Joshua Arvidson, Director of Child and Family Programs at ACMHS and FCMHS, was honored with an Anchorage Daily News Achievement in Business Award on December 2. Joshua was one of 15 honorees working in health and wellness who were recognized during the final event of 2019.   Many of Josh's Child & Family team members joined for the award

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Many thanks to everyone who donated and cooked to support our staff and client Thanksgiving celebrations!  There was a lot of pre-feasting last Wednesday (11/27/19).  We'd also like to thank the many businesses who have supported our work over the last year, including: Microcom Anchorage Yoga and Cycle Pure Barre Anchorage Bear Tooth

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With easy access to hand-held electronics, it can be tough for caregivers to set and enforce limits with their tweens and teens. In this free introductory class, Parenting with Love & Limits Program Manager Meghan Magone will present some technological solutions, but mostly she'll spend time on the relationship aspects of limit-setting. There

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Four FCMHS staff members recently attended Challenge Day at Tanana Middle School. Challenge Day is a curriculum designed to reduce bullying by building compassion. In a series of activities, students learn  about they challenges students have faced and how much they have in common.  Staff who participated were moved and inspired by the stories

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April McElhenny, MSW has more than six years of experience with children and adults who have been impacted by childhood trauma. She's worked in different settings - child welfare, juvenile justice and substance abuse treatment. At ACMHS, she really enjoys working with families and their caregivers. She's seen that working with children is way more

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Our Fairbanks Child & Family Team is wrapping up their first week in their new building at 926 Aspen St. They did a great job making the space inviting and getting the word out - not one client went to the wrong building! FCMHS has been operating all services out of the Fahrenkamp Building on Peger Road. The need for mental health services

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The Alaska Child Trauma Center is pleased to announce a new partnership with the State of Alaska Department of Education and Early Development to expand mental health services in Fairbanks schools for children who have experienced trauma.  The goal of the five year demonstration project is to develop a statewide model for delivering mental health

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When Walter P. started his summer job as a luggage handler for HAP-Yukon-Alaska(Holland America Princess), he wasn’t sure he’d like working with customers. It had been six years since he’d had a job. He was worried interacting with customers would make him anxious.  But it turned out, he liked it – and he was good at it. His supervisors

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ACMHS is growing to meet the needs of our community. We are looking for therapists who want to join us in this effort.  ACMHS has multiple clinics in Anchorage and Fairbanks.  Our Child and Family services includes a nationally recognized Child Trauma Center, a therapeutic preschool and early childhood specialty clinic, a transition age youth

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northern lights, world mental health day October 10
Pure Barre Anchorage recognizes that mental health care is an integral part of health care.  On October 10, World Mental Health Day, Pure Barre will donate $5 to ACMHS for every person who attends class!  Current members can bring a guest for only $10. From 5- 7 pm, we'll have an ACMHS staff person on hand to answer any questions, and some

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