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Exchange Parent Aide Program Implementation


Professionally trained and supervised Exchange Parent Aides provide a minimum of weekly home visits to families for an average of 13 months. Families must:
  • Have at least one child age birth through 12 years in the home; services may also be offered prenatally;
  • Be considered at-risk for abuse (either through presence of dynamics common in abusive families or the presence of substantiated abuse or neglect);
  • Be willing to participate in services.
  • Families are served without regard to ethnicity, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, economic status, number of children, or age of the parent(s).
Exchange Parent Aide services include screening, assessment, and planning strategies to address families issues and goals through home visitation. Families receiving Exchange Parent Aide services are referred by a variety of community sources, e.g., health departments and medical clinics, self-referrals, schools, Department of Social Services, mental health agencies. Estimated cost of service is approximately $3000 per family, whether paid or volunteer Parent Aides are used.
Exchange Parent Aide may only be provided by authorized agencies that have completed an application, training, and accreditation process through the National Exchange Club (NEC).  The NEC provides technical assistance and training to  established Exchange Parent Aide programs. Please contact us for more information.
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