Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

Speaking from the Heart: The Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP)


The Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP) is an award-winning home visitation case‐management intervention working with a challenging population: pregnant and parenting women who have substance use disorders and trauma histories.

Begun in 1991 at the University of Washington, PCAP now operates in fifteen counties throughout Washington State with the goals of helping mothers build healthy families and prevent future births of children exposed prenatally to alcohol and drugs. 

In 2019, videographer Jamie Petitto interviewed a number of the amazing PCAP staff members who “do” PCAP, to capture their thoughts and observations about this work. Check out this wonderful video below.