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The POWER Center is now open at 2601 Arctic Boulevard! Our newly expanded POWER Center youth drop-in and outreach program has more space for cooking, games, activities, and services. The Center now offers: Free laundryFree on-site showersA large kitchen to prepare warm meals (periodic cooking lessons offered as well)Computers to access the

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Partial Hospitalization Program for Adults  Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) for adults is an intensive day treatment program for adults with mood disorders. Launched in April 2022 in Anchorage, the program serves adults with severe or chronic depression and bipolar, and is designed to be flexible enough to meet the needs of the

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Storytelling at the POWER Center! Mental Health Advocacy Through Storytelling will be hosting weekly drop-in story-telling workshops for Anchorage teens at the POWER Center, beginning June 24th! What: Weekly storytelling workshops, to help young people develop a personal story of their choosingWhen: Every Friday, 2:30 - 4:30 pmWhere: 2610

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In our June 2022 community update: Hosting our first occupational therapy intern at Alaska Behavioral Health - the learning goes both ways!  More than 200 Alaskans attended the 9th Annual Alaska Advanced Trauma Training Institute! Our  Block ParTAY to celebrate Alaska Seeds of Change and the POWER Center on June 9 was so much fun - good music,

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A new internship at Alaska Behavioral Health In Spring 2022, Alaska Behavioral Health hosted its first Occupational Therapy student intern.  Baylee Bartgis spent 14 weeks working with our Child and Family Team in Anchorage for her senior capstone project, just before graduating from Creighton University. What is Occupational Therapy? The

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Below are some links to papers released by the National Child Trauma Institute regarding mass shooting events.  Included are tips on how to talk to children about trauma and resources for parents. Tip Sheet for Youth Talking to Journalists about the Shooting Talking to Children about the Shooting Psychological Impact of the Recent

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In our May 2022 community update: A Q & A session for our new Partial Hospitalization Programs for Adults and Children  experiencing significant mental health challenges 9th Annual Alaska Advanced Trauma Training Institute  - registration opening soon! Save the Date!  Block ParTAY to celebrate Alaska Seeds of Change and the POWER Center,

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New Partial Hospitalization Programs address mental health needs of Alaskans. Partial Hospitalization Programs (or PHP) provide intensive services for those who need more than therapy sessions to address their mental health needs to prevent the need for higher levels of care (inpatient or residential), or are stepping down from higher levels of

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In our April 2022 community update: Looking forward to Mental Health Awareness Month in May, with lots of community events!  A new partial hospitalization program for adults 9th Annual Alaska Advanced Trauma Training Institute  - registration opening soon! Save the Date!  Block ParTAY to celebrate Alaska Seeds of Change and the POWER Center,

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Block ParTAY: June 9, 4- 7 pm Celebrate Alaska Seeds of Change and the POWER Center Thank you to everyone who came out to help us celebrate programs that serve transition age youth and their mental health needs! We're especially thankful for the partnership with Spirit of Youth in planning and hosting this event! Thank you, event

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