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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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ACMHS Coronavirus Update 3/18/20 As behavioral health care providers, Anchorage and Fairbanks Community Mental Health Services are committed to continuing to serve our clients and communities during the Coronavirus pandemic. Clinics Are Open Our clinics remain open for scheduled appointments, and we do have appointments available for those

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ACMHS/FCMHS is a healthcare provider, and our clients need our services now more than ever.  We remain open for scheduled and walk-in appointments at all of our clinics. We have implemented extra cleaning procedures, and have hand sanitizer and hand-washing sinks available. We ask any clients experiencing fever, cough, shortness of breath or

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"Intern to Hire club" on white t-shirt
On February 21, the Dean of the UAA College of the Arts & Sciences recommended elimination of the MS in Clinical Psychology program at UAA. We at ACMHS are VERY alarmed by this possible program elimination. Graduates with this degree do the most work directly with clients in the behavioral health field in Alaska. There will be a public

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ACMHS was pleased to be awarded one of 17 grants in Alaska to enhance services for children and families who have been victims or witnesses of physical abuse, sexual abuse and other violent crimes. The federal funding comes through Alaska's Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. With this funding, ACMHS intends to increase the use of the

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I’d heard about Jierum Duarte long before I met him. For a while, he and former board member Stephanie Rhoades were volunteering to cut hair at Brother Francis shelter. Then I learned he was the one who started this year’s giving tree, by spontaneously putting a new pair of gloves he’d received up on the tree one day. Spending an hour

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Julie D. is getting her master’s degree in clinical psychology from UAA and completing her internship requirements at ACMHS. Back to school Julie is on her third or fourth career, depending on how you count – she worked as a hairdresser, at a bank, and in IT for 25 years before deciding to become a therapist. She says she realized over

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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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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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