Exchange Parent Aide

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Program/Intervention Name

Exchange Parent Aide


Family Functioning, Family Support and Placement Stabilization Programs

Program/Intervention Description

What: The evidenced-based Exchange Parent Aide Model is a family home-visitation model. Parent Aides are trained, professionally supervised individuals (paid and volunteer) who provide supportive and educational, in-home services to families at-risk of child abuse and neglect.Exchange Parent Aides act as mentors and provide intensive support, information, and modeling of effective parenting -- all in the home of the family. Services are family centered. How: Services begin with an Initial Needs Assessment (INA) describing family dynamics, patterns of coping, abuse histories, and immediate needs. A family treatment plan focusing on the program’s four goal areas: Child safety, Problem solving skills, Parenting skills, and Social support. Matching families with a professionally trained and supervised Parent Aide who provides weekly home visits. The program standard is 1 to 2 home visits per week, with each lasting 1 to 2 hours. Telephone contact occurs between home visits. Parents have telephone access to professional staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Recommended duration of the program is 9-12 months with the average being 11 months.

Intervention Target Population Identified (Age Group)

0-5, 6-12, 13-17, Parent/Adult

Program Goals/Outcomes

Assure Child Safety, Improve Parenting Skills, Improve Problem Solving Skills, Enhance Social Supports

QIC Target Group

General - 3

QIC Adoption/Guardianship Relevance Levels

LEVEL 5: Other Human Services

QIC level of Evidence

LEVEL 3: Emerging Practice

Intervention Web Site/URL

Contact Person/Purveyor

Genevieve Stults, LSW, BSSW, MOD


National Exchange Club

Contact Email

Contact Phone

(800) 924-2643

External Links (Registry/Other Catalog)