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Cama'i Home Visiting Program

Parents as Teachers (PAT)

Cama'i Tribal Home Visiting Program adapts the Parents as Teachers (PAT) model to increase positive parenting practices and reduce incidences of child neglect and abuse.

"The Kodiak Early Childhood Coalition is a group of early childhood educators, organizations, and providers in the community. Coalition meetings are held quarterly to discuss upcoming early childhood events in the community, resources other organizations need, and trainings for parents, early educators, and providers. The Cama'i Tribal Home Visiting Program Coordinator has networked with the local PAT, RurAL CAP, in the City of Kodiak to shadow home visits and provide referral forms. The Cama'i Tribal Home Visiting Program also collaborates with KANA's early childhood programs, which include the Infant Learning Program, and the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program."

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Cassie Keplinger, Program Coordinator

(907) 486‐9882

  • Child
  • Family
  • Child disability
  • Lack of access to prenatal support/Lack of social or parental pregnancy support
  • Mental health problems
  • Knowledge of parenting and child development
  • Positive school environment
  • Social and emotional competence
  • Strong parent/Child relationship
  • Balance
  • Connection to land, access to cultural sites
  • Cultural identity/sense of belonging to cultural group
  • Education
  • Personal capacities
  • Support (family, friends, community)/interdependence