Project Connect

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Scientific Rating:
Promising Research Evidence
See scale of 1-5
Child Welfare System Relevance Level:
See descriptions of 3 levels

About This Program

The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. Project Connect has been rated by the CEBC in the area of: Reunification Programs.

Target Population: High-risk, substance-affected families involved in the child welfare system that may experience poly-substance abuse and dependence, domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, criminal involvement and behavior, poverty, inappropriate housing, lack of education, poor employment skills, impaired parenting, low household income, or single parent household

For children/adolescents ages: 0 – 17

For parents/caregivers of children ages: 0 – 17

Brief Description

Project Connect works with high-risk families who are affected by parental substance abuse and are involved in the child welfare system. The program offers home-based counseling, substance abuse monitoring, nursing, and referrals for other services. The program also offers home-based parent education, parenting groups, and an ongoing support group for mothers in recovery.

Program Goals:

The goals for Project Connect are:

  • Maintaining children safely in their homes
  • Facilitating reunification when children have been placed in out-of-home care

Contact Information

Valentina L.S. Laprade, LICSW, RCS
Phone: (401) 276-4352
Fax: (401) 729-0010

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: August 2016

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: May 2018

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: July 2006