Dr. Dhara Meghani of the Clinical Psychology Program at University of San Francisco has started a Parent Helpline. Please see the attached flyer and information below and help spread the word. Note: this is not a crisis hotline, but support for a range of child and parenting issues.
Description of the Parentline:
Parenting can be exciting, life-changing, and challenging. The Parentline is here to provide resources and support new or soon-to be parents during this time. Based at the University of San Francisco Clinical Psychology program, this free phone counseling service is staffed by psychologists and supervised clinical psychology graduate students who have specialized training in infant and early childhood mental health. Parents or caregivers can call to speak with a Parentline staff member during regular business hours and/or leave a confidential message that will be responded to within 24 hours during weekdays and 48 hours during weekends.
We are here to help with a range of child and parenting issues such as general questions about your baby’s development; sleeping and feeding concerns; responding to fussiness, tantrums, and behavioral concerns; parental stress, baby blues, anxiety, and relationship conflict, and more.
Call us toll-free at 1-844-415-BABY (2229) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. A Parentline staff member will respond to your concerns and provide support, guidance, and additional resources based on your needs. You can schedule another time to talk with your Parentline counselor, or contact us in the future when new questions come up.
Currently, we are able to provide services in English. If we are not available when you call, please leave a message with your name, number and the best times to reach you. If you would like to briefly describe what you are calling about, we can be prepared accordingly when we call you back.
Please note that The Parentline is NOT a 24-hour crisis hotline. If you or your child are having an emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room.
Feel free to print & distribute flyer: The Parentline flyer