Parent Aide Program

The Parent Aide Program is a FREE Home based parent education program that matches a parent to a parent aide. Parent Aides serve parents of children ages birth to twelve (you must have custody of the child and he/she must live with you). Parent Aides work with families for about one year.

Who is a Parent Aide?
· A Parent Aide is a person who understands the unique challenges of being a parent.
· A Parent Aide is a role model for parents.

What does a Parent Aide do?
· A Parent Aide meets with parents in their home and provides lessons on parenting issues important to the individual parent.
· A Parent Aide is an instructor, role model and supporter to parents facing the challenges of parenting young children.

What do a Parent Aide and a Parent do during a visit?
· Depending on the age(s) of the child(ren) and what struggles the parent is facing, some examples of a home visit are as follows:
o Watching a video on how to handle sibling rivalry.
o Discussing discipline techniques that will work.
o Learning ways to help your baby’s development.
o Working on a schedule that can get everyone fed, bathed and put to bed in a timely manner.

A Parent Aide might be helpful to you if…
· You are committed to meet with your Parent Aide once per week.
· You want to become more confident and relaxed in your parenting.
· You have full custody of child age 12 or younger (child must live in your home).
· You are not actively abusing drugs or alcohol (you may be in recovery).