Resources for parents
Parenting is hard, and kids don't come with an instruction manual. Parents need support, especially as they continue to feel stress from the pandemic. In Mecklenburg County, family-serving organizations have resources available that can provide parenting guidance, help you protect your children, and build happy childhoods.
If you're a parent in crisis who needs guidance or emotional support,
call the 24/7 Greater Charlotte Hope Line:
Tips for parents
- Meck4Kids parent tip sheet
- 25 Things to Say to Your Child
Strategies for Preventing Child Sexual Abuse (Pat's Place Child Advocacy Center)
Positive Parenting Tips for all ages - English and Spanish (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Teaching prevention to your kids
Early, Open, Often (Committee for Children)
Fun family activities
Training and support
Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center offers classes on how to talk to children about body safety and sexual abuse and social media safety.
Mecklenburg County Triple P - Positive Parenting Program.
Parenting programs offered by Teen Health Connection are designed to strengthen parental efficacy and build healthy connections between parents and their teens.
The Relatives offers free parenting classes based on the Love & Logic parenting model.
Thompson Child & Family Focus provides family education programs and support groups.
Recognizing and Responding to Suspicions of Child Maltreatment online training (Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina).
Reconociendo y Respondiendo a las Sospechas de Maltrato Infantil (Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina).
Prevention during a pandemic
- Prevention During a Pandemic tip sheet
- Connecting With Your Children At Home
- COVID-19 Parent & Caregiver Guide (Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina)
- Online Safety Planning During COVID-19 (Stop It Now)
If you suspect a child is abused or neglected, call Mecklenburg County's 24-hour hotline:
If a child is in
always call 911.