Formed under the name Parents Anonymous
North East in 1978, the charity now takes up to 200 calls a day from stressed-out parents needing advice.
Cohen, Parents Anonymous
, in NEW WAYS OF MAKING BABIES, supra note 2, at 88-89 [hereinafter Cohen, Parents Anonymous
The oldest national child abuse prevention organization, Parents Anonymous
is dedicated to strengthening families through innovative strategies that promote mutual support and parent leadership.
That legislative perspective no doubt contributed to the authorization of federal funding for Parents Anonymous
(PA), established in 1974.
, with 1,500 groups nationwide, provides a community-based resource for abusive parents who need education and support for effective nonabusive parenting.