Making Our Mothers Successful (MOMS)/
Parents as Teachers (PAT)
MOMS (Making Our Mothers Successful) is a unique program that employs trained home visitors to come into the homes of women and help guide them through the nuances of early motherhood. Using evidence-based curricula proven to improve outcomes for mothers and their children, MOMS home visitors establish bonds with young families, assess the safety of their living environment, and teach young mothers valuable parenting skills.
PAT (Parents as Teachers®) is a nationally recognized, evidence-based home visiting program shown to improve the outcomes of mothers and their children between the ages of 0-3 at risk for developmental delays. Fully-integrated into the range of MOMS program services, PAT provides information, support, and encouragement to parents to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life.
Through child need assessments, developmental progress evaluations, and one-on-one parenting skills training, the curriculum has been proven to:
Pregnant teenagers, women who have delivered a low birth weight baby (less than 2500 grams or 5 lbs., 8 oz.), and African American women between the ages of 30 and 44 who are pregnant or have recently delivered, all qualify for MOMS program services. In order to address the areas and populations of Clayton County with the highest low birth weight rates, PAT preventive services are offered to pregnant African-American women between the ages of 25-44 in their first trimester, residing in the 30236 (Jonesboro), 30238 (Jonesboro), and 30274 (Riverdale) ZIP codes.
For more information about MOMS and PAT services, read our Program Overview, or call (678) 610-7367.
For more information on Safe Sleep or Car Seat Safety, call (678) 610-7367.