Waitemata DHB CADS Pregnancy and Parenting Service (PPS): Process Evaluation Report

19 Jun 2015

Reducing harm for children affected by parental addiction and reducing unequal access to addiction services are key priorities for the Health Promotion Agency (HPA). Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) Community Alcohol and Drug Service (CADS) Pregnancy and Parenting Service (PPS) provides an intensive assertive outreach case coordination service for parents of children aged under three-years-old and pregnant women who are experiencing problems with alcohol and other drugs that are poorly connected to health and social services. HPA commissioned an independent process evaluation in order to understand more about the PPS model and explore considerations for service replication in other regions. Findings are summarised in this report.