Who We Are

ParentLink is a team of caring professionals who understand life’s challenges and the need for confidentiality.  Members of the team are:

  • EXPERIENCEDwith professional backgrounds in fields like child welfare, counseling, education, and public health.
  • TRAINED to provide research-based information on many vital topics and ensure the safety of all children.
  • CONNECTED to educational and state systems supports that can provide the specialized assistance individual situations require.
  • INFORMED, many with Master’s Degrees in fields like education, human development, community healthcare, and early childhood. Others are credentialed as community health workers and other specialties.   


The ParentLink Advisory Board serves as a “think tank,” generating ideas and guiding the development and implementation of ParentLink programs and resources. It is not a policy-making board. Check out our current Advisory Board list.

What We Do

ParentLink supports Missouri’s families and communities by linking parents and professionals to information and resources.  We provide quality parenting information, materials, and other resources to strengthen and support Missouri’s families.


For information on all ParentLink programs, ​check out our Services Booklet, learn about ​ParentLink’s impact, and read some ​testimonials from those who have ​experienced ParentLink first hand.​

How We Do It​

ParentLink receives vital support to serve Missouri families from many generous organizations, including:​

Strong Partners

Thanks to our great partners, ParentLink has been growing and adapting with Missouri families since 1989 with research-based approaches and vetted solutions. ParentLink is an outreach unit of the University of Missouri College of Education & Human Development.

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