Important Numbers

Child Abuse
Phone: 800.4.A.CHILD (800.422.4453)
Whom They Help: Child abuse victims, parents, concerned individuals

Child Sexual Abuse
Darkness to Light
Phone: 866.FOR.LIGHT (866.367.5444)
Whom They Help: Children and adults needing local information or resources about sexual abuse

Family Violence
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Phone: 800.799.SAFE (800.799.7233)
Whom They Help: Children, parents, friends, offenders

Help for Parents
National Parent Helpline®
Phone: 855.4APARENT (855.427.2736) (available 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., PST, weekdays)
Whom They Help: Parents and caregivers needing emotional support and links to resources

Human Trafficking
National Human Trafficking Hotline
Phone: 888.373.7888
Whom They Help: Victims of human trafficking and those reporting potential trafficking situations

Mental Illness
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Phone: 800.950.NAMI (800.950.6264)
Whom They Help: Individuals, families, professionals

Missing/Abducted Children
Child Find of America
Phone: 800.I.AM.LOST (800.426.5678)
Whom They Help: Parents reporting lost or abducted children, including parental abductions

Child Find of America-Mediation
Phone: 800.A.WAY.OUT (800.292.9688)
Whom They Help: Parents (abduction, prevention, child custody issues)

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Phone: 800.THE.LOST (800.843.5678)
Whom They Help: Families and professionals (social services, law enforcement)

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
Phone: 800.656.HOPE (800.656.4673)
Whom They Help: Rape and incest victims, media, policymakers, concerned individuals

Substance Abuse

National Alcohol and Substance Abuse Information Center
Phone: 800.784.6776
Whom They Help: Families, professionals, media, policymakers, concerned individuals

Suicide Prevention
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Phone: 800.273.8255
Whom They Help: Families, concerned individuals

Youth in Trouble/Runaways
National Runaway Switchboard
Phone: 800.RUNAWAY (800.786.2929)
Whom They Help: Runaway and homeless youth, families

*courtesy of Child Welfare Information Gateway


Six years ago I married my high school sweetheart and what started out as "happily ever after" turned into best friends sharing two children and having joint custody.

Luckily our situation is pretty easy going, but until we started using the "My Turn Your Turn" website, it was difficult to remember when it was my turn and when it was his turn. Now we document all future visits in the calendar section and keep track as we go along. Also being young parents, we really like the parenting tips, inspirational quotes and articles that they share. The site gives me support and encouragement when I need it. I also love hearing that other parents are going through similar trials and tribulations with their kids.

Overall, we had a great co-parenting relationship but the "my turn your turn" just makes it that much better.

Jennifer, Divorced Mother of two

Tips For You

Memories fade fast so be sure to journal daily and categorize your entries so it is easy to find previous entries quickly. For example, if you would like to review all entries from dates your co-parent had visitation, you may want to categorize those entries as "Visitation" so searching for those entries later will be easy to do.

Document visitation no shows and change order requests through the My Turn Your Turn calendar. We understand that managing a family's schedule is challenging, let the calendar work for you. It only takes a few minutes to enter important dates and will improve communication with your co-parent.

Use your journal to post inspiring quotes, spiritual moments or daily gratitude that you can easily access when you are feeling overwhelmed. Being a parent is one of the greatest gifts to mankind and the most important job you will ever have, seek positivity when times get tough and let the online journal help you channel that emotion you are feeling.