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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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 Staying calm in tough situations Deanna H. is really good at staying calm in challenging situations. It’s a skill she uses a lot in her role as a peer support specialist with our Intensive Case Management [ICM] team in Anchorage. She draws on her own experiences dealing with mental health and substance use, and thinks to herself,

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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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Self-care for Parents and Caregivers Thursday, April 16, 1 to 2 pm Presented By Mara Hill, MS, LPC and Meghan Magone, MA, LPC Registration Spoiler alert: Self-care isn’t all yoga and bubble baths. Sometimes it’s taking a deep breath, counting to three, and telling yourself that after this is over you’re going to dip into your secret

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The Department of Education & Early Development (DEED) and the Association of Alaska School Boards (AASB) released a new resource for Alaska schools entitled “Transforming Schools: A Framework for Trauma-Engaged Practice in Alaska”.  Their press release describes the guide as an innovative framework that "provides schools with a

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