Throughout the year, all across town, Juneau offers a variety of excellent Parenting Skill Classes, that nurtures & supports happy and safe family life.

Classes are open, at no cost, to parents, extended family caregivers—anyone who touches the lives of children in the home environment.

Being a strong parent or caregiver will bring happiness and safety to your home and our community.

 

fatherhood is sacred

FIS is a 12-week session, and attendance can start at any week within the series. The FIS program provides fathers with a welcome environment and fun activities that focus on the sacredness of being a father and the importance of Alaska Native/Native American heritage and how it applies to each father in the past, present, and future. All tribal citizen fathers (and non tribal) are encouraged to attend (married, widowed, single or divorced). Childcare, field trips and dinner are provided. This class is open to the public, but preference is given to Tlingit and Haida TANF clients. Enrollment is open, which means that you can join the class at any time within the series.

motherhood is sacred

MIS is a 12-week session, and can attendance can start at any week within the series. The MIS program provides mothers with a safe and respectful environment. This program helps mothers strengthen their families through responsible parenting, encourages participants to use critical thinking, and focuses discussion on choice, wisdom, self-identity and relationships. All tribal citizen mothers (and non tribal) are encouraged to attend (married, widowed, single or divorced). Childcare, field trips and dinner are provided. This class is open to the public, but preference is given to Tlingit and Haida TANF clients. Enrollment is open, which means that you can join the class at any time within the series.

Circles of security

COS classes run for 6-8 weeks. Trained facilitators share information in a small group, discussion format. Topics include: understanding your child’s emotional world by learning to read their emotional needs, supporting your child’s ability to successfully manage emotions, enhance the development of your child’s self esteem, honor your innate wisdom and desire for your child to be secure & to develop links to needed community resources. Childcare (or a childcare stipend) and snacks or a meal are provided. *Note: Each class builds on the knowledge from the previous classes, so it is essential that you register for the full set of weeks.

Linking Generations By Strengthening Relationships

LGSR classes run for 14 weeks and enrollment is open, which means you can join at any time in the series. This class builds upon the Fatherhood & Motherhood is Sacred® curriculum. The goal of the class is to help families build capacity to engage in and maintain healthy relationships. Discussion includes what are qualities of a healthy and unhealthy relationship between parents, and parents and children and other family members. This class is open to the public, but like FIS/MIS preference is given to Tlingit and Haida TANF clients. Childcare is provided.


I’ve learned so much about connection that I never understood, and feel 1000% more confident in how to meet my kid’s needs in a healthy way.
— Parent, in Juneau, AK

To register for a class or ask a question

  • Visit the calendar. Check for a class that can meet your needs.

  • Consider taking a class with one or two family members or friends, so that you can learn & support one another

  • If you have any questions, please reach out to Becky by email , she’ll respond within 24 hours.

  • If you’re ready to sign up for a class, just fill out this simple, short application.