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Parent Help Line: Helping children by helping their parents

Roush, Melanie
June 4, 2015

Source: (2000) Gazette: A Royal Canadian Mounted Police Publication 62 (4): 12-13.

In May 2000 a nationwide service was inaugurated in Canada to provide phone counseling and Internet service for parents and caregivers. It is called Parent Help Line. The service is predicated on the notion that early intervention is one of the best tools in crime prevention, especially as many of the precursors to criminality occur in the home environment. According to police, the Parent Help Line fits well into the National Youth Strategy of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. This youth strategy increases police involvement in non-traditional policing roles; and it emphasizes crime prevention through social development, root causes, community wellness, and problem-solving.


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