This is a Department of Children and Families- funded program tasked with the mission of improving and maintaining parenting skills provided to children through the delivery of services that are home-based, strength-focused and delivered within a family context. Referrals for this program come through the State of CT Department of Children and Families.
This program utilizes Parent Aides (PA) who are paraprofessionals capable of developing a trusting relationship with the parent. The PA provides support and encouragement, builds self-esteem and helps to reduce the isolation of the client served. Parent Aides may work to engage ‘resistant’ parents and teach parenting skills, advocate for or seek services for a family such as food and housing, establish and reinforce health care needs of a family, or help to ensure that a parent understands and utilizes treatment suggestions provided by other professionals.
Guided with the mission that every child has the right to grow and thrive safely in nurturing homes, the DCF-Parent Aide Program expects to meet this challenge by:
For more information about the Family Enrichment program, please call our office at (860) 757-4819
131 Coventry Street
Hartford CT, 06112
Phone: (860) 757-4700
Fax: (860) 722-6851
8am - 5pm
Community Services Division
Phone: (860) 757.4730
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division
Phone: (860) 757-4830
Maternal & Child Health Division
Environmental Health Division
Phone: (860) 757-4760