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Parenting Tips from the Alaska Children's Trust

  • Listen, talk and play with your child.
  • Be warm, loving and responsive.
  • Be a role model for respectful behavior and values you believe in.
  • Listen to your child without judging what you hear.
  • Establish rituals and routines.
  • Encourage your child to keep trying when he or she fails.
  • Set goals and celebrate accomplishments.
  • Set boundaries that are appropriate for your child.
  • Never leave your child alone or unattended.
  • Get to know the people in your child's life; coaches, relatives, friends, babysitters, ministers.
  • Monitor your child's internet use.
  • Choose quality day care and stay involved.
  • Be selective in your child's television watching.
  • Take care of yourself.
  • Enjoy your child and have fun together!

General Web-Based Resources

School Districts
Check with the counselor at your local school. They may offer parenting classes. Get school district calendars in Superior Court Locations.

ANCHORAGE

Accord Alaska Dispute Resolution Services

Classes: Between Two Homes (TM) Co-Parenting: Workshops I & II and Co-Parenting with a High Conflict Partner: Workshop III
Focus: Workshop I is focused on issues that come up between adults during separation/divorce/custody; Workshop II is child centered and Workshop I II is solely dedicated to understanding and managing a family member or ex-partner with a possible high conflict personality.
Class Description: Workshops I & II utilize the Between Two Homes workbook/curriculum to guide parents with an understanding about the family court process, managing emotions, negotiating divorce and custody agreements, how children process the divorce/separation, parental alienation and more. Workshop III is solely focused on understanding why some people are more difficult than others, what can be done to manage the divorce/separation/custody process with someone who may have a high conflict personality (HCP) and what skills work best when communicating with a HCP.
Classes Include: The Between Two Homes (TM) book, and materials from the 'New Ways For Families (TM)' workbooks and other publications from The High Conflict Institute in San Diego, CA. Snacks provided. Participants will have email access to the instructor for future questions.
Class Schedule: Workshops I & II start January 6, 2018 and then every other Saturday; Workshop III starts January 13, 2018 and then every other Saturday. View more specific information about the workshop schedule at www.accordalaska.com under the Between Two Homes and Registration tabs or call/text 907-980-8949. Class sizes are limited-check the registration tab to learn more about seat availability.
Cost:$40.00 for each workshop includes materials and snacks.
Contact: Angela Hamann at accordalaska.com or 907-980-8949

Akeela

Classes: Strengthening Families (Must be enrolled in substance abuse treatment program to attend.)
Focus: Parents with children ages 6 through 11 years.
Class Description: The Strengthening Families program is designed to:
1. Decrease alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, and discourage intentions to use.
2. Decrease emotional, behavioral and social problems in school.
3. Improve communication and academic skills.
4. Improve parenting skills and the family environment.
5. Increase children's ability to cope.
6. Provide information to parents about alternative ways to increase positive interactions with their children.

Program begins with family dinner, then 1 hour of separate sessions for kids & adults and 1 hour together for fun and activities. Child care is provided for younger children.

Class Schedule: A 14 week program for the entire family offered throughout the year.
Cost: $135.00 for the entire family for 14 weeks. Scholarships are available for families who cannot afford to attend.
Contact: 907-565-1200

Alaska Christian Ministries

Classes:Practical Positive Parenting, Building Foundations for Strong Families
Focus: Parents with children of all ages.
Class Description: 7 weekly workshops designed to strengthen the foundations of family life. Each workshop begins with a family meal. Then the children and teens will go to age appropriate activities designed to strengthen character and complement the topic parents are discussing. Parents meet together for a group study one of the following topics: Child Development; Character Development and Positive Self-Esteem; Communication Challenges; Family Communication; Improving Behavior; Positive Discipline; and Challenging Behaviors. After the study, parents discuss in small groups with other parents of similar age children how to implement in their families the principles they have learned. Child care is provided for younger children.
Class Schedule: Please call or email for schedule.
Cost: $35.00 for the entire family for 7 weeks.
Contact: 907-272-8760 or e-mail EStarAK@aol.com

