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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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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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In our November newsletter: meet Billy Stapleton, the guy who turned his love of Halloween into a way to help youth, expanded capacity for child & family services in Fairbanks and Anchorage, meet Kensey Dye - Fairbanks CNA, and sales of Evie's Brinery products are now supporting Alaska Seeds of

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In our October Newsletter: learn how our vocational team helped Walter get back to work, Fairbanks staff get inspired by participating in a local middle school's Challenge Day, a new contract will bring trauma-informed mental health services into Fairbanks schools, and meet Child & Family clinician April

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In the August/September Newsletter, learn about our Transitions team, check out the new Child & Family building in Fairbanks, plus openings for early childhood clients in Anchorage  - and the long-awaited launch of our new

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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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Kensey has worked at FCMHS for five years, mostly as a Clinical Associate on the Adult team. She recently moved to the medical team as a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant). She plans to go to nursing school and eventually become a traveling nurse. In the meantime, she enjoys her clients at FCMHS.  Her favorite thing about them is how different

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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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