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Child & Family clinicians in our Anchorage and Fairbanks clinics recently completed three days of in-person training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Child & Family Director Joshua Arvidson says “TF-CBT is the most researched treatment for childhood trauma with over 20 randomized controlled trials proving its efficacy. The

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For two weeks, a guy we’ll call “D” hung out at our Folker Building lobby. He was trying to get home to Hawaii, but his wallet and ID had been stolen from the shelter where he was staying. Our lobby became his safe place. Reception staff helped him look up information, figure out how to get a new ID,  and let him use the phone. He used our

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Dianna Rehn, Doctor of Psychology, is a clinician with the Anchorage adult outpatient (Folker) team. She’s in her second stint at ACMHS – she worked here for 10 months about 4 years ago, and now has been here six months. In between, she worked at API doing forensic competency evaluations – which sometimes involved testifying in court. (She

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Joshua Arvidson, Director of Child and Family Programs at ACMHS and FCMHS, was honored with an Anchorage Daily News Achievement in Business Award on December 2. Joshua was one of 15 honorees working in health and wellness who were recognized during the final event of 2019.   Many of Josh's Child & Family team members joined for the award

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In our November newsletter: meet Billy Stapleton, the guy who turned his love of Halloween into a way to help youth, expanded capacity for child & family services in Fairbanks and Anchorage, meet Kensey Dye - Fairbanks CNA, and sales of Evie's Brinery products are now supporting Alaska Seeds of

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In our October Newsletter: learn how our vocational team helped Walter get back to work, Fairbanks staff get inspired by participating in a local middle school's Challenge Day, a new contract will bring trauma-informed mental health services into Fairbanks schools, and meