The Flourishing Child Tribal TANF Enhancement is located in Anchorage, Alaska and serves abused Alaska Native and American Indian parents, their children, and those affected by family violence.
We accomplish this through a critical alignment of the following community partners – Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc. (CITC), Anchorage Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS) and the Abused Women’s Aid in Crisis (AWAIC). The enhancement project expands the reach of CITC’s Flourishing Child program which has been in operation since 2011. The Flourishing Child project addresses the needs of children exposed to family violence in community settings including a Tribal Head Start and the AWAIC emergency shelter to reach participants within CITC’s service array including the TTANF program.
The Flourishing Child Goals are:
- Conducting culturally appropriate, trauma-informed training for partner agency staff;
- Providing therapeutic interventions with children, youth, and parents who have been exposed to family violence;
- Providing wrap-around, intensive case management to the non-abusing parent and children.
For more information, contact Deborah Northburg: DNorthburg@citci.org