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Below are some links to papers released by the National Child Trauma Institute regarding mass shooting events.  Included are tips on how to talk to children about trauma and resources for parents. Tip Sheet for Youth Talking to Journalists about the Shooting Talking to Children about the Shooting Psychological Impact of the Recent

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Block ParTAY: June 9, 4- 7 pm Celebrate Alaska Seeds of Change and the POWER Center Join us for a fun celebration of programs that serve transition age youth and their mental health needs! We'll have live music, outdoor games and crafts.  Alaska Seeds of Change will be selling fresh produce and Evies Brinery products. Food trucks will be

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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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This fall we said goodbye to Chase*, in the best possible way. After completing his apprenticeship with Alaska Seeds of Change, Chase moved on to full-time employment in a commercial hydroponic farm in Anchorage.   Learning to Trust Himself In his nine months with Alaska Seeds of Change, Chase learned all the aspects of running a hydroponic farm

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Grow With Us! The Cohen Clinic at Alaska Behavioral Health presents a free gardening and food giveaway event for the Alaska veteran and military community! When: Friday, May 21, 11 am to 1 pm Where: 1450 Muldoon Rd, #111 What: Transplant seedlings to take home and learn about gardening from the youth at Alaska Seeds of Change Food

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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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