Alaska Youth and Family Network (AYFN)

Parent Support Group
Description: Gather together with other parents to discuss the joys and frustrations of parenting families with behavioral, emotional, and developmentally challenged children. As a support group, we talk about a variety of issues, educate ourselves on resources and parenting skills, and connect with others like ourselves.
When:Fridays, weekly 6-8pm
To make the maze of family schedules just a bit more easy, Parent Groups are held at the same time as Youth Groups, and childcare is provided.
Contact: For more information, please contact us at (907) 770-4979.

Cook Inlet Tribal Council

Classes: Fathers Journeys Fatherhood Support Program
Focus: Fathers Journeys Fatherhood Support Program: this program will promote responsible parenting that is aimed at improving the quality of father /child interaction.
Class Description: Fathers Journeys Fatherhood Support Program: This program is to equip fathers who are facing economic challenges or involvement in the child protection system with social, parenting, financial, and life skills that will enhance their effectiveness as parents and will improve the well-being for their families.
Class Schedule: Fathers Journeys Fatherhood Support Program: 13 week education group.
Cost: Call Cook Inlet Tribal Council for details and registration.
Contact: Fathers Journeys Fatherhood Support Program, 907-793-3157.

Creative Solutions for Families

Classes: Co-Parenting – "Divorce ends the marriage – not the family unit. Working together for our children."
Focus: Help parents navigate through this time with co-parenting skills that help maintain the family unit and decrease unnecessary burden and stress on the children.
Class Description: Classes use curriculum from Children in Between (CIB) and After the Storm (ATS), both developed by the Center for Divorce Education and endorsed nationally by attorneys, judges, psychologists, mediators, and teachers. CIB focuses on educating parents on the effects of divorce on the children. ATS was developed for parents with high conflict, whether married, divorced, or never married. Benefits for parents are learning anger management strategies and developing sensitivities to the effects of their conflict on their children.
Classes Include written materials; Attendees will leave with a list of ideas to apply to their personal situation to make co-parenting more effective; Attendees also receive 1 hour (per family) of post-class Parenting Mediation or Co-Parenting Coaching services to be used within 60 days of attending the course.
Class Schedule: Classes in Anchorage, Eagle River, Mat-Su, Kenai, Fairbanks, and Sitka.
Contact Creative Solutions for current scheduling (907) 622-9452 or visit our web site at www.CreativeSolutionsForFamilies.com.
Cost: $150 per person for single 3-4 hour class.
*Longer, more extensive classes are available upon request based on individual need.
Contact: 907-622-9452; CreativeSolutionsForFamilies@gmail.com

Providence Hospital

Classes: Parenting with Providence
Focus: New Parents and parents of young children who need to understand early childhood development.
Class Description: Classes focus on the care & development of Infants& Toddlers and Discipline for 5-10 year olds.
Class Schedule: Ongoing. Check online for the schedule.
Cost: Varies with the classes taken. Scholarships are available for all classes.
Contact: https://alaska.providence.org/services/m/maternity/classes-and-resources/parenting or 907-212-8474

The Salvation Army, Booth Memorial Youth and Family Services

Classes: 1. Parenting for Toddler, 2. Caring for Your Infant
Focus: Parents of toddlers & infants & Pregnant women and fathers to be.
Class Description: Parenting for Toddler classes: Growth and Development, Safety Issues, Communication with Toddlers, Positive Discipline, Stress in Parenting and Anger management Caring for Your Infant Classes: Growth and Development, Stimulating Your Baby's Learning, Discipline Starts Early, Infant Health and Nutrition, Safety Issues, Selecting Child-care and Stress in Parenting.
Class Schedule: Series (Toddler - 5 classes, Infant- 6 classes) are offered throughout the year Monday evenings, 6 to 7:30pm.
Cost: Cost is on a sliding fee scale. For example if the children are on Denali Kid Care the cost is $5.00 for all the classes. The range is $1.00 to $10.00/class.
Contact: Family Services office, Joyce Guest, at 907-375-3515, joyce_guest@usw.salvationarmy.org

