The UW's Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP) has been designated as a Best Practice by the federal Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs.
PCAP offers a home visitation case‐management model for mothers who abuse alcohol or drugs during pregnancy. Its goals are to help mothers build healthy families and prevent future births of children exposed prenatally to alcohol and drugs. PCAP is directed by Therese Grant, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, and Director, UW Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit, and Associate Director of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute.In designating PCAP as a Best Practice, AMCHP noted the program follows sound theory and evaluation practice, and is a good cost effective model for funding by Washington state, with positive results for the client, the counselor, and the community. For more information, visit the PCAP website.