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Nitaput Child Advocacy Center

Nitaput means “we hear them” in the Yupik language.

The staff of the Child Advocacy Center believe that when children are heard, they are helped forever.

Nitaput is a member of the Alaska Children’s Alliance and an associate member of the National Children’s Alliance.


What to Expect

Child Advocacy Center Team


Ashley Davis, Forensic Services Department Manager


Mandie Terpsma, Forensic Services Interviewer/Case Manager


Cindy Valenty, CAC Advocate/Case Manager


Susie M. Jenkins-Brito, Inpatient/ED Nurse Manager, Pediatric SANE/SART Provider

Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation manages Kanakanak Hospital, a critical access facility, which is Joint Commission accredited, receives Health and Human Services funding, and is covered through the Federal Tort Claim Act with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including liability for medical malpractice claims, for its officers, board members, employees, and certain health profession contractors and health profession volunteers. Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation is recognized by the US Government and State of Alaska as a tribal organization under PL 93-638.