Child & Family Services

Child and Family Services is dedicated to promoting safe, secure and healthy families who nurture future generations by learning new skills that improve relationships and establish healthy behavioral practices.

We help families recover from and/or prevent abuse, neglect and domestic violence through case management, teaching and mentoring services, and by establishing connections with related services and resources within the community.

Contact
phone: (907) 793-3132
fax: (907) 793-3173

Crisis Support

Through parenting and life skills development, the Luqu Kenu crisis support program assists families in crisis in improving their immediate situations, and assists in safely and quickly reunifying those who have had children placed in the foster care system.

Family Contact

Provides opportunities for children in foster care to spend time with their birth parents to help children cope with the separation, while helping parents learn and practice skills in a structured setting to restore relationships with their children.

Family Skills Development

Equips the children and families of Alaska to maintain their ability to live in safe and nurturing environments. Through this program, CITC’s Child and Family Services Department operates home-based programs that are family-centered, strengths-based, solution-focused, and trauma-informed.

Fathers' Journeys

Fathers’ Journeys equips parents with a variety of the social, financial, parenting, and life skills needed to strengthen their roles in providing for the needs and well-being of their families.

Foster Family Liaison

The Foster Family Liaison provides culturally appropriate support for Alaska Native and American Indian foster families, and assists them in being successful foster parents and establishing good communication between the protective service system and foster parents/children within the system.

Home-Based Programs

CITC's home-based programs provide family support, education, and child development guidance in the home through visits with mentors and/or case workers. CITC offers two home-based programs: Flourishing Child and Ch'anik'en.

Intensive Family Preservation

Provides individual and family therapy, case management and skill development to families in crisis. The goal is to achieve permanency planning for families while promoting child safety, permanency, cultural continuity and overall well-being.

Kindergarten Preparedness

La'a Kenu, "Learning Our Way," prepares families and children for kindergarten through a variety of activities and support for parents.