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Some of our clinicians have noticed an increase in older clients reaching out for mental health services as they deal with anxiety and depression related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The pandemic has been tough on everyone. For seniors who are considered high-risk, it may mean they’ve been isolated from family, friends and normal social

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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 caregivers

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Principles for Reassuring Kids During Uncertain Times Free Zoom Webinar August 13 @ 5:00 pm Changing plans and uncertainty can be hard on children (and their parents!) But there are things caregivers can do to provide reassurance and help life move a little more smoothly - for the whole family. This free webinar will be presented by AKBH

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Using Zoom for Teletherapy
We are now able to offer many of our services remotely. A picture is worth a thousand words, so when possible, we use Zoom to connect with video. We use an encrypted version of Zoom that is compliant with healthcare privacy laws. Sessions are never recorded without a specific signed consent from the client and/or their caregivers, and any recorded

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The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has issued a fact sheet for parents/caregivers for helping families cope with the 2019 novel Coronavirus (COVID 19).  The fact sheet covers family preparation and risk reduction, and focuses on dealing with the stress of a potential outbreak, for both children and caregivers. NCTSN recommends

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The March calendar for peer support services in Anchorage is posted!  Peer support is an evidence-based practice that has been shown to increase engagement in services and quality of life.  March Peer Support

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Recent news headlines in Anchorage have many asking about how best to speak with children about sexual abuse.  The Alaska Child Trauma Center at ACMHS is a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, which provides thorough information and advice through their website. Here are some specific links: What Parents Need to Know About

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The Alaska Child Trauma Center is pleased to announce a new partnership with the State of Alaska Department of Education and Early Development to expand mental health services in Fairbanks schools for children who have experienced trauma.  The goal of the five year demonstration project is to develop a statewide model for delivering mental health

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Clinicians in our Child & Family clinic in Anchorage are trained in Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), an intervention model for children aged 0-5 who have experienced at least one traumatic event and/or are experiencing mental health, attachment, and/or behavioral problems, including post-traumatic stress disorder. The program is designed to

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