Welcome to MU ParentLink!

ParentLink

 

Our Mission:

To effectively engage families in reducing adverse childhood experiences and to promote optimal development.

What is ParentLink?

We are a resource for Missouri families and professionals serving families.  We serve all parents and caregivers, including relative caregivers, foster and adoptive parents, military parents, as well as a range of providers working with families.  One way we support Missouri's parents/caregivers and professionals is through our toll-free ParentLink WarmLine.  Call the WarmLine at: 1-800-552-8522 or En Español: 1-888-460-0008, for Missouri residents. Contact us locally by calling 573-882-7321.  Our hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  All calls are confidential within the limits of the law.  You may also e-mail your parenting questions to the professionals who staff the WarmLine.

Call the WarmLine for:

  • Access to resources and services for families in your area.
  • Free information on ANY parenting question.  Call about specific situations, developmental stages, or services you are looking for.
  • A free loan library of parenting materials
  • Someone who will listen if you just need to talk about your parenting concern.

ParentLink is located at 4800 Santana Circle, Columbia, MO 65211.  Click here for a link to a map. 

For information on upcoming events where you can find ParentLink, check this out!

MU ParentLink and Tigers on the Prowl

Tigers on the Prowl

The MU ParentLink Cub Hub has been named a featured charity in the Tigers on the Prowl fundraising event this year. Tigers on the Prowl is an opportunity for mid-Missouri artists to create art out of a life-sized tiger statue. After an application process, 12 artists are selected and given a $250 supply budget to create their masterpiece. After completion, the tigers take up residency at various spots around Columbia, culminating in a charity auction on October 3, 2014. Last year, Tigers on the Prowl raised nearly $50,000 for local charities.  Check out the tigers THIS THURSDAY, July 24th for the King's Daughter's "Tiger Prowl-Artist Showcase" from 5:30-7:30pm at the Holiday Inn Executive Center.  For more information, and to vote for ParentLink's tiger "Rah," please visit: http://tigersontheprowl.org/.  Also check out the media advisory announcing ParentLink involvement in the events!  Photos above taken by Travis Buck.

ANNOUNCING: Relative and Kinship Family Research!  

ParentLink is pleased to support MU research on Understanding the Impact of Family Routines and Rituals in Relative and Kinship Families.  This study can help us learn what works to keep relative and kinship families healthy and their children successful.  Please see the Recruitment Flyer for details.

 

Upcoming Events: 

Third Thursday of every month:   Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, 5:30-7pm. Child care and a light meal is provided.  RSVP by calling us at 1-800-552-8522 or 573-882-7321.

 

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What are people saying about us?

Check out some quotes from parents, other caregivers, and professionals working with parents who have used ParentLink's services over the past year.

News and Updates:

Tell Me About Truman the Tiger, a book by MU Professor Dave Schramm, is now available!   MU's family friendly faculty member, Dr. Dave Schramm, recently published his first children’s book, called “Tell Me About Truman the Tiger," a story about a grandfather telling two of his grandchildren about the history of Truman.