Copper River Basin Child Advocacy Center
PO Box 103
Gakona,  AK 99586
907 822 3733 phone
1 866 815 0626 fax


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Resources for Parents

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:

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





Great Reads

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 better brains."

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.




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