The Stress of Parenting

The demands of being a parent can be very stressful. Along with the joy of raising a child comes concerns about their safety, health, and development. All this stress can add up, and when we don’t take the time to care for ourselves as parents, that stress can start to affect our health and the well-being of our families. That’s why we are taking a special focus on the stress of parenting and what we can all do to help families thrive.

To learn more about how to cope with the stress of parenting, tune into our weekly news stories on KSDK NewsChannel 5, listen for our spots on Hot 104.1 and Old School 95.5, and be sure to read Joe Yancey’s column on the stress of parenting.

Need more information about parenting?

Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers helps organizations and professionals work with parents during the critical early years of their children’s lives, from conception to kindergarten.

Phone: 314-432-4330


One Hope United

One Hope United offers an array of supportive services to families, including parenting education, youth diversion programs, and supplemental services.

Phone: 314-534-4345


Father’s Support Center

Fathers’ Support Center provides comprehensive programs and services to help clients become better parents in order to improve outcomes for children.

Phone: 314-333-4170

Need short-term or emergency care for young children?

St. Louis Crisis Nursery

The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery is committed to the prevention of child abuse and neglect and provides emergency intervention, respite care and support to families in crisis through:

  • Short-term care for young children in a safe and nurturing environment
  • Helping families resolve crisis
  • Offering resources for empowerment, ongoing support and parent education.
  • Community outreach and awareness
  • Advocacy for children and families.

Phone: 314-768-3201


Annie Malone

Annie Malone offers a variety of supportive programing to families including crisis care and emergency residential placement, a transition living program, a therapeutic school, and parenting education.

Phone: 314-531-0120 

Need more information about childcare?

Childcare Aware

Child Care Aware helps to organize and promote quality early childhood education across the region. For parents and families…they offer a referral service  to locate quality child care programs and Checklists and other print resources, seminars and personal assistance help parents make informed choices.

Phone: 314-535-1458 

Need someone for your child to talk to about wellness?

Epworth Family Support Network

The Family Support Network offers free weekly, in-home family counseling for families who have behavioral challenges with their children.

Phone: 314-918-3301


Family Resource Center

Family Resource Center’s mission is to give abused kids a chance for a better life by preventing and treating all forms of child abuse and neglect and by strengthening families through family-centered therapeutic, educational, and support services.

Phone: 314-534-9350 


Our Little Haven

Our Little Haven offers both physical and mental health treatment to abused and neglected children during their formative years (ages birth through ten), coupled with treatment services for the entire client family.

Phone: 314-533-2229

Feeling blue after childbirth?

SSM Moms Line

The MOMS Line, a peer-supported help line for pregnant and new moms in the St. Louis area experiencing the “baby blues.” The MOMS Line (314-768-MOMS) is staffed by trained volunteers – Postpartum Peer Coaches – who have personal experience with postpartum sadness, irritability, anxiety or depression, and have recovered.

Phone: 314-768-6667

Need legal support?

Legal Services of Eastern Mo

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri is an independent, non-profit organization that provides high quality civil legal assistance and equal access to justice for low-income people and the elderly in eastern Missouri.

Phone: 314-534-4200

Need other parenting and childcare resources?

Youth In Need

Youth In Need is a nonprofit child and family services agency, headquarter in St. Charles, MO and is dedicated to building positive futures for the community’s most vulnerable children, teens and families.

Phone: 636-946-3771


Nurses for Newborns

Nurses for Newborns provides a safety net for families most at-risk in order to prevent infant mortality, child abuse and neglect by providing in-home nursing visits which promote healthcare, education, and positive parenting skills.

Phone: 314-544-3433



211 is a confidential resource to help connect you to the supports you may need.

Phone: 211


American Academy of Pediatrics Trauma Guide

This 6-part series was designed with the primary care practice in mind – those who may or may not be familiar with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the process of asking families about exposure to ACEs or other traumatic events.

Website: American Academy of Pediatrics Trauma Guide


Signature Medical Group

The Signature maternity care home model at Signature Medical Group, Inc. is comprised of patient-centric, physician-driven care that addresses all aspects of a woman’s health, including physical, mental, and environmental aspects within a trauma-informed framework.

Website: Maternity Care Model

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