WISH Family Service Program provides comprehensive parent education services in the community of Ketchikan.

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Family Services works in partnership with State of Alaska, Office of Children’s Services (OCS), Community Connections, Inc., and Ketchikan Indian Community as needed.

For more information please contact Family Services Manager, Leah Canfield at (907) 228-4088 or leah.c@wishak.org.


Foster Parent Pizza Night

every first Friday of the month

6:00-7:00 PM

RSVP

for child care

Contact Leah Canfield at 907-228-4088

Monday-Friday

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Positive Discipline Parenting Class

The parenting class uses the Positive Discipline curriculum, and is a seven week class that is held every Thursday from 5:30-7:30 pm. You can start the class any time and will get a certificate of completion after attending 7 classes. The class is for parents or caregivers of children ages 0-18. Parents will earn long-term parenting skills that will encourage their children to think for themselves, become more responsible, and have a greater respect for themselves and others. The teachings of Positive Discipline are filled with non-punitive, respectful methods that will incorporate kindness and firmness into parenting, help parents get to the core of their child's misbehavior, bring more joy into the home, and give parents a sense of accomplishment. 

For more information contact:

Chessa Skillo at chessa.s@wishak.org or 907 228-4161.

Leah Canfield at 907-228-4088

Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

##Every Thursday at 5:30-7:30 PM


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Family Infant Toddler (FIT)

We are proud to announce our participation in a new national program called Family Infant Toddler (FIT).

Fit is an intensive early intervention program for children 0-3 years of age.

This program involves children identified as at risk where courts and child protective services have intervened. This program has a very high success rate of reunification for families.


Children's Bureau

The Children’s Bureau (CB) partners with federal, state, tribal and local agencies to improve the overall health and well-being of our nation’s children and families. With an annual budget of almost $8 billion, the Children’s Bureau provides support and guidance to programs that focus on:

  • Strengthening families and preventing child abuse and neglect

  • Protecting children when abuse or neglect has occurred

  • Ensuring that every child and youth has a permanent family or family connection

Culturally Relevant

WISH Family Service Program celebrates cultural diversity in our families and community. We are knowledgeable and sensitive to the customary and traditional values of each family.

Community-Based Services

Southern Southeast Alaska is a beautiful environment to live and raise families. All training and education does not happen in the classroom. Family Services offers on-site parent coaching throughout our community. We utilize all the natural settings families use in their day to day lifestyle, i.e. grocery store, recreation center, public library, community playgrounds, beaches, hiking trails, and at home.


Zero to Three

Our mission is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. At ZERO TO THREE, we envision a society that has the knowledge and will to support all infants and toddlers in reaching their full potential.


Center for Study of Social Policy

Our Mission is to achieve a racially, economically, and socially just society in which all children and families thrive. To do this, we translate ideas into action, promote public policies grounded in equity, support strong and inclusive communities, and advocate with and for all children and families marginalized by public policies and institutional practices.


Contact Leah Canfield at 907-228-4088 Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM