Parenting Awareness and Drug Risk Education

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PADRE provides community-based, gender-specific intervention services to fathers and soon-to-be fathers involved with Texas Department of Family and Protective Services who have substance use disorders or are at risk of developing substance use disorders. Intervention services include talking with the parent about their needs and the needs of their children, recommending community services that can assist parents and their children, and helping parents get needed services and supplies.

Benefits of PADRE services include:

  • Increased access to community resources
  • Reduced risk of parental substance misuse

Who Is Eligible for PADRE Services?

Men referred by DFPS identified as having, or being at risk of having, a substance use disorder and who have children under the age of 6.

How Do I Get PADRE Services?

Call your local outreach, screening, assessment and referral center, local mental health authority or local behavioral health authority.

Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

800-273-8255
800-273-TALK

Find your local mental health authority or local behavioral health authority.

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