Stone Soup Group

Classes: A variety of classes and programs that provide support and assistance to families caring for children with special needs.
Focus: Children with special needs.
Class Description: Classes are developed to provide training and support for families with special needs children.
Class Schedule: Contact Stone Soup Group for current/upcoming class schedule and to register.
Cost: Free. Childcare is provided with advanced notice.
Contact: www.stonesoupgroup.org or 907-561-3701 for class schedules, registration, and for additional information. Trainings are held at: 307 E Northern Lights, Suite 100

thread

Focus: Families and child care providers.
Description: thread staffs a warm-line for families and child care providers, with an early Childhood Development Specialist who can provide individualized child development information, discipline suggestions, or other appropriate supports. The warm-line is a support line around parenting choices and child development issues; they do not provide ongoing counseling: however they will provide referrals to other appropriate agencies if callers are in the midst of a crisis or need more comprehensive social service assistance.
Contact: 907-265-3100 or email info@threadalaska.org. Monday Friday, 9:00 - 5:00

Volunteers of America

Classes: No Empty Nest
Focus: Support group for grandparents raising grandchildren.
Class Description: A group atmosphere that allows grandparents to share their stories, joys, struggles, successes, ideas, and support one another through both the easy and the hard times.
Class Schedule: Varies. Please contact Volunteers of America for current/upcoming class schedule and to register.
Cost: Free. Supervised children's meeting with activities and games are offered during this time.
Contact: www.voaak.org or (888) 522-9866 for additional information and to sign up for Grands' Breakfast
Location: 1675 C Street, Ste. 201 in Anchorage

BETHEL

Tundra Women's Coalition (TWC)
No classes offered at the time of publication (June 2008)
Contact: 907- 543-3444

BRISTOL BAY REGION

BBNA Social Services
No classes offered at the time of publication (June 2008)
Contact: 907- 842-4139

CORDOVA

Cordova Family Resource Center (CFRC)

Classes: Group and individual sessions.
Class Schedule: No set schedule call the center for details about registration.
Cost: Free
Contact: 907-424-5674
Location: 705 2nd Street

DELTA JUNCTION

Public Health Office

Class Description: Group and individual sessions.
Class Schedule: No set schedule call the center for details about registration.
Cost: Free
Contact: 907-895-4292
Location: 2857 Alaska Hwy, Room #210 (Jarvis Center)

EAGLE RIVER

Creative Solutions for Families

Classes: Co-Parenting – "Divorce ends the marriage – not the family unit. Working together for our children."
Focus: Help parents navigate through this time with co-parenting skills that help maintain the family unit and decrease unnecessary burden and stress on the children.
Class Description: Classes use curriculum from Children in Between (CIB) and After the Storm (ATS), both developed by the Center for Divorce Education and endorsed nationally by attorneys, judges, psychologists, mediators, and teachers. CIB focuses on educating parents on the effects of divorce on the children. ATS was developed for parents with high conflict, whether married, divorced, or never married. Benefits for parents are learning anger management strategies and developing sensitivities to the effects of their conflict on their children.
Classes Include written materials; Attendees will leave with a list of ideas to apply to their personal situation to make co-parenting more effective; Attendees also receive 1 hour (per family) of post-class Parenting Mediation or Co-Parenting Coaching services to be used within 60 days of attending the course.
Class Schedule: Classes in Anchorage, Eagle River, Mat-Su, Kenai, Fairbanks, and Sitka.
Contact Creative Solutions for current scheduling (907) 622-9452 or visit our web site at www.CreativeSolutionsForFamilies.com.
Cost: $150 per person for single 3-4 hour class.
*Longer, more extensive classes are available upon request based on individual need.
Contact: 907-622-9452; CreativeSolutionsForFamilies@gmail.com

