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For decades, Anchorage Community Mental Health Services has served the mental health needs of Alaskans. In 2013, we extended operations to Fairbanks with Fairbanks Community Mental Health Services. Over the years, we have created specialized programs, and continued to evolve our treatments to help our clients on their personal journey to wellness

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Mental Illness Awareness Week October 4-10, 2020 Mental Illness Awareness Week is designated each year raise awareness of the prevalence of mental illness, educate the public, fight stigma and provide support for those living with mental illness. This year, Alaska Behavioral Health is partnering to hold the following events: Monday, October

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Dr. Mariam Garuba provides psychiatric services in our Fairbanks Clinic. Learn more about how she approaches care. [su_youtube url="https://youtu.be/SMsAQdhZXPo" width="600" height="400" responsive="yes" autoplay="no" mute="no" title="Meet Dr. Mariam

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WIOA Youth Apprenticeship Program *Biweekly Stipend | Personal & Professional Development Leadership Development | Resume & Job Skills Building Mental Health Services | & MORE* Description Alaska Seeds of Change (AKSoC) is recruiting out-of-school transition age youth (i.e. youth who are currently not enrolled in high school or a

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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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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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We're hiring! Our Child & Family team is hiring a clinicians to provide services at two elementary schools and 4 schools in Fairbanks. Supporting Kids in School This Clinician will provide individual, family, and group psychotherapy through the schools and at our clinic year-round. The clinician will work directly with a team of school

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What is wrap-around support? Clinical Associates (C.A.s) at Alaska Behavioral Health (AKBH) support children and their families by providing skill development. We are often asked, what does that mean? Child & Family C.A., Laurel Brady, BSW, kept a photo diary of some of the ways C.A.s support clients in a typical week. Morning

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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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Evidence shows that group therapy and skill development is effective at helping people experiencing a wide-range of mental health conditions.  At Alaska Behavioral Health, we have multiple options for virtual groups and outdoor, in-person groups available during the Coronovirus pandemic to help those with on-going or emerging mental health

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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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