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I’d heard about Jierum Duarte long before I met him. For a while, he and former board member Stephanie Rhoades were volunteering to cut hair at Brother Francis shelter. Then I learned he was the one who started this year’s giving tree, by spontaneously putting a new pair of gloves he’d received up on the tree one day. Spending an hour

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Julie D. is getting her master’s degree in clinical psychology from UAA and completing her internship requirements at ACMHS. Back to school Julie is on her third or fourth career, depending on how you count – she worked as a hairdresser, at a bank, and in IT for 25 years before deciding to become a therapist. She says she realized over

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The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has issued a fact sheet for parents/caregivers for helping families cope with the 2019 novel Coronavirus (COVID 19).  The fact sheet covers family preparation and risk reduction, and focuses on dealing with the stress of a potential outbreak, for both children and caregivers. NCTSN recommends

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Oh, what a night! We had a fantastic time supporting our youth at our New Growth Fundraiser last Friday night! We netted more than $8,000 to support our programs Alaska Seeds of Change and the Power Center. A special thank you to A Crepe Crew for catering the event, Beach Tribe SodaWorks for making delicious mocktails, Party World for

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The March calendar for peer support services in Anchorage is posted!  Peer support is an evidence-based practice that has been shown to increase engagement in services and quality of life.  March Peer Support

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Anchorage Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS) and Fairbanks Community Mental Health Services (FCMHS) are joining together to form 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

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Recent news headlines in Anchorage have many asking about how best to speak with children about sexual abuse.  The Alaska Child Trauma Center at ACMHS is a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, which provides thorough information and advice through their website. Here are some specific links: What Parents Need to Know About

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ACMHS is seeking volunteers to provide Kid’s Club activities for children ages 3 to 10 while their parents are attending classes or support groups on-site in our Anchorage Child & Family clinic. Our client families are working hard to become better attuned to their children's emotional needs, understand the effects of trauma on children,

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Join us on January 30 and February 13, 3-6 pm, for a pop-up farm stand! We'll have fresh herbs, jalapenos (we call them hydropenos), and lettuce and other greens. Arctic Harvest Deliveries will have beets, potatoes and carrots, and local meat.  Hope to see you

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Certified yoga instructor Crystal Leturno will be teaching two more yoga classes at Alaska Seeds of Change, on February 12 and 26th!  Class will meet from 6 to 7 pm. Come on around to the side door near our cargo/garage door for class.  Alaska Seeds of Change is located at 704 W. 26th Avenue, off of Arctic Boulevard, between Fireweed and

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