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Parents as Teachers & The Family First Prevention Services Act


This workshop was presented on
May 24, 2023


*Training certificates are only available following live trainings or completion of self-paced courses. A certificate will not be provided for review of these materials.


The Parents as Teachers (PAT) evidence-based home visiting model is rated as a well—supported model in the Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse. The PAT model aligns with the goals of the Family First Prevention Services Act by incorporating strengths-based practices that focus on all members of the family. This presentation will introduce the PAT model so that stakeholders can determine if this model will best serve the needs of families using funding appropriated by the Family First Services Prevention Act.


Participants will:

  • Increase understanding of the PAT model
  • Identify the next steps to implementing Parents as Teachers services to benefit families in your community


Who should attend: County Prevention Teams and cross-sector partners, including staff of child welfare agencies, behavioral health agencies, probation, Child Abuse Prevention Councils, community-based service providers, family resource centers, Offices of Education, tribal partners, and parents/youth leaders with lived experience



  • This is an interactive training. Please be prepared to participate in activities such as group discussion, break out rooms, and/or demonstration. Your training experience will be best with the use of a web cam, audio, and a training environment conducive to active participation.
  • This training will be recorded. The recording will be available to registered learners within 2 days of the training.
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Tiedra Marshall is the Director of Expansion, responsible for overseeing the growth of the domestic and international PAT network. Prior to stepping into this role, she served as an Implementation Support Specialist and a PAT National Certified Trainer. As a trainer, not only did she facilitate all PAT core courses, but she also created, Foundations of Center-based Family Engagement, a certification course for professionals seeking to use the PAT Foundational Curriculum in their center-based program. Tiedra has experience providing implementation support to PAT Affiliates across the mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the US. In addition, she was responsible for developing the Curriculum Partner pathway for HS/EHS home-based programs and has developed and delivered individualized resources including trainings specific to their needs.

Tiedra has worked in the field of Early Care and Education for over 15 years. She began her journey with PAT began almost 10 years ago as an EHS Homebase Coordinator of a program that delivered both the PAT and EHS evidence-based models. That experience afforded her the opportunity to serve as a Family Support Coordinator at the Pennsylvania Parents as Teachers State Office. Tiedra earned a B.A. from Temple University and a M.Ed. from Towson University.



Director of Expansion,
Parents as Teachers National Center