If you’re a parent in crisis, we’re here to help. We can’t give you legal advice, but we can assist you as you try to adjust to your “new normal.” Call or text (575) 519-4843 , and we’ll help you locate resources in your area. Calls are usually returned within 24 hours. We can help you find legal assistance, mental health counseling, as well as other services that you’ll need during this stressful time. Whether your child has been removed by CPS, abducted by the other parent, or custody was changed by court-order, you don’t want to go through this alone. All calls, texts, and emails are confidential. We don’t keep any records that could be accessed by an attorney for use in a court action. Be sure to look at our Resources Page for verified sources of assistance.
COMING SOON: PLAN™ is developing a Facebook group where members can come for support and assistance finding local resources. Moderators will be trained by PLAN’s board as Online Crisis Navigators™ who can help guide parents in crisis along the difficult path ahead.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE. VOLUNTEER WITH US
PLAN™ is currently seeking volunteers to assist with the development of an Online Crisis Navigator™ course. Volunteers will be asked to participate in a six-week training program then assist parents in crisis via our crisis forum for a minimum of two hours a month for one year. After six months of satisfactory service, volunteers will receive a professional letter of recommendation signed by the Board, suitable for an employment reference. The six-week course will focus on understanding the legal system, the family court system, recognizing and reporting suspected abuse, and identifying someone with an immediate mental health crisis. After completing the course, the volunteer Online Crisis Navigator™ will be able to explain the court process to parents in crisis, as well as offer them support and comfort.
Our ideal candidates is post crisis themselves, able to use social media and basic forums, and willing to get involved to help parents who are facing the hard realities of having a child removed from their custody. If you’re interested, please contact the Executive Director at PLAN.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Parent League and Advocacy Network (PLAN™) is an Unincorporated Association registered in Wisconsin. Our mission is to support parents in crisis through advocacy and education. We support Civil Gideon, or the right to court-appointed counsel, in all cases where child custody is an issue, whether in a divorce proceeding or because of the actions of a social services agency. When asked how we propose to pay for such a program, we point out the obvious. How are we paying for unrepresented parents in custody disputes now? Family crisis takes it’s toll on society in more than just dollars. It exacts a high price in human suffering. We pay for it with dead parents, children, lawyers, law enforcement officers, and court officials. Parents who are represented are less likely to feel they have been abandoned by the system they have been taught to believe is just.
PLAN will be applying for 501(c)(3) status in 2019. It’s our hope to effective advocates for parents in crisis by educating the community, the courts, and state and federal legislatures on the benefits of Civil Gideon for parents in crisis. Additionally, PLAN will work with an extensive network of mental health professionals and community-based programs to provide a reliable and accurate database of resources for parents and families.