ACMHS was pleased to be awarded one of 17 grants in Alaska to enhance services for children and families who have been victims or witnesses of physical abuse, sexual abuse and other violent crimes. The federal funding comes through Alaska’s Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. With this funding, ACMHS intends to increase the use of the evidence-based practice Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in individual, family and group therapy. We will develop expedited access to services for victims of crimes, and develop specific groups in Anchorage and Fairbanks for child survivors of sexual abuse.  We also plan to offer services statewide  through telehealth by partnering with Alaska’s Child Advocacy Centers.

Read the full press release from CDVSA here.