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by Saraj Gottstein    As a clinical therapist who mostly specializes in trauma work, the components of my job include being a critical thinker, creating spaces that increase awareness, and building relationships. The past two months have been an eye-opening explosion of confronting implicit biases, racial injustice and inequalities, and my

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Alaska Behavioral Health is pleased to welcome child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Curt Wengel to our agency.  Dr. Wengel is a board certified  psychiatrist and is excited about working as part of a team that includes therapy and wrap-around services to fully meet the mental health needs of our clients. Dr. Wengel comes to us from the

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We're taking Yoga in the Greenhouse outside to our gardens at Steller Secondary School! Enjoy well-spaced yoga outdoors with Kayli Gronski, buy locally-grown fresh greens and herbs from Alaska Seeds of Change, and see what Seeds and students from Steller have been growing in their outdoor gardens -- all while supporting programs that help youth

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Alaska Seeds of Change provides vocational training for young people through a variety of programs -- including earning school credit! Vala created this story to share what she learned about working at

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Learn what it takes to be a Peer Support Specialist here in Alaska. Have you experienced and recovered from trauma, addiction, or mental illness; yourself, your partner, your child, or a member of your immediate family? Use those lived experiences to help others!  Peer support is a growing field within mental health.  Training

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At Alaska Behavioral Health, our mission is to strengthen Alaska communities and improve the lives of our clients by delivering exceptional behavioral healthcare services. We deliver these services in multiple clinics located in Fairbanks and Anchorage as well as through telemedicine throughout the State. As a part of the Child and Family

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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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Team building in the era of COVID can be a little challenging. Most meetings happen via Zoom. We have new staff members who have never met their colleagues in person.  No more pot luck birthday lunches. But staff find a way.  One of our teams, who used to socialize outside of work regularly, is hosting a Zoom party this week.  To make sure

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Registration for the 8th Annual Alaska Advanced Trauma Training Conference is now open! Each year, the Alaska Advanced Trauma Training Institute features local Alaskan and national experts who share about the latest research and advances in the neurobiology of traumatic stress, trauma-informed systems, and clinical interventions for complex

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ACMHS Clinician Amber Chambers sees clients referred by AWAIC. Some are living in the shelter, and others are non-residential participants. She also provides services to caregivers of the children we see in our Child and Family Clinic who have experienced domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and sexual assault. Chambers is a licensed

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