Parents as Teachers (PAT)
The PAT Program at SJRC Texas wants to help you give your child the best possible start! Through individualized home visits, learn how to capture the teachable moments in everyday life. We believe all children deserve support so they can learn, grow, and develop to realize their full potential.
Parents as Teachers (PAT) provides the information, support, and resources families need to help their children develop during the crucial early years of life.
PAT Core ValuesFamily Well-Being: PAT educators believe anyone that is anyone that is important to your child is important to us. We work hard to support families and promote healthy family relationships. Development-Centered Parenting: When parents are familiar with their child’s developmental milestones, they are more likely to have appropriate expectations in regard to their child’s behaviors, actions, and reactions. PAT educators are trained experts in developmental milestones from birth to kindergarten! Positive Parent Child Interaction: During each home visit, a parent-child activity will take place that encourages positive parent-child interaction AND facilities learning. Because a child’s brain grows the fastest the first 5 years of life, consistent and positive engagement is key!
Who qualifies: any family with a child kinder age or younger
Our newest program CARE connects families with a certified parent educator that provides the support they need to move from surviving to thriving. CARE is a free program that is designed to assist parents through mentoring, support, and education. CARE will help provide a positive support system, will teach problem solving skills, connect you with resources, and much more! We believe supporting healthy families builds a healthy community
Who qualifies: any family with a child of any age
SJRC TX provides parenting support to mothers AND fathers. We lead a community-wide Father Initiative with the goal of strengthening the father-child relationship by creating opportunities for education and engagement in their children’s lives.
SJRC TX offers group parenting classes and parenting support groups. Click a link below to join a group virtually through zoom, or call directly for more information on how to participate.
Made for Motherhood | The first Monday of every month at 6-7PM
Fatherhood Forum | The fourth Tuesday of every month at 6-7PM
Fatherhood Initiative | Every 2 months on the Fourth Wednesday at 1PM
For more information on any of SJRC’s FREE Parenting & Prevention Services, please contact:
Jaci Gonzales, LMSW
Chief Prevention Officer