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    The PCAP model is informed by research on effective home visiting interventions
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    Helping communities prevent future births of alcohol and drug exposed children

Welcome to the Alberta PCAP Council

About the Alberta PCAP Council

Background

The Alberta Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP) Council evolved from the Targeted & Indicated Prevention Training Sub-Committee reporting to the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – Cross-Ministry Committee (FASD-CMC). Alberta PCAP programs were in need of program-specific supports, and funders such as FASD‑CMC were in need of policy information.

The Parent-Child Assistance Program started as a federally funded research demonstration project developed by Dr. Therese Grant at the University of Washington. The goals of PCAP are to support women to reduce or stop alcohol and/or drug use during pregnancy, to achieve and maintain recovery, and to support healthy pregnancies and lives for women and their children. We do this by addressing the needs of mothers and getting them stabilized in a whole host of ways.

Support women to reduce or stop alcohol and/or drug use during pregnancy; achieve and maintain recovery; support healthy pregnancies and lives for women and their children

PCAP’s goals

Vision Statement

We envision a province where individuals who use alcohol and/or drugs are supported in their communities to have healthy pregnancies and healthy families.

Mission Statement

The Alberta PCAP Council will support programs to operate throughout the province in an educated, culturally responsive and trauma-informed manner that is consistent with the Alberta PCAP model.

Rationale

The PCAP model has been chosen in Alberta to provide services for targeted and indicated prevention of FASD. This Level 3/4 Prevention offers a specialized and holistic support of pregnant women with alcohol and other health/social problems. The purpose of the Council is to assist programs to adhere to this research-based, validated model to promote program fidelity and quality assurance.