Parents Anonymous is both a prevention and a treatment program that strengthens families that are at risk of becoming (or already are) involved in the child welfare system, have behavioral challenges, or substance use disorders. It is open to any caregiver in a parenting role. Services include weekly support groups, peer parent partner services (advocacy, kinship navigator services, in-home parenting, and linkages to community resources), and helpline services. Parents Anonymous aims to mitigate the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) for caregivers and prevent occurrence of ACEs in youth. Recommended duration of services is at least 3 months. For child-welfare involved families, the recommendation is at least 12 – 18 months or more. Parents Anonymous has materials available in English and Spanish.

Reduce risk factors; Increase protective factor; Significantly reduce harmful behaviors towards children; Enhance the social and emotional well-being of children and caregivers; Achieve safety, permanency and reduce out-of-home placements for child welfare involved families; Increase parental and child/youth resilience; Improve family functioning; Increase reunifications.