Pregnant and Parenting Intervention (PPI) programs provide intervention services to reduce the impact, severity and cost associated with a substance-exposed pregnancy for the mother and child and their families. PPI programs provide comprehensive case management services, community-based linkage and retention services, and evidenced-based education for mothers with a past or present substance use disorder diagnosis, while also providing support to their families and significant others.
Benefits of PPI Services
- Improving birth outcomes, parenting skills and home environment;
- Increased access to community resources;
- Reduced risk of parental substance misuse; and
- Promoting parent-child bonding and engagement in reproductive health and well-child visits.
Who is Eligible for PPI Services?
- Pregnant women who are Texas residents with a past or present substance use disorder and her family members
- Parenting women, with a child up to 6 years old, who are Texas residents with a past or present substance use disorder and their family members.
How Do I Get PPI Services?
There are several ways to find PPI Services. Contact the PPI program directly, local Outreach, Screening, Assessment, Referral (OSAR) Service, or your Mental or Behavioral Health Authority.