Home Mentoring Programs

"Theorists and policy makers alike believe strongly that home visiting can be a beneficial and cost-effective strategy for providing services to families and children." The Future of Children Journal

Parent Aide Program

The mission of the Parent Aide program is to reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect by teaching high-risk parents in Dallas County positive parenting skills. The program reinforces healthy and effective discipline techniques, builds strong parent-child relationships and provides access to community resources. Participating families receive support to prevent the cycle of child abuse, free of charge, through this home visitation program that coaches parents in non-violent discipline methods for up to two years. In 2009, we served 133 families, 164 teen parents and 219 children in the Parent Aide program.

Healthy Families Dallas

The mission of the Healthy Families program is to prevent child abuse and neglect by teaching pregnant and parenting teens positive parenting techniques, the importance of maintaining well child visits, completing high school and pursuing higher education and obtaining employment. The Healthy Families program is a free home visitation program that serves participating families for up to five years. CAP Center's Healthy Families program invests in child well being among zero to five-year olds born to teen parents who live in high poverty areas of Dallas. In 2009, we served 88 families, 135 teen parents and 100 children in the Healthy Families program.

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