EMMONAK

Emmonak Women's Shelter (EWS)

Classes: Parenting classes are offered as a part of the weekly Women's Support Group.
Focus: Healthy parenting lessons for parents of children of all ages.
Class Description: A variety of alternating topics including: Sexual Abuse A Threat to our Children; Family Violence when there's Trouble at Home; Reporting Child Abuse Its Everyone's Responsibility; You Can Prevent Child Abuse; A Parents Guide to Children's Problems.
Class Schedule: Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Contact: 907-949-1443; P.O. Box 207, Emmonak, AK 99581
Location: Delta Street

FAIRBANKS

Creative Solutions for Families

Classes: Co-Parenting – "Divorce ends the marriage – not the family unit. Working together for our children."
Focus: Help parents navigate through this time with co-parenting skills that help maintain the family unit and decrease unnecessary burden and stress on the children.
Class Description: Classes use curriculum from Children in Between (CIB) and After the Storm (ATS), both developed by the Center for Divorce Education and endorsed nationally by attorneys, judges, psychologists, mediators, and teachers. CIB focuses on educating parents on the effects of divorce on the children. ATS was developed for parents with high conflict, whether married, divorced, or never married. Benefits for parents are learning anger management strategies and developing sensitivities to the effects of their conflict on their children.
Classes Include written materials; Attendees will leave with a list of ideas to apply to their personal situation to make co-parenting more effective; Attendees also receive 1 hour (per family) of post-class Parenting Mediation or Co-Parenting Coaching services to be used within 60 days of attending the course.
Class Schedule: Classes in Anchorage, Eagle River, Mat-Su, Kenai, Fairbanks, and Sitka.
Contact Creative Solutions for current scheduling (907) 622-9452 or visit our web site at www.CreativeSolutionsForFamilies.com.
Cost: $150 per person for single 3-4 hour class.
*Longer, more extensive classes are available upon request based on individual need.
Contact: 907-622-9452; CreativeSolutionsForFamilies@gmail.com

Resource Center for Parents and Children (RCPC)

Classes: 1) Cuddle Cure; 2) Positive Parenting; 3) Parenting on Thursdays.
Focus: Cuddle Cure: How to best deal with crying babies. Positive Parenting: General parenting skills. Topics vary, call for current class topic(s). Parenting on Thursdays: Identify strategies for being a successful single parent and explore ways to ensure that you and your child(ren)s needs are met.
Class Description: Cuddle Cure: recommended for pregnant women, couples, grandparents, or anyone who has an interest in the well being of infants, birth to 3 months of age. Positive Parenting: Designed to help great parents become even greater parents. Parenting on Thursdays: General parenting support group relaxed setting; stay for the whole session or just a few minutes. We have Story-time the second Thursday of each month for the kids.
Class Schedule: Cuddle Cure: Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m., or Saturday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Positive Parenting: Thursdays 6-7:30 p.m.; Parenting on Thursdays: Thursdays from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. through May 8, 2008.
Cost: Cuddle Cure: $30 per couple participants receive a Parent Kit (a baby bag with a blanket, The Happiest Baby on the Block DVD and a soothing sounds CD). Positive Parenting: $10 per person or $15 per couple. Limited child care is provided. Scholarships are available.
Contact: To pre-register call 907-456-2866 or e-mail parentline@rcpcfairbanks.org ; www.rcpcfairbanks.org.
Location: 726 26th Ave., Suite 2

HEALY

Railbelt Mental Health

Class Description: Individual sessions only.
Contact: 907- 683-2743
Location: Dry Creek Road

