- September 2019
- Vol. 20, No. 7
Help for Parents, Hope for Kids Provides Child Safety Resources
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services created a website dedicated to helping parents find the supports they need in their area. Its website—Help for Parents. Hope for Kids—is full of parenting tips and resources that cover topics important to child safety—which is a component of the Child and Family Services Reviews—such as water safety, safe sleep, and child safety. The website's Find Help section provides useful hotlines and links for parents for support with child development, parenting, substance use, and stress. There are also links to concrete resources for those inquiring about employment, food, and clothing.
The information is presented with easy-to-understand language and is broken down into manageable snippets and short question-and-answer sections. There are also accompanying videos for sleep safety and water safety. Those who are interested in lending a hand by volunteering in their community can find organizations with which they can volunteer or donate to as well.
This website is available in both English and Spanish and can be accessed at http://www.helpandhope.org.