Call the Parent Help Hotline: 1-800-716-3468
Child Find’s Parent Help program offers free, confidential*, telephone-based services to parents in conflict, helping fragile families explore safe, legal options and available support systems.
By calling Child Find’s Parent Help hotline, you gain access to our comprehensive information and referral network. Our skilled professionals provide connections to the resources and support systems that callers need to resolve their family conflicts.
Parent Help case managers have addressed a variety of family issues with callers, including co-parenting challenges, parental abduction prevention, domestic violence, child abuse or neglect concerns, and parenting styles. While talking with the caller, our case managers provide guidance in creating manageable solutions, such as creating workable parenting plans concerning custody and visitation, building communication and parenting skills, understanding legal options, and learning how to navigate the court and support systems. The option of mediation is assessed and offered when appropriate.
In the 2017-2018 fiscal year, 603 new cases were enrolled in Child Find’s Parent Help program
These cases concerned a variety of issues:
- 15% concerned child safety
- 24% regarded an ongoing custody dispute
- 26% sought assistance with co-parenting and parenting issues
- 26% reported drug and alcohol abuse issues
- 27% concerned domestic violence issues
- 28% asked for help with denied access to children and/or fear of parental abduction
Parent Help opens cases for biological parents and caretakers (those legally functioning in a parental role, including grandparents, and other family members). Callers seeking assistance from Parent Help are the parents/caretakers of children 17 years old or younger, although the age limit may be extended in the event of legal guardianship due to a child’s mental/physical condition, or on-going support obligations.
Parent Help also provides consultation and information to allied service professionals.
- For moms and dads parenting apart: Topics We May Need to Discuss
- Parenting apart communication skills: Choosing Words that May Help
- Making the best of a difficult situation: A Child’s Fundamental Rights for parents living apart
* Child Find does not share caller information with others, including family members, without the caller’s consent. Our staff will neither confirm nor deny whether a person has contacted us for Parent Help services. Please note that confidentiality may be waived if any caller presents an immediate danger to themselves or others (i.e. suicide, homicide).