JUNEAU

Positive Indian Parenting, Tlingit and Haida Tribal Family & Youth Services

Class Description: Positive Indian Parenting is an 8-week class designed for all American Indian / Alaska Native parents. The class provides a brief, practical, culturally specific training program to explore the values and attitudes expressed in traditional Native American child-rearing practices and then to apply those values to modern skills in parenting. Dinner is provided and door prize drawings will be held on the last day of class!
Class Schedule: Next session will start in January, call for date and time.
Cost:Free
Contact: (907) 463-7360
Location: Andrew Hope Building, 2nd floor conference room, 320 W. Willoughby Ave. Juneau

KENAI / SOLDOTNA

Creative Solutions for Families

Classes: Co-Parenting – "Divorce ends the marriage – not the family unit. Working together for our children."
Focus: Help parents navigate through this time with co-parenting skills that help maintain the family unit and decrease unnecessary burden and stress on the children.
Class Description: Classes use curriculum from Children in Between (CIB) and After the Storm (ATS), both developed by the Center for Divorce Education and endorsed nationally by attorneys, judges, psychologists, mediators, and teachers. CIB focuses on educating parents on the effects of divorce on the children. ATS was developed for parents with high conflict, whether married, divorced, or never married. Benefits for parents are learning anger management strategies and developing sensitivities to the effects of their conflict on their children.
Classes Include written materials; Attendees will leave with a list of ideas to apply to their personal situation to make co-parenting more effective; Attendees also receive 1 hour (per family) of post-class Parenting Mediation or Co-Parenting Coaching services to be used within 60 days of attending the course.
Class Schedule: Classes in Anchorage, Eagle River, Mat-Su, Kenai, Fairbanks, and Sitka.
Contact Creative Solutions for current scheduling (907) 622-9452 or visit our web site at www.CreativeSolutionsForFamilies.com.
Cost: $150 per person for single 3-4 hour class.
*Longer, more extensive classes are available upon request based on individual need.
Contact: 907-622-9452; CreativeSolutionsForFamilies@gmail.com

Lee Shore Center

Focus: For women only.
Class Schedule: Tuesdays and Fridays1-3 pm
Cost: $5 per class - scholarships are available.
Contact: 907- 283-9479
Location: 325 Spruce Street

Kenai Peninsula Community Care Center

Classes: 1) Active Parenting of Teens; 2) Active Parenting Today; 3) Cooperative Parenting and Divorce.
Focus: Active Parenting of Teens: Parents of teens or pre-teens. Active Parenting Today: Parents of children 2-12; Cooperative Parenting and Divorce: Single parents who are co-parenting, divorced or divorcing parents, step parents, and grandparents.
Class Description: Active Parenting of Teens, and Active Parenting Today: Both courses are video based programs which include, scenarios relevant to teen/parenting issues, group discussion and support, practical ideas for raising teens in today's world, relationship development between parent and teen/child, alcohol, substance abuse and sexual behavior (teens), and helping your child develop high self-esteem; Cooperative Parenting and Divorce: This video based, interactive group format is designed to provide information to parents who are looking for ways to make their divorce or separation as healthy as possible for their children. How to shift from exes to co-parents and create a more relaxed home atmosphere.
Class Schedule: Contact the KPCCC for schedule and registration information.
Cost: Active Parenting Classes are Free; Cooperative Parenting is $20 to purchase course book.
Contact: 907-283-7635
Location: 320 South Spruce St. Kenai, AK 99611

Parenting with Love & Limits (PLL) at PCHS (Peninsula Community Health Services)

Classes: Parenting with Love & Limits (PLL)
Focus: For all families with youth ages 10 - 17 who exhibit chronic emotional or behavioral red flags.
Class Description: A unique, evidence-based method with a combination of parenting class and family coaching. The classes teach specific skills to stop difficult behaviors, repair the parent-child relationship, stop disrespect, create effective limits, and improve communication in the home; the family coaching sessions help your family customize and apply the information for your specific family situation.
Class Schedule: 8 week series, new groups start every few weeks, call for more information.
Cost: Available at no out-of-pocket cost for most families, sliding scale may be available for others. Call for more information.
Contact: PLL Case Manager 260-5011 or parenting@pchsak.org; Organization: Peninsula Community Health Services 260-3691

