable substance use (Infant 0-3y)
  • Caregiver of substance-affected infant
  • Parents with substance abuse concerns
  • The family DOES NOT have to be involved with the child welfare system

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

The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), originally enacted in 1974, establishes national definitions regarding child abuse and neglect and assigns certain responsibilities to the federal government, particularly relating to data collection and technical assistance. It also authorizes funding to public agencies and nonprofit organizations that undertake activities to prevent, assess, investigate, prosecute, and treat child abuse and neglect.