Using Zoom for Teletherapy
We are now able to offer many of our services remotely. A picture is worth a thousand words, so when possible, we use Zoom to connect with video. We use an encrypted version of Zoom that is compliant with healthcare privacy laws. Clients who have not already will need to sign our telehealth and electronic communications consent forms. You can

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The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has issued a fact sheet for parents/caregivers for helping families cope with the 2019 novel Coronavirus (COVID 19).  The fact sheet covers family preparation and risk reduction, and focuses on dealing with the stress of a potential outbreak, for both children and caregivers. NCTSN recommends

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The March calendar for peer support services in Anchorage is posted!  Peer support is an evidence-based practice that has been shown to increase engagement in services and quality of life.  March Peer Support

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Recent news headlines in Anchorage have many asking about how best to speak with children about sexual abuse.  The Alaska Child Trauma Center at ACMHS is a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, which provides thorough information and advice through their website. Here are some specific links: What Parents Need to Know About

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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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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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