Parent Aide

We partner with the state to provide contracted parenting education and supervised visits for families involved with the Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS).

Parent Aide focuses on efforts to reunite parents with their children who have been removed by the Arizona Department of Child Safety. Our ultimate goal is to encourage birth parents to gain the skills and abilities they need to maintain a safe home and environment for their child. The Parent Aide ministry provides an opportunity to develop relationships with parents and to encourage them while they are in a difficult period in their lives. We have the message of hope that is in Jesus Christ and we show His compassion and concern through this ministry. Parent Aide is a ministry of Arizona Baptist Children’s Services & Family Ministries (ABCS). 

Parent Aide Services

Parent aides work with families and the Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS) to strengthen families and aid in the reunification process. These services are only available for families referred to ABCS. A parent aide helps the family primarily in two ways.

Supervised Visits

Parent aides facilitate supervised visits between parents and their children. Supervised visits occur for families to enjoy each other and maintain contact with one another while their case with DCS is being resolved.

Parenting Coaching

Additionally, parent aides spend additional time each week providing parenting coaching one-on-one to the parents. Parent aides provide a range of support services, instruction and assistance to parents to improve their skills and ability to fulfill parenting roles and responsibilities. They provide help on a variety of topics, including:

  • Age-appropriate child development
  • Appropriate discipline and problem-solving techniques
  • Life skills training
  • Nutrition and meal planning
  • Household management
  • Community resources
  • Employment consultation
  • Drug/alcohol education
  • Budgeting and managing finances
  • Time management
  • Healthy relationships
  • Appropriate caregivers
  • Self-sufficiency

This provides a fantastic opportunity for parent aides to invest in families—often when the families are in one of the hardest periods of their lives—and truly provide hope and care to hurting families and children.

Contact your parent aide

Please do not hesitate to contact us. If you need to speak with your parent aide or someone in the Parent Aide office, please find the phone number for your region below.

Maricopa & Pinal Counties (602) 346-2300
Navajo & Apache Counties (928) 536-4760
Pima County (520) 795-7541
Yavapai County (928) 362-2037
Yuma County (928) 726-5568

If you are not sure which office to call, please call (800) 678-0648 or email abcspa@abcs.org.

Resources

Arizona Baptist Children’s Services & Family Ministries has many programs designed to help meet the needs of individuals and families struggling economically and facing life’s many challenges. If you are interested in more services offered by ABCS in your region, the programs closest to you are listed below. Please visit their websites to find out how you can utilize their services.

Community Resource Centers azresourcecenters.com
Serving Pima, Maricopa, Mohave and Yuma Counties

New Life Pregnancy Centers newlifepregnancy.com
Serving Apache, Maricopa, Navajo, Pima, Pinal and Yuma Counties

New Life Transitional Program newlifetransitional.com
Serving Pima County

Careers

Arizona Baptist Children’s Services & Family Ministries is a faith-based, nonprofit organization with seven ministries and one mission: to provide hope and care to hurting children and families through Christ-centered ministries. We serve the full spectrum of Arizona families, from unborn babies to seniors. Our parent aides are located throughout the state and serve as key team members of this Christian social services agency helping families in crisis. 

We are searching for exceptional like-minded individuals to join our team.