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In our January 2021 update, learn about upcoming events at our new, expanded POWER Center . Plus, check out our New Growth event to support transition age youth! Also, the Cohen Clinic offers new tools for managing stress and worry this year, and it's time to

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In our November/December 2020 Update, learn how we are expanding services in Anchorage and Fairbanks to reach our most vulnerable community members, meet our new child psychiatrist, and celebrate AKBH clinicians in print!   Click here to read the

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In our November/December Community Update, learn how we're ramping up intensive services in Anchorage and Fairbanks. In addition, meet our new Child Psychiatrist, Dr. Curt Wengel.  And check out the Cohen Clinic's Veterans' Day

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Join us for a virtual Meet & Greet  with our new child psychiatrist Dr. Curt Wengel on Tuesday, January 12 at 8:00 am. Dr. Wengel is a board-certified psychiatrist who comes to AKBH from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. We'll talk about the services Dr. Wengel is able to provide for children, adolescents and

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Op-Ed: It’s time to further invest in our state and our future; young Alaskans deserve better  Authored by: Joshua Arvidson, LCSW, Clinical Director, Child and Family Services, Alaska Behavioral Health Alaska needs to redirect its resources to improve home and community-based care in-state. It just makes sense that we need to provide care

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Alaska Seeds of Change provides vocational training for young people through a variety of programs -- including earning school credit! Vala created this story to share what she learned about working at

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This group is open to all caregivers and adult clients who have children. Connections is a group that provides a safe, consistent place where our parents and caregivers can discuss life-stressors, self-care strategies, build social connections, and any additional topics suggested by group members. This group will provide a space where

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On February 21, the Dean of the UAA College of the Arts & Sciences recommended elimination of the MS in Clinical Psychology program at UAA. We at ACMHS are VERY alarmed by this possible program elimination. Graduates with this degree do the most work directly with clients in the behavioral health field in Alaska. There will be a public

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