• Resources for Parents

    The Counseling Center is here for parents with a wide range of tools to help parents deal with the complex issues that surround raising a teenager. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to take an active role in their student's education, and the Counseling Center staff is always willing to consult with parents. If additional intervention is needed, both Gateway Center for Human Services and Ketchikan Indian Community offer counseling services for teens and families.

    Search Institute has identified the following building blocks of healthy development - known as Developmental Assets - that help young children grow up healthy, caring, and responsible. 
    Alaska State Department of Education and Early Development A resource that includes listings of federal and state education initiatives, information about running for school board, and statewide standards for students and teachers - be informed about the current state of public education!
    Parents Helping Parents Helping children with special needs receive the resources, love, hope, respect, health care, education, and other services they need to reach their full potential by providing them with strong families, dedicated professionals, and responsive systems to serve them.
    American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry The AACAP (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) is the leading national professional medical association dedicated to treating and improving the quality of life for children, adolescents, and families affected by these disorders.
    Misunderstood Minds

    A resource published by PBS to help parents of students with learning disabilities.

    Boystown Hotline 800.448.3000 A hotline helping youth (boys and girls) and their parents through any crisis.

    If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please call 911 immediately.

    Students who are facing difficult issues with family, school, or other issues should talk to a trusted adult, teacher or a member of the counseling center as soon as possible.

    Women in Safe Homes (WISH) WISH offers a 24/7 crisis line for domestic abuse and sexual assault. This service is available to victims of physical or emotional abuse, regardless of the relationship between the two parties. WISH also sponsors a group for Teen Survivors of Sexual Abuse/Assault. The WISH phone number is the same as the crisis line: 907.225.9474.
    Gateway Center for Human Services GCHS offers counseling to teens with parent consent; however, students facing issues with substance abuse have the right to see a counselor without parent consent. 
    Phone: 907.225.4135
    Ketchikan Indian Community KIC offers teen counseling for mental health, prevention, and substance abuse/alcohol abuse screening and treatment. KIC does not require parent permission to receive these services. Phone: 907.228.4917
    Ketchikan Public Health Center KPHC offers a variety of health services for families and teens.  
    Phone: 907.225.4350.
    Community Connections CC offers comprehensive mental health services for children and their families. These services provide a broad range of interventions and supports to children and families in the home and community.