To our families:

Dear Families,

We are thankful for your patience and understanding about the change from personal visits in your home to video and telephone visits because of the Covid 19 virus. We know that as parents, you have concerns, so please call your home visitor. She is ready to talk with you about any questions or concerns you may have about your family's support.



    

March 2020

We are still here for you!

A message from the Parenting Support Program Team:
We understand the concern our community is having over the COVID-19 virus and response. Our program remains open with some important changes.  We will continue to enroll and support families by phone, videoconferencing and other means of communication that parents find acceptable within the parameters of social distancing. 

If you have questions about the program, please contact us at our email address  ParentingSupportProgram@georgetown.edu

Please continue to follow the recommended guidelines by DC Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Our Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development has also compiled resources that may be helpful https://gucchd.georgetown.edu/

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The Parenting Support Program (PSP) is a DC Health funded home visiting program designed to support the need of parents with intellectual disabilities who are pregnant or parenting young children through age 5.

Special Focus

PSP is a DC Health funded program that focuses on the provision of:

  • Personal visits within the home and/or community settings
  • Parent and child screenings on growth and development (ASQ3 & ASQ:SE2), health, mental health and wellbeing
  • Individualized education and using Parents As Teachers (PAT) materials and resources and the Health & Wellness Curriculum for At Risk Families (Tymchuck)
  • Health information based on parent need in a format they prefer
  • Referrals to community resources

Program Features

The Parenting Support program is the singular home visiting program in the District of Columbia that centers on parents with intellectual or associated disabilities.  Our experienced team of home visitors and faculty partner with families to

  • Set goals for their family
  • Tailor the number of visits to fit their needs (up to 4 per month)
  • Make educational, health and wellness information accessible and understandable
  • Provide accessible follow-up materials and activities to support parent skill development in advancing their children’s healthy growth and development
  • Provide accessible support in navigating health, education and social services for themselves and their children

To make a referral or get more information

Contact Us

Parenting Support Program
Georgetown Center for Child and Human Development
Attention: Parenting Support Program
Whitehaven Street, NW Suite 3300
Washington, DC 20007
ParentingSupportProgram@georgetown.edu

Rachel Brady, Co-Director
202-687-8628

  • If you are interested in becoming a community partner, please contact Rachel Brady
  • If you are interested in referring a family to the program, please contact Wend Jones Whitty

Our Team

Deborah Perry, PhD
Principal Investigator

Wendy Jones Whitty, M.Ed., MSW
Co-Director

Rachel Brady, PT, DPT, MS
Co-Director

Clarissa Williamson 
Home Visitor

 

This program is funded by DC Health, Community Health Administration Grant Number CHA-HVS-GT-PAT. 042019