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April 2011Vol. 12, No. 3Introducing the National Parent Helpline®

(Submitted by Parents Anonymous® Inc.)

Where can parents turn to get emotional support and assistance to develop solutions to raising their children? Parents Anonymous® Inc. is excited to introduce the new National Parent Helpline®. This toll-free service at 1.855.4A PARENT (1.855.427.2736) and website are designed to build on the strengths of families in order to ensure all five protective factors. Helpline Advocates are available Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (PST), to provide emotional support and referrals (in English and Spanish), resulting in the empowerment of parents and caregivers nationwide. The website has comprehensive parenting resources and a bulletin board for parents and caregivers to share their leadership experiences to create caring communities and help others. There are also links to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

We hope you will partner with us to promote and enhance the National Parent Helpline by:

  • Posting the National Parent Helpline logo on your website (and we'll post yours)
  • Referring parents and caregivers who are looking for emotional support, referrals, and other connections 
  • Sharing your resources so we can include them on the National Parent Helpline website

Tanya Long, a national Parents Anonymous Parent Leader and member of the Parents Anonymous Inc. Board of Directors, says, "We are very proud to make this vital National Parent Helpline available to parents and caregivers to create lasting benefits to families and communities. In Parents Anonymous, Asking for Help is a Sign of Strength®, and this is the message that we are promoting to the 149 million parents nationwide. We hope everyone will help us spread the word about this invaluable resource."

Bryan Samuels, Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, was a featured speaker at the Washington, DC, launch of the landmark National Parent Helpline. Commissioner Samuels applauded the National Parent Helpline, stating, "Now parents can call the National Parent Helpline to get the support they need, so they can continue to do the very important work they do in raising healthy, happy families."

Since 1969, Parents Anonymous Inc. has implemented effective, strength-based services for millions of families worldwide through shared leadership. Please let us know if you plan to post the National Parent Helpline on your website or need more information. Contact Jodi Doane at 909.621.6184, ext. 210, or via email at

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