Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana (PCAL)

VIA LINK’s Preventing Child Abuse Louisiana Program has a mission of providing 24/7 emotional support for families, connection to parenting resources, advocacy for children and families, and education for those who care for Louisiana’s children.

To learn more visit the Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana website at

Helping Parents Navigate Life’s Challenges

VIA LINK offers Louisiana Parent Line, which provides parents with free, confidential, 24/7 access to a live specialist. Louisiana Parent Line can be reached through phone and text 24 hours a day.  We give parents a safe space to express their frustrations, ask parenting questions and get support. Louisiana Parent Line specialists can offer emotional support, de-escalation, crisis intervention, information & referral, and plans for coping.  Follow up calls can also be offered to parents to increase their circle of support.

**All Specialists on LA Parentline are Mandated Reporters through LA DCFS.**

The phone number is 833-LA-CHILD (833-522-4453). You can also text us at (225) 424-1533.

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Stewards of Children Training 

The mission of Darkness to Light’s evidence based training, Stewards of Children, is to empower adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse through awareness, education, and stigma reduction.  For information on hosting or receiving a Stewards of Children child sexual abuse prevention education training, please email Sherrard Crespo, LCSW at [email protected]

ACEs Training

Join us to learn about how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can affect who we become both mentally and physically. We will learn about the ACEs Study and what the assessment given to participants in the study looked like. Finally, we will touch on why some people with high ACEs score seem to be resilient even through adversity.  For information on hosting or receiving ACEs training email Sherrard Crespo, LCSW at [email protected]

Suicide Education and Response

Learn more about our Crisis and Suicide Intervention work here.


“VIA LINK partners with advocates, clinicians, and community members to create macro level change for the prevention of child abuse and support for Louisiana’s families” 

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A VIA LINK representative is happy to attend your event to provide information on our Preventing Child Abuse Program or services.  To have us at your event email [email protected]