KODIAK

Parenting with Love & Limits (PLL) at KANA (Kodiak Area Native Association)

Classes: Parenting with Love & Limits (PLL)
Focus: For all families with youth ages 10 - 17 who exhibit chronic emotional or behavioral red flags.
Class Description: Brief, strategic family therapy teaches specific skills to stop difficult behaviors, repair the parent-child relationship, stop disrespect, create effective limits, and improve communication in the home.
Class Schedule: Offered on a cyclical basis all year - call us for more information.
Cost: Available at no out-of-pocket cost to all Kodiak families.
Contact: PLL Case Manager 486-9811; Organization: Kodiak Area Native Association 486-9800; Kodiak Area Native Association

NOME

Nome Community Center

Classes: No Classes Offered At This Time but planning to offer in a few months (Feb. 2013)
Contact: 907- 443-5259

PALMER

Alaska Family Services

Class Description: Active Parenting Now: Video-based program teaches parents the skills needed to develop courage, responsibility and character in their children. Also demonstrates effective communication and nonviolent discipline techniques.
Class Schedule: 6-week classes held Wednesdays; 12:30 - 2:00 and 6:00 - 7:30.
Cost: $25
Contact: Call 907-746-4080 for info and registration. www.akafs.org
Location: 1825 S. Chugach Street, Palmer, AK 99645

Creative Solutions for Families

Classes: Co-Parenting – "Divorce ends the marriage – not the family unit. Working together for our children."
Focus: Help parents navigate through this time with co-parenting skills that help maintain the family unit and decrease unnecessary burden and stress on the children.
Class Description: Classes use curriculum from Children in Between (CIB) and After the Storm (ATS), both developed by the Center for Divorce Education and endorsed nationally by attorneys, judges, psychologists, mediators, and teachers. CIB focuses on educating parents on the effects of divorce on the children. ATS was developed for parents with high conflict, whether married, divorced, or never married. Benefits for parents are learning anger management strategies and developing sensitivities to the effects of their conflict on their children.
Classes Include written materials; Attendees will leave with a list of ideas to apply to their personal situation to make co-parenting more effective; Attendees also receive 1 hour (per family) of post-class Parenting Mediation or Co-Parenting Coaching services to be used within 60 days of attending the course.
Class Schedule: Classes in Anchorage, Eagle River, Mat-Su, Kenai, Fairbanks, and Sitka.
Contact Creative Solutions for current scheduling (907) 622-9452 or visit our web site at www.CreativeSolutionsForFamilies.com.
Cost: $150 per person for single 3-4 hour class.
*Longer, more extensive classes are available upon request based on individual need.
Contact: 907-622-9452; CreativeSolutionsForFamilies@gmail.com

SELDOVIA

Seldovia Village Tribes Health Program

Class Schedule: Call for class schedule. Childcare provided.
Cost: Free
Contact: 907- 234-7898
Location: 206 Main St.

SEWARD

Sea View Community Services; Family Support Services (SCS)

Classes: Active Parenting Curriculum
Focus: Active Parenting of Teens: Parents of teens or pre-teens. Active Parenting Today: Parents of children 2-12.
Class Description: Active Parenting of Teens, and Active Parenting Today: Both courses are video based programs which include, scenarios relevant to teen/parenting issues, group discussion and support, practical ideas for raising teens in today's world, relationship development between parent and teen/child, alcohol, substance abuse and sexual behavior (teens), and helping your child develop high self-esteem.
Class Schedule: Contact SCS for schedule and registration information.
Cost: Free
Contact: 907- 224-5257
Location: 302 Railway Avenue

