Being a parent is the most difficult, and most important, job in the world. The CAC seeks to empower parents and caregivers to do the job well. The following links are provided as a tool that caregivers may use for education and information:
- Parents Anonymous (a site dedicated to strengthening families around the world)
- Backwoods Mom (an entertaining and educational blog by an Alaskan foster mom)
- Alaska Children's Trust (a site provided by the State of Alaska, to prevent child abuse)
- Center for Parenting Education (a clearinghouse of information to help parents)
- Indian Child Welfare Act (a printable informational brochure for families)
- ACE Study (Information about Adverse Childhood Experiences)
- Alaska Family Services (A comprehensive array of services for women, children, and families in need, based in Palmer, AK)
- loveirespect (Do you think your teen is in unhealthy relationship? This site will provide you with information about how you can help your child, and talk about healthy relationships)
- childhelp (a wealth of parenting/caregiver and professional resources. Available also is a 24 hotline staffed with professional counselors for children, teens, and adults that are at risk for abuse themselves or suspect abuse might be occurring)
- National Center on Sexual Behavior of Youth (a resource for parents of children experiencing sexual behavior problems, offering reassurance, guidance and hope during a time of uncertainty)
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network (in support of Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, the National Child
Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is providing resources for families,
teens, educators, clinicians, mental health professionals, and law
enforcement personnel on how to recognize, deal with, and prevent
- Alaska Center for Resource Family (provide support and training to all of Alaska’s
resource families (foster, adoptive, relative caretakers and
guardianship families) in order to strengthen them and enhance current
skills, while developing new ones.
Safe/Unsafe Touch School Presentations
Our staff currently offers the Safe/Unsafe Touch curriculum to K-3rd students in the Copper River School District, and Mentasta Lake Katie John school from Gateway School District.
This curriculum aims to teach young children to distinguish between safe touches and inappropriate ones. Children also learn that their bodies belong to them, what to do and say if they are touched in an inappropriate way, and to tell an adult. Students bring home an activity book so that parents and caregivers have the opportunity to talk about the concepts with their children.
Caregivers are always encouraged to attend the presentation!
Please click on the links below for a detailed outline of the curriculum, including a brief power point slide presentation.
My Body Belongs to Me Outline
My Body Belongs to Me Power Point
Following are few titles of helpful parenting books.
No- Why Kids of All Ages Need to Hear It and Ways Parents Can Say It by David Walsh, PhD
It is harder than ever to say "No" to kids, in a time where kids live with immediate gratification and a sense of "entitlement". In a readable, warmhearted, and entertaining way, Dr. Walsh offers intelligent and practical advice to parents, covering every childhood stage from birth through the teen age years, including a chapter on Special Needs Children.
What's Going on In There? How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life
by Lise Elliot
Brilliantly blending cutting-edge science with a mother’s wisdom and
insight, What’s Going On in There? is an invaluable contribution to the
nature versus nurture debate—and shows parents and caregivers the
innumerable ways in which they can actually help their children grow
The 10 Lies You Learn Growing Up With Domestic Violence And The Truth To Set You Free by Brian F. Martin
This book seeks to change the lack of awareness and understanding with a look at this important issue, informing, and inspiring anyone who grew up living with domestic violence, and those who love them, work with them, teach them and mentor them.
Social Media, Cyberbullying and Internet Safety Presentation for Middle School and High School
This Power Point presentation aims to provide students with overall information on how to navigate the internet safely. Topics covered will include social media, cyberbullying, digital abuse as well as resources for students and parents.
To view the presentation, click on the image below. And if you have any questions, comments or suggestions please don't hesitate to contact us.