Intervention Programs


Pregnant Post Partum Intervention (PPI) Programs

Pregnant Post Partum Intervention/Treatment Programs provide community-based, gender-specific outreach and intervention services for pregnant and postpartum females with substance use disorders or who are at risk of developing substance use disorders. 

Program Eligibility

Pregnant and postpartum females who are Texas residents and who are identified as being at risk of having, or who have, a substance use disorder.  Postpartum includes the period from birth through 18 months of age of the female’s infant.  Females referred by the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) who are identified as being at risk of having, or who have, a substance use disorder and who have children under the age of six.

Services May Include

  • Substance abuse screening and assessment.
  • Provide trauma-informed services and use motivational interviewing techniques.
  • Conduct person-centered assessments.
  • Counseling services that address gender-specific issues including relationships, parenting and sexual and physical abuse. 
  • Provide referral for Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) services, substance use disorder treatment services, local mental health authorities (LMHAs).
  • Provide evidenced-based education (i.e., parenting, safety guidelines, child development, family violence, reproductive health, and the effects of ATOD on the family).
  • Provide case management services to provide coordinated care for women and her family for transition planning and continuity of care.
  • Provide home visits and assistance with transportation, using Motivational Interviewing to intervene with substance abuse.
  • Alternative activities to address social and support needs.
  • Conduct targeted outreach to enhance education and services to at-risk and high-risk women.

Parenting Awareness and Drug Risk Education (PADRE)

To provide community-based, gender-specific intervention services to parenting males and expecting fathers at risk for involvement or currently involved with Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) with substance use disorders or who are at risk of developing substance use disorders. 

Program Eligibility

Males referred by the DFPS or at risk for DFPS involvement who are identified as being at risk of having, or who have, a substance use disorder and who have children under the age of six.

Services May Include

  • Substance abuse screening and assessment.
  • Provide trauma-informed services and use motivational interviewing techniques.
  • Conduct person-centered assessments.
  • Counseling services that address gender-specific issues.
  • Provide referral for Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) services, substance use disorder treatment services, local mental health authorities (LMHAs).
  • Provide evidenced-based education (i.e., parenting, safety guidelines, child development, family violence, reproductive health, and the effects of ATOD on the family).
  • Provide case management services to provide coordinated care.
  • Provide home visits and assistance with transportation, using Motivational Interviewing to intervene with substance abuse.
  • Alternative activities to address social and support needs.

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Last updated October 5, 2017