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Kendra's Story Fairbanks client Kendra knew moving to Alaska from Missouri was going to be tough, but she didn’t know exactly how tough. She has struggled with severe depression for many years, layered with trauma she experienced in her teens and early twenties.  So she’s always had to work hard to maintain her mental health. Why

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When parent- child relationships are strained by challenging behaviors such as defiance, aggression and tantrums, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy can help. PCIT is an evidence-based practice for treating anxiety and trauma in children ages 2 to 7.  For young children, anxiety often appears as defiance, aggression and other behaviors

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In our October 2022 community update, learn how we are expanding services and practices to better serve more Alaskans with mental health needs!  Sierra's Designs: A Pop-up Art Show fundraiser to support Alaska Seeds of Change Expanding mental health services in Mat-Su Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: a new evidence-based practice to better

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graphic drawing of cotopus and words Sierra Rae Parker
Sierra's Designs: A Pop-Up Art Show to Honor Sierra's Memory and Benefit Alaska Seeds of Change Sierra Parker was a dedicated volunteer at Alaska Seeds of Change for several years.  She helped with graphic design and led teams of volunteers from her workplace. When COVID hit, she had lunch delivered to the youth. She died of alcoholic cirrhosis

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In our September 2022 community update: World Suicide Prevention Day and Out of the Darkness Walk in Anchorage, September 10 Movie Night at the Bear Tooth, September 15 New program: Expanding supports for young adults diagnosed with psychosis Join us at the Anchorage Daily News Job Fair September 22! Peer support training

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In our August 2022 community update: Supporting children as they head back to school! Fairbanks Open House August 25 Out of the Darkness Walk in Anchorage, September 10 Movie Night at the Bear Tooth, September 15 Recap: POWER Center Grand Re-Opening Read the newsletter

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Back to School Alaska's children are heading back to school this month and getting back into regular routines. For many, that also means an increase in stress and anxiety. Parents and teachers may notice behavioral issues or symptoms of depression and other mental health struggles that flew under the radar during the

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Join us on August 25th to tour our Fairbanks Child & Family Clinic! The clinic opened at 926 Aspen Street just before the COVID-19 pandemic. It has already been remodeled to add additional clinical space. We are excited to finally invite the community in to see the space and learn more about our clinic, community, and school-based services

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In our July 2022 community update: See you at the Arctic Thunder Open House, July 30 and 31 at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson! Check out the new POWER Center at our Grand Re-opening event on August 11. Join us for an Open House at our Child & Family clinic in Fairbanks on August 25th! Updates from Alaska Seeds of Change! Celebrating two

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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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