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Parenting Awareness & Drug Risk Education

Intervention services for expecting and parenting males with substance use disorder or who are at risk of developing substance use disorders.

StarCare’s Parenting Awareness and Drug Risk Education Program (PADRE) provides community-based, gender-specific intervention services at no cost to parenting males and expecting fathers who are at risk for involvement or are currently involved with the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) who have a substance use disorder or who are at risk of developing substance use disorder.

Services Provided

  • Evidence-based parenting education to schools, agencies and individuals that includes
    • Reproductive health
    • Parenting
    • Fetal & child development
    • HIV and STDs
    • Nurturing parenting values
  • Case management to identify the need for medical, educational, mental health, housing and other necessities
  • Substance abuse screening and assessment to identify issues related to alcohol and drugs
  • Linkage to community resources such as housing, transportation, day care, food, clothing and many other necessities
  • Referrals to cooperating agencies for help with counseling, employment, clothing and additional needs
  • Alternative activities – including picnics, games, arts and crafts and trips to museums and libraries – focused on helping families address communication, family roles and stress management, while supporting family relationships

To Qualify for PADRE

Individuals Must:

  • Be males referred by the Department of Family and Protective Services or at risk for DFPS involvement who are identified as being at risk of having, or who have, a substance use disorder and who have children under the age of six.
  • Live in one of the 41 counties of Region 1

  • Region 1: Armstrong, Bailey, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Cochran, Collingsworth, Crosby, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Floyd, Garza, Gray, Hale, Hartley, Hall, Hansford, Hemphill, Hockley, Hutchinson, King, Lamb, Lipscomb, Lubbock, Lynn, Moore, Motley, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, Terry, Wheeler and Yoakum


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To Enroll

Contact the PADRE Program to complete a screening.


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