Alaska Center For Resource Families provides a continuum of services to Alaska foster parents, adoptive parents, relative caretakers and guardians. The website offers information and resources on becoming a foster parent and adoption within Alaska.

Child Trauma Academy is a nonprofit organization based in Houston, Texas working to improve the lives of high-risk children through direct service, research and education. The website includes information on the science behind mental health and a library of resources on mental health.

Foster Family-based Treatment Association is a national association aimed at developing, promoting and supporting Treatment Foster Care. The website includes information on educational opportunities, conferences and advocacy for Treatment Foster Care.

National Alliance of Mental Health is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. The website includes information on support and education on mental illness.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network brings a singular and comprehensive focus to childhood trauma. Their website includes resources and clear definitions of trauma types.

State of Alaska Department of Behavioral Health provides resources, grants, and information on behavioral health services within Alaska

Stone Soup Group provides information, support, training and resources to assist families caring for children with special needs.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. The website includes information and resources on prevention, treatment and recovery as well as thorough state and national data on mental health and substance abuse.


Ketchikan CARES Hotline (mental health crises) 907-225-2273

AK Child Abuse Hotline 800-478-4444

AK Suicide Hotline 877-266-HELP (4357)

AK Department of Health and Social Services Parent Hotline 800-643-KIDS (5437)

AK Tribal Health Consortium HIV/AIDS Hotline 907-729-2907