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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Clinicians in our Child & Family clinic in Anchorage are trained in Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), an intervention model for children aged 0-5 who have experienced at least one traumatic event and/or are experiencing mental health, attachment, and/or behavioral problems, including post-traumatic stress disorder. The program is designed to

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Starting September 25, ACMHS will offer a new group for teens focusing on feeling identification, body modulation, competency, stress education and management, mind/body connection, mindfulness, and yoga. Group will meet Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:30, September 25 through November 20 (no group on October 23) in the U-Med district at our Folker

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ACMHS's Meghan Magone, program manager for the Parenting with Love and Limits program at ACMHS, recommends the following resources for parents/caregivers for talking to their children about self-harming behavior and suicide. Local Crisis Line: 907-563-3200 National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Trevor Project Lifeline:

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The November 30, 2018 earthquake and resulting damage may be causing anxiety or other feelings that are a natural response to traumatic events.  These resources may be helpful.  National Child Traumatic Stress Network – https://www.nctsn.org/what-is-child-trauma/trauma-types/disasters/earthquake-resources USGS Earthquake ABC’s

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Below are some links to papers released by the National Child Trauam Institute in the wake of recent events.  Included are tips on how to talk to children about trauma and resources for parents.  Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected. Tip Sheet for Youth Talking to Journalists about the Shooting Talking to Children about the

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