Testimonials by Staff

William BellResources that strengthen families will support safely reducing the number of children entering and remaining for an extended period of time in the foster care system. The  National Parent Helpline® compliments the evidenced-based weekly mutual support Parents Anonymous® Groups and specialized programs for Children and Youth as an important family-strengthening resource for parents in crisis or before crises occur.
– William C. Bell, President and CEO, Casey Family Programs


Brian SamuelsToo often, even the best parents and caregivers feel isolated and don’t know where to turn for support. By providing a vital resource to connect parents to the supports they need, Parents Anonymous® Groups and the National Parent Helpline® will empower families and strengthen communities across the nation.
Bryan Samuels, Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families,
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


RafaelWhen asking for help is a sign of strength®, it’s important to have easy, accessible, reliable and supportive places for parents to seek help like the Parents Anonymous® group. The National Parent Helpline® promises to be an important resource for parents and other caregivers throughout the country. The National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds will share this valuable information with our state members, colleagues, parent partners and others working to strengthen families through our Early Childhood Initiative.
Teresa Rafael, Executive Director, National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds


Clark“NASW is proud to partner with Parents Anonymous® Inc., as the health of our nation’s children and families is a critical concern for the social work profession. Parents Anonymous® Inc. launched the National Parent Helpline® to provide vital services and resources for parents and caregivers that face the considerable challenge of caring for children in today’s society. Based on a strengths and evidenced- based model of Parents Anonymous® Groups, National Parent Helpline® trained advocates will provide parents and caregivers with the help, referrals, and resources they need, and in turn those parents can use their knowledge to build stronger, healthier communities.”
Elizabeth J. Clark, MSW, PhD, Executive Director, National Association of Social Workers

Notkin“In so many communities, families and parents feel isolated, overwhelmed, and afraid. Parents Anonymous® has been a true pioneer in recognizing the power of linking parents to provide support to one another. Parent Leaders who are part of Parents Anonymous®‘ network offer us all important insights about what it takes to build strong families. We are pleased to have Parents Anonymous® as a partner in our community child protection efforts.”
Susan Notkin,  Associate Director
Center for Community Partnerships in Child Welfare
Center for the Study of Social Policy

Waldman“For the more than four decades, Parents Anonymous® has served to strengthen families and keep children safe. It has created a national network of chapters that provide vital services and resources for parents that face the considerable challenge of caring for children in our society today in ways that foster safety and healthy development. It has reduced the loneliness and isolation of parents needing assistance and provided solutions to those encountering problems and stress…”
William Waldman, Former Executive Director
American Public Human Services Association

Bilchik“It gives me great pleasure to honor the work of Parents Anonymous®. Good parenting is key to the healthy development of our children. Often, however, the best of our parents need help to be as effective, loving and nurturing as possible – particularly at times of great stress. The efforts made by Parents Anonymous® to keep our children safe, and their parents a positive force in their lives, are essential in meeting the needs of our children, youth and families.”
Shay Bilchik, Former Executive Director
Child Welfare League of America