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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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Oh, what a night! We had a fantastic time supporting our youth at our New Growth Fundraiser last Friday night! We netted more than $8,000 to support our programs Alaska Seeds of Change and the Power Center. A special thank you to A Crepe Crew for catering the event, Beach Tribe SodaWorks for making delicious mocktails, Party World for

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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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Anchorage Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS) and Fairbanks Community Mental Health Services (FCMHS) are joining together to form Alaska Behavioral Health. Our mission is to strengthen Alaska communities and improve the lives of our clients by delivering exceptional behavioral healthcare services. We deliver these services in multiple

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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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ACMHS is seeking volunteers to provide Kid’s Club activities for children ages 3 to 10 while their parents are attending classes or support groups on-site in our Anchorage Child & Family clinic. Our client families are working hard to become better attuned to their children's emotional needs, understand the effects of trauma on children,

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Join us on January 30 and February 13, 3-6 pm, for a pop-up farm stand! We'll have fresh herbs, jalapenos (we call them hydropenos), and lettuce and other greens. Arctic Harvest Deliveries will have beets, potatoes and carrots, and local meat.  Hope to see you

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Certified yoga instructor Crystal Leturno will be teaching two more yoga classes at Alaska Seeds of Change, on February 12 and 26th!  Class will meet from 6 to 7 pm. Come on around to the side door near our cargo/garage door for class.  Alaska Seeds of Change is located at 704 W. 26th Avenue, off of Arctic Boulevard, between Fireweed and

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Ramping Up Peer Support Services at ACMHS ACMHS started offering regular peer support groups for adult clients at our Ingra location at the beginning of the year. Now peer support groups are also being offered at the Folker building. Evidence-based support Peer support is an evidence-based practice that has been shown to increase

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Jim Briskey is retiring at the end of this month, after 23 years working for ACMHS! Many different roles at ACMHS  Jim has worked on many different teams at ACMHS, including driving a van to bring people to groups, working at a 24-7 crisis respite center that used to be located next to the old Alaska Psychiatric Institute, and working with the

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April Valentine is the new lead clinical associate for wrap-around services in our Anchorage Child & Family Outpatient clinic.  That means she’ll be planning and over-seeing the skill development groups offered by the team and coordinating attendance with caregivers and clinicians. So far, she jokes, it seems to mean “a lot of

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