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    links

    The following links are frequently updated and listed here to provide you with additional online mental health care information. The following is not meant to be a comprehensive list, nor is it an endorsement of the content of the sites.

    crisis

    Local

    1. Careline: 1-877-266-4357 Alaska’s statewide hotline is staffed by Alaskans for Alaskans from 6 to 11 p.m. weekdays, and overnights on Friday and Saturday
    2. Providence Crisis Line 563-3200 provides 24-hour mental health emergency counseling

    National

    1. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
    2. Trevor Lifeline 1-866-488-7386 saving young LGBTQ lives

    child development

    Local

    1. Early Intervention Services Center with the Anchorage School District
    2. Program for Infants and Children promotes the growth and development of young children who experience developmental delays by supporting and strengthening parents
    3. Thread provides childcare and early education resources

    National

    1. American Academy of Pediatrics parenting website
    2. A Mighty Girl the world’s largest collection of books, toys and movies for smart, confident, and courageous girls
    3. CDC’s Developmental Milestones
    4. Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens
    5. Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child resource library
    6. Strengthening Families is a research-informed approach to increase family strengths, enhance child development, and reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect
    7. Zero to Three

    general mental health

    1. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry resources for parents
    2. Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders
    3. Kids Health is a health education resource on a variety of topics for parents, kids, and teens

    teens

    Local

    1. Alaska Seeds of Change supports positive youth development and vocational training through the operation of a local greenhouse
    2. RAISE provides vocational opportunities for Alaska Native and American Indian youth 14 – 19 years-old
    3. CITC Youth Employment Program provides paid internship opportunities for Alaska Native and American Indian youth ages 14 – 24 years

    National

    1. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine resources for parents
    2. TeenHelp.com was developed for parents of teens as well as teens going through common adolescent development issues
    3. Youth Thrive is a research-informed framework on youth wellbeing
    4. Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the teaching of people’s history in middle and high school classrooms across the country

    trauma

    Local

    1. Alaska CARES is a multidisciplinary child advocacy center in Anchorage that helps children who have experienced abuse
    2. Alaska Children’s Alliance promotes a culturally appropriate multidisciplinary response to child maltreatment throughout Alaska
    3. Alaska Network on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
    4. Alaska Office of Victims’ Rights
    5. STAR Alaska

    National

    1. National Child Traumatic Stress Network