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In the October 2018 Newsletter, meet our new Fairbanks Board Member Linda Setterberg and learn about the family therapy program Parenting with Love and Limits at

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Finding Help with Parenting Challenges By Jessica Cochran ACMHS Child and Family Services, October 1, 2018 It’s the last of six evening sessions for this group of five families enrolled in Parenting with Love and Limits® (PLL). That means it's potluck night, and the younger kids especially can’t wait to load up their plates with sub

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In the September 2018 newsletter, two client success stories.  One is the story of a client who lived for years on the streets and finally find home and support through our supported housing program, as told by his brother. The other is the story of a child whose life started with enormous abuse, neglect and other trauma, and how early

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AK Seeds of Change was featured as part of a PBS News Hour Student Reporting Lab in September 2018. Thank you to our friends at Alaska Teen Media

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In the June 2018 ACMHS/FCMHS Newsletter, learn how our Residential Team helps support clients getting ready to move into independent living,  and how our Fairbanks crew took a serious morale problem and turned it

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Lunch with the Residential Team By Stephanie Rhoades, ACMHS Board Member There's a little place in Anchorage where lunch is served every Wednesday and Friday in a setting so intimate and secure that one diner spoke openly of feeling depressed from being so far away from his family and the positive steps he took to address that feeling, steps

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Leadership Changes at ACMHS, June 2018 Update By Jessica Cochran, Executive Coordinator CEO Jim Myers has been at ACMHS for 6 months now, and CEO for 5 of them.  Leadership consultant Don Tebbe calls this the “Post-Hire-Taking -Charge phase”, and says it lasts for 6 to 12 months, often through a complete annual budget cycle. But he goes

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