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In recognition of our 50th anniversary this year, we invited former staff and clients to share stories of recovery and the role Alaska Behavioral Health has played in their lives. We are enormously grateful for Leah and her family's willingness to share their story. It perfectly demonstrates why we do the work we do, why we founded the Alaska

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Alaska Behavioral Health has begun implementing a new evidence-based treatment for working with children and families. MATCH – ADTC stands Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems.   What is MATCH?   MATCH is designed to be flexible to provide a wide range of tools and

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Common Sense Parenting® (CSP) provides parents and caregivers with logical strategies and easy-to-learn techniques to address issues of communication, discipline, decision-making, relationships, self-control and school success. These classes incorporate research-proven child care methods that are derived directly from the Boys Town Family Home

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ACMHS, Inc. was established in 1974 Anchorage Community Mental Health Services, Inc. (ACMHS) was established on June 11, 1974 as a private not-for-profit corporation to provide treatment for people with mental illness in the Anchorage area.  Since then, we have served thousands of Alaskans experiencing mental health challenges, from chronic

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Alaska Seeds of Change is celebrating its birthday! Get ready for an unforgettable evening packed with fun and community spirit! What: Here's a sneak peek at what's in store:  Pepper Cook-Off Competition: Spice up the night with our fiery contest! Community Trivia Night: Put your knowledge to the test and compete for

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Mental Health First Aid® (MHFA) is a full day course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or

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In our February 2024 community update: February training opportunities, including Mental Health First Aid and Trauma 101 Learn about our Adult Mental Health Residential Programs at monthly Q & A sessions. Learn about peer support training every Monday at 7pm!  Don't forget to Pick.Click.Give. when you file for your Alaska PFD! Join our

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Adult Mental Health Residential Treatment Services focus on teaching clients skills to improve their quality of life, and allow a place to practice routines that support wellness with the goal of moving toward more independent living.  Services are provided under a Medicaid waiver program approved by the State of Alaska and the federal

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Alaska Behavioral Health and the Fairbanks Wellness Coalition are pleased to present a free screening of Here.Is.Better. - a documentary that follows four US military veterans as they go through treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. Thursday, April 11 @ Pioneer Park - Centennial Center Doors open at 5:30 pm - free food and

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