Parenting Assistance Line

First Lady Patsy Riley is advocating the fight against child abuse.

The University of Alabama and the Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention have also partnered up with the first lady in this cause.

Child abuse costs taxpayers over $500 million dollars each year.

Thanks to the Parenting Assistance Line, that number is decreasing.

PAL is a toll-free number that parents can call for advice on parenting.

It is also a method by which parents can vent their frustration.

For more information, call 1-800-692-3030 or visit .