SITKA

Creative Solutions for Families

Classes: Co-Parenting – "Divorce ends the marriage – not the family unit. Working together for our children."
Focus: Help parents navigate through this time with co-parenting skills that help maintain the family unit and decrease unnecessary burden and stress on the children.
Class Description: Classes use curriculum from Children in Between (CIB) and After the Storm (ATS), both developed by the Center for Divorce Education and endorsed nationally by attorneys, judges, psychologists, mediators, and teachers. CIB focuses on educating parents on the effects of divorce on the children. ATS was developed for parents with high conflict, whether married, divorced, or never married. Benefits for parents are learning anger management strategies and developing sensitivities to the effects of their conflict on their children.
Classes Include written materials; Attendees will leave with a list of ideas to apply to their personal situation to make co-parenting more effective; Attendees also receive 1 hour (per family) of post-class Parenting Mediation or Co-Parenting Coaching services to be used within 60 days of attending the course.
Class Schedule: Classes in Anchorage, Eagle River, Mat-Su, Kenai, Fairbanks, and Sitka.
Contact Creative Solutions for current scheduling (907) 622-9452 or visit our web site at www.CreativeSolutionsForFamilies.com.
Cost: $150 per person for single 3-4 hour class.
*Longer, more extensive classes are available upon request based on individual need.
Contact: 907-622-9452; CreativeSolutionsForFamilies@gmail.com

Sitka Counseling & Prevention Services, Inc.

No Classes Offered At This Time (June 2008)
Contact: 907- 747-8994

TOK

Tok Area Counseling Center

Class Description: Individual sessions only
Contact: 907- 883-5106
Location: W 1st St # 8

UNALASKA

Unalaskans Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence (USAFV)

Classes: No scheduled parenting classes. Books and other educational materials available at the center.
Contact: 907- 581-1500
Location: W. Broadway Unalaska, AK 99685

UTQIAGVIK

Arctic Women-in-Crisis (AWIC)

Classes: Nurturing Parenting Curriculum
Focus: Nurturing Parenting is a process that involves: having the right attitude to want to try a new behavior; having the right knowledge to be able to understand the importance of a new behavior; and having the right skills to be able to do the new behavior.
Class Description: 15 sessions divided into 3 sections; Section 1: Parents learn how to incorporate nurturing parenting into their families; Section 2: Parents embark on a journey of self-discovery and complete self-growth exercises; Section 3: Parents practice their new skills, knowledge and attitudes and review homework assignments.
Class Schedule: Men & Women Tuesday 12 1 p.m. at 5200 Karluk (upstairs); Women only on Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:30 2:30 p.m. at AWIC.
Cost: Free
Contact: 907-852-0261 Surrounding communities are able to call in: Anaktuvak Pass, Atqasuk, Kaktovik, Nuiqsut, Point Hope, Point Lay, and Wainwright.

VALDEZ

Valdez Counseling Center Providence Hospital

Classes: Love and Logic
Class Description: This unique approach unlocks the secrets of successful parenting. Participants will learn the specific "how-to's" of successful parenting.
Class Schedule: 6 week class for 1.5 hours each week. Call for class schedule and registration information.
Cost: $45.00 scholarship available with donation of $10 for workbook.
Contact: 907- 835-2838
Location: 911 Meals Avenue Valdez, AK 99686

WASILLA

Alaska Family Services

Classes: Classes are offered through Alaska Family Services in Palmer
Class Description: Active Parenting Now: Video-based program teaches parents the skills needed to develop courage, responsibility and character in their children. Also demonstrates effective communication and nonviolent discipline techniques.
Class Schedule: 6-week classes held Wednesdays; 12:30 - 2:00 and 6:00 - 7:30.
Cost: $25
Contact: Call 907-746-4080 for info and registration. www.akafs.org
Location: Classes conducted in Palmer at 1825 S. Chugach St., Palmer, AK

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