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Parenting Awareness & Drug Risk Education

Assistance with Prenatal and Postpartum Learning and Education

Intervention Services for Expecting and Parenting Males with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) or Who Are at Risk of Developing SUD

StarCare’s Parenting Awareness and Drug Risk Education Program (PADRE) coordinates with community agencies to provide pregnant and postpartum women with help to obtain the resources needed for mothers and their children at no cost.

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

 

Services Provided

  • On-site and home evidence-based Parenting Classes and Fetal Alcohol Information (Parenting class times and other service times vary. Please contact the program staff for the current schedule.)
  • 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 use 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 prenatal-postpartum needs, 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:

  • [Women] Be pregnant or postpartum (includes the period from birth through 18 months of the infant)
  • [Males] Be 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
  • Be identified as being at risk of having, or who have, a substance use disorder. Risk factors include:
    • Teen pregnancy (including females through age 19);
    • Current or past involvement with Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) or other child protective services agency;
    • Current or past use/abuse of, or dependence on, alcohol and/or drugs;
    • Current or past domestic violence;
    • Current or past mental health problems, especially perinatal mood disorders;
    • Living in a household with a person who abuses alcohol or drugs;
    • Current or past history of sexual, emotional or physical abuse;
    • Insufficient, late (third trimester) or no prenatal care; or
    • Financial distress
  • Be referred by the Department of Family and Protective Services or 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

To Enroll

Contact the PADRE Program to complete a screening.

806-740-1455

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