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Reach out for Support when you Need Help

Parents Anonymous Provides Parents with a Place to Turn 
Parents Anonymous is a self-help group that offers parenting support and referral to resources in your community. If you are feeling stressed out, you can call the National Parent Helpline at 1-855-427-2736 to recieve emotional support and referrals. For more information on Parent Anonymous, call (609) 585-7666 or visit their website.

Expectant and New Parent Assistance
Preparing for the arrival of a child can be a very exciting and stressful time. There are programs that provide assistance to mothers and fathers in every part of our state. Search for resources near you here

NJ Parent Link Provides Information on Family and Childhood Development
Focusing on family and early childhood topics as it highlights state services and resources, one of the primary goals of NJ Parent Link is to improve the accessibility, coordination and delivery of information and services to parents of young children. Every topic discussed on their website offers readers links to related state services and in so doing helps those looking for assistance find the services that exist.

Topics discussed include such things as:

  • health and wellness for pregnant women and children
  • developmental and behavioral health for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and older children
  • parenting tips
  • family support services and benefits available in New Jersey

Visit NJ Parent Link.

Free Publications on a Variety of Topics

Printed publications which focus on many different parenting topics including, but not limited to, Child Abuse/Neglect; Violence; Child Safety; Parenting; Safe Haven; and Teens are free of charge and available here.

Survival Guide for Parents

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