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In our September 2023 community update: September is Suicide Prevention Month Question, Persuade & Refer (QPR) training is designed to help anyone feel more confident talking to someone struggling with thoughts of suicide.  Next training: October 16th!  Using PRIDE skills to support young children: a mini-tutorial Read the newsletter

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Block ParTAY: August 18, 2023 Celebrating community and youth engagement programs! Hosted by Alaska Seeds of Change and the POWER Center Thank you to everyone who joined us for our second annual Block ParTAY on August 18th! We enjoyed sunshine, music by Witty Youngman, games, and food from House of Birria, Holly Dogs, and Beans Cafe!

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In our August 2023 community update: Join us for our Block ParTAY for transition age youth in Anchorage, August 18th!  New group for parents in Fairbanks: Fire-proof Parenting! Starting School tips for kindergarteners and Back to School events for families! Read the newsletter

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Block ParTAY: August 18, 2 -5:30 pm Celebrate community and youth engagement programs! Hosted by Alaska Seeds of Change and the POWER Center Join us for our second annual Block ParTAY (TAY = transition age youth, get it?) at the Koot's parking lot on Spenard on Friday, August 18th, from 2:00 - 5:30 PM. This event is free and open to the

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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 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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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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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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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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New Federal Funding for Alaska Alaska Behavioral Health recently began work under two new federal grants to expand access to mental health services for Alaskans. Services for Children Alaska Behavioral Health has begun work under a new grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Child Traumatic Stress

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