Core Components

Core components include the following:

  • PCAP is a three‐year home visitation model, implemented by highly trained, clinically supervised case managers.
  • Clients are not asked to leave the program because of relapse or setbacks.
  • Case managers
    • Work with a caseload of no more than 16 active client families (if full time)
    • Maintain frequent contact with client families through home visits; recommended minimum is two home visits per month
    • Help clients define personal goals and identify the incremental steps necessary to meet those goals, help clients work toward those goals, and evaluate and reestablish goals every four months
    • Develop a network of contacts and relationships with client’s family and friends, and provide advocacy for other family members as needed
    • Link clients with substance abuse treatment, provide support for treatment completion and recovery, and help clients develop relapse prevention strategies
    • Develop and maintain professional relationships with community service providers and link clients with appropriate and available services, including, but not limited to, family planning, safe housing, health care, domestic violence services, parenting skills, and mental health services
    • Offer transportation for client’s important appointments in support of the client’s goals
    • Work with both the mother and the target child throughout custody placement changes
    • Monitor client progress and outcomes according to PCAP protocols
  • Clinical supervisors
    • Meet with clients to assess their needs and assign clients to case managers
    • Meet with case managers for individual supervision and group staffing at least twice monthly
    • Develop and maintain professional relationships with referral sources in their local communities