Devereux Arizona Prevention Services
Prevention Services (Phoenix Area)
Using strengths-based approaches, our programs assist communities in building upon, coordinating and strengthening existing prevention efforts. All programs involve parents and community residents in building skills to increase the safety and well-being of children, youth and families.
Parent Aide (Services also available in the Tucson Area)
The Parent Aide program provides supervised visitation and parent education to parents involved with the child welfare system. The program ensures that children are able to visit their parents in a safe and healthy environment while placed in out-of-home care. There is a tremendous need for Parent Aide services in Maricopa County and we will continue to grow to meet the need in the community for these families.
At Devereux, we are committed to providing high quality services for the children and families involved in services, and our goal is always to reunify children with their families. Most of our visitations in this area occur in the community and/or in the family’s home. For families where this is not possible, visitations can occur in our visitor’s center, which is located in a private home so that parents can visit their children in the most home-like setting as possible. Parents have access to a kitchen to prepare meals as well as numerous toys, games, and activities to promote learning, development and positive parenting.
Parents as Teachers
Parents as Teachers (PAT ) is a federally approved home visiting program designed to provide the support and encouragement that parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life. Our Parent Educators provide monthly home visits to families, and facilitating group connections for new parents focused on parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting, and family well-being. Parent Educators also provide health, hearing, vision, and developmental screenings. We connect families to resources and help them overcome any barriers to accessing them.
Family Support Coordination (FSC)
FSC is a service that helps families in the Phoenix area to access the support and resources needed to cope with life’s transitions. Our Family Support Coordinators complete a comprehensive assessment and develop a plan to connect families to appropriate resources that will meet their long-term needs. Services are provided in a family’s home or in the community, based on the family’s preference.
For more information about any of Devereux Arizona’s statewide programs & services contact us.
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