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Fairbanks Native Association Tribal Home Visiting Project PAT

Parents as Teachers (PAT)

The Fairbanks Native Association (FNA) adapted the Parents as Teachers (PAT) model to its Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Tribal Home Visiting Projects.

"The Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Tribal Home Visiting Project will be part of FNA's agency‐wide continuum of care. Several FNA programs provide maternal health, child health, and early childhood development services, including Early Head Start, Head Start, Tribal Home Visiting, and the Women and Children's Center for Inner Healing. FNA provides a range of behavioral health programs that serve adolescents and adults. Some of these programs include mental health components. FNA also works with the Fairbanks Community Behavioral Health Center and the Tanana Chiefs Conference Behavioral Health Department, both of which provide mental health services to the community."

Retrieved from…


Melissa Charlie, Deputy Executive

(907) 452‐1648

Promising, not adapted
  • Child
  • Family
  • Child perceived as problem by parents
  • Exposure to conflict or violence (family or otherwise)
  • History of child abuse and neglect/Use of corporal punishment
  • Mental health problems
  • Substance abuse
  • Family functioning
  • Knowledge of parenting and child development
  • Positive school environment
  • Positive social connection and support
  • Strong parent/Child relationship
  • Community involvement/participation/contribution
  • Connecting with cultural resources
  • Education
  • Ethnic pride/self-esteem