ADULT INTERVENTION: Strong Families P.A.D.R.E Program/Pregnant Parenting Intervention P.P.I. Program

Parenting Awareness and Drug Risk Education

PADRE - Parenting Awareness and Drug Risk Education logoWith increased emphasis on preventing unhealthy behaviors and/or intervening in the early stages of substance abuse, SACADA partners with CPS to serve expecting or current fathers and mothers at risk for a substance use disorder in Texas Region 8 counties. SACADA is funded by grants, foundations, local contributions, and donations.

What is the purpose of the P.A.D.R.E. program?

To provide community-based intervention outreach services and evidence-based education to individuals who are childbearing age to decrease the impact of substance use.

All services will be Trauma Informed. Some services will be provided by SACADA and other needs will be referred out to our partners. Below are a few of the services that will be offered by SACADA and other partners.

  • Parenting Classes
  • Tobacco cessation services
  • Assistance with transportation
  • Health and wellness care
  • Mental health and substance use care
  • Education and job training
  • Financial planning resources
  • Housing
  • Education on substance use and consequences
  • Family violence and safety plan
  • Pregnancy and reproductive health
  • Overdose prevention

Who can receive P.A.D.R.E. services?

  • Men or women who are Texas residents in the 28 counties that make up Region 8, with the youngest child up to 6-years-old
  • Expected parents who have one or more risk factors for a substance use disorder as identified in the P.A.D.R.E. Screening.
  • Any parent with an open case with Texas Child Protective Services.

The 28 Counties of Texas Region 8Region 8 of Texas Department of State Health Services which includes 28 counties: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Calhoun, Comal, DeWitt, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Jackson, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, La Salle, Lavaca, Maverick, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Wilson, Zavala

To register individuals for this free program. CPS workers can download this fillable referral form, fill it out electronically (no need to print), save and email it to Diana Boone at, or call us at 210-225-4741 for more information.

Can I be part of P.A.D.R.E.?

If you can answer “YES” to one or more of the following, you may be eligible for P.A.D.R.E. services:

Helping Hands

  • Do you or have you in the past had a case with Child Protective Services?
  • Do you now or have you in the past used or been dependent on alcohol or other drugs?
  • Is there currently violence in your relationship with your partner?
  • Do you have or have you ever had mental health problems?
  • Is someone who lives with you using or dependent on alcohol or other drugs?
  • Have you experienced physical, emotional, or sexual abuse?
  • Do you have a current or past drug or alcohol related offense?
  • Are you currently experiencing financial problems?

For more information, contact Elizabeth Garcia, Program Coordinator, at, or call us at 210-255-4741.

Triple P – Positive Parenting Program

One of our P.A.D.R.E. program courses, The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is a course designed to prevent and assist Case Workers and parents in the treatment of behavioral and emotional problems in children up to 6 years within the family nucleus. The main goal is to support parents and children success by providing the necessary tools and encouraging them to aim for their full potential. The classes are offered free of charge.

Classes Consist of 8 Closed Sessions per Cycle

The cycle takes approximately eight weeks, one session per week:


Group Sessions

Session 1: Positive Parenting

Session 2: Helping Children Develop

Session 3: Managing Misbehavior

Session 4: Planning Ahead


One to One Sessions

Session 5 – 7: Using Positive Parenting Strategies 1-3


Final Session (Group)

Session 8: Program Close

For more information:  contact Diana Boone, Intervention, Treatment & Recovery Support Service Director at or Elizabeth Garcia, Program Coordinator, at