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:

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.

The Whole Brain Child by Daniel Siegel
Your toddler throws a tantrum in the middle of a store. Your preschooler refuses to get dressed. Your fifth-grader sulks on the bench instead of playing on the field. Do children conspire to make their parents’ lives endlessly challenging? No-it’s just their developing brain calling the shots!

Children's literature on child abuse prevention.  These books, and many other resources are available at our CAC at no cost.



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