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April is the Month of the Military Child. The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Alaska Behavioral Health will host a Mindfulness for Teens webinar as part of Cohen Veterans Network national celebration of the Month of the Military Child! The Original You - Thriving Not Surviving: A Mindfulness Webinar for Teens April 13 @

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Meet Dr. Polito Dr. Nataliya Polito is our Director and Physician at the AKBH Primary Care Center at the  Folker Street location.  She is thrilled to come on board with this amazing and growing organization focused on providing the best collaborative health care to those who need it most.  She works directly with the behavioral health and

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Check out these upcoming presentations at the new POWER Center at 2601 Arctic Blvd! Peer presentations are developed by our peer outreach workers on topics requested by the youth we serve.  Presentations are also a chance to learn more about the POWER Center and resources available for youth. Free and open to all young people ages

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On January 4, we began to transition the way we support adult clients needing significant support to live in community (vs hospital) settings. Our new Residential Treatment Services are provided under a Medicaid waiver program approved by the State of Alaska and the federal Centers for Medicaid & Medicare (CMS). These services focus on

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mental health awareness month art show
May is National Mental Health Month To celebrate, Alaska Behavioral Health, NAMI Anchorage and Out North are teaming up to host an art show! Why art? We value the power that comes with sharing one's lived experiences and the connections that can be made in doing so. We also recognize that sharing a experiences doesn't always require words. This

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In our March  2021 community update, check out our spring education series, learn about accreditation, and tag along with our residential team as they go on field trip! Read the complete newsletter

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Spring Education Series
Alaska Behavioral Health Spring Education Series March 17 @ 12:00: Sleep Wellness Presenter: Pamela Kennedy Register here! Sleep hygiene is an important part of your overall health and wellbeing.  Studies show significant lack of sleep impairs your ability to manage even small daily stressors.  All areas of life can be impacted by poor sleep

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Alaska Behavioral Health Achieves National Accreditation Alaska Behavioral Health has achieved national accreditation through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA).  Organizations pursue accreditation to demonstrate the implementation of best practice standards in the field of human services. COA evaluated all aspects of

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In the February 2021, meet our new primary care physician, Dr. Nataliya Polito. [caption id="attachment_5542" align="alignleft" width="225"] Dr. Nataliya Polito[/caption] Learn how three clinicians have become experts in Child Parent Psychotherapy.  And join us for our February Lunch & Learn on the role of trauma in eating

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Our three early childhood clinicians in Anchorage recently completed a two year learning collaborative to increase their skills in Child Parent Psychotherapy. Congratulations to Geri Hernandez, Mara Hill and Patty Quinn! (pictured with Early Childhood Mental Health trainer and consultant Deb Harris on the left and AKBH manager Kristin Mortenson

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