This month, VIA LINK launched Louisiana Parentline to provide emotional support for parents through phone and text messaging. Louisiana Parentline was created to replace the Kidline. Last year Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana closed and the Kidline Phone number (1-800-CHILDREN) has been discontinued. VIA LINK believes in the work done on this phone and text line and we have decided to continue the work through Louisiana Parentline.
Louisiana Parentline will give parents a safe space to express their frustrations, ask parenting questions and get support. Specialists can offer emotional support, de-escalation, crisis intervention, information and referral, and plans for coping. Follow up calls can also be offered to parents to increase their circle of support
You can reach Louisiana Parentline 24/7 by dialing 833-LA-CHILD or by texting 225-424-1533.