Engaging Moms Program (youth.gov)

The Engaging Moms Program (EMP) is a gender-specific, family-based intervention designed to help substance-abusing mothers participating in drug court maintain their parental rights. The program helps mothers demonstrate  they can be reunited with their children. It provides mothers the tools and services to comply with all court orders, attend court sessions, remain drug-free, and demonstrate the capacity to parent their children, thereby helping them to succeed in drug court. Program components support program theory that change can occur in six core areas to achieve sobriety and adequately care for children. These core areas include: motivation and commitment to success in drug court and change life around for children; support the emotional attachment between mother and her children; foster relationship between mother and her family of origin; support and improve parenting skills, support healthy romantic relationships, foster healthy emotional regulation, problem solving and communication skills.