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Parents as Teachers (PAT)2018-06-18T22:51:36+00:00

Overview

The Parents as Teachers (PAT) model is an evidence-based early childhood home visiting framework for families with children prenatal through kindergarten entry that builds strong communities, thriving families and children who are healthy, safe and ready to learn.

Components

  • Personal Visits are designed to meet the needs of each individual family with intensity ranging anywhere from twice monthly to weekly.
  • Group Connections are provided monthly to ensure families build social connections with each other and learn new ways to support their child’s development.
  • Screening is done on a regular basis for each child’s health and developmental progress.
  • Resource and Referral Network connects families to needed resources, strengthening protective factors and fostering positive change.

Kershaw County community partners created a coordinated referral system to effectively serve children and their families in the context of parenting and school readiness. KCFS in-take procedure collects client needs and documents if the client is already enrolled in partner services. A follow-up process is completed as needed.