Parent Support & Education
Providence House is focused on identifying each parent’s individual strengths and areas of growth while providing for meaningful contact between the parent and child.
All parents who have placed their children in our care invest one to two hours a week in one-on-one education sessions with a Licensed Social Worker.
Parents visit regularly throughout their child’s stay and participate in individualized and group parent education sessions led by Licensed Social Workers with hands-on reinforcement activities based on their individual needs. Family contact is also supported by childcare staff who serve as peer mentors for parents directly regarding the care, development, and behaviors of their child.
An evidence-based assessment of parenting risk factors and skills gaps is completed and used as a baseline to develop unique parenting curriculum based on the needs of each family.
Individualized Parent Education Sessions
Individualized, private sessions (one to two per week) using evidence-based curriculums with hands-on reinforcement activities based on results of the parenting assessment and parent input on skill areas they would like to work on.
Group Education Sessions
Monthly group sessions use an evidence-based curriculum to address parents’ emotional needs while developing their understanding of how family crises can affect their ability to parent effectively.
Throughout a child’s stay, parents visit with children at least twice a week. Visits that take place onsite may be supervised by social workers as part of our parent education program or take place in private rooms in the Family Center. If parents are able, and it is a safe option, parents may take their children on day long visits off-site and, after one week of engagement in our services, for up to two nights off-site per week.
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