In an effort to support children and parents, Pathways to Hope for Children, launched the Hotline for Hope. This call-in service can be reached at (530) 710-8609 and will provide parenting tips, resources and support for caregivers of children ages 0-17. Trained Parent Partners will answer the hotline Monday – Friday 9 am to 4 pm and offer evidence-based programs such as Triple P, Safe Care, Five Protective Factors and Hope Theory.
Parents looking for a sympathetic person who can offer concrete solutions to everyday parenting issues can now call and talk to a trained profession or a member of our Parent Leader Advisory Group. Issues that can be discussed include but are not limited to:
- Build healthy relationships with your children
- Create sensitive, responsive interactions with your children
- Talk though feelings of isolation
- Tips for helping your child be happier, more optimistic and motivated
- Talk through your stress and uncertainty during this unprecedented time
- Techniques for talking to your children about COVID-19 and the pandemic
- Advice and tools for positive parenting and a hope focused approach
- Building self-esteem and confidence in your own skills as parents and your ability to set your children up for future success
- Strategies for distance learning and returning to the classroom
- Check in on your mental health - depression, anxiety, anger, and guilt due to the stresses of covid-19 and learn about valuable community resources
Although the Hotline for Hope is not intended to be a crisis hotline, the idea is to reach out to parents and caregivers that are looking for new ways to approach stressful situations.
Pathways to Hope for Children offers many services for children and families including the Anderson & Redding Teen Centers, multiple Parent Partner programs, Camp HOPE – Pathways and much more. “Our goal is that the Hotline for Hope will offer families pathways to support and resources during a difficult time. Parents who call will have the opportunity to be referred into our Parent Partner program which offers dedicated case managers to families with children ages 0-17 in an effort to help build parenting skills, connect people to resources and serve children,” said PHC’s Executive Director Michael Burke. As mentioned, the Hotline for Hope is not a crisis line so if anyone suspects child abuse, they are encouraged to call Shasta County’s Health and Human Services – Children’s Branch at 530-225-5144.