When Ken Curl packed for his trip to Alaska, he may not have expected dirt-moving to be on his itinerary. But on the ground, he learned how digging dirt and growing food are an integral part of mental health services for transition age youth at ACMHS. Curl is a grant program officer for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). ACMHS is currently in its 4th year of a five year SAMHSA grant to increase access to services for military families and other underserved populations, so Curl came to check it out. He toured our youth drop-in center and vocational training program Alaska Seeds of Change, and Little Tykes early childhood services, as well as meeting with clinical teams in both Anchorage and Fairbanks. Director of Child & Family programs Joshua Arvidson describes Ken as “a legit systems genius” so the visit felt like an opportunity to share ideas and talk things through. We look forward to continued partnership with SAMHSA to improve quality of care and access to services.
Parenting 101: Setting Limits on Technology – Free Class in Anchorage!
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
Mural Painting at Alaska Seeds of Change
Mural Painting at Alaska Seeds of Change Artist Sarah Davies leads mural painting project at Alaska Seeds of Change (Anchorage, Alaska)
July 2019 ABHA Statement on Budget Vetoes
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ACMHS April Newsletter
In the April 2019 ACMHS Newsletter, meet client Chip Ellis and learn about his path to living well with schizophrenia, gearing up for mental health
March 2019 ACMHS/FCMHS Newsletter
In the March 2019 Newsletter, our Fy 2018 Annual Report is released, it's not too late to Pick.Click.Give for ACMHS, and save the date for the 7th
September 2018 ACMHS/FCMHS Newsletter
In the September 2018 newsletter, two client success stories. One is the story of a client who lived for years on the streets and finally find home
Resources for parents when talking to children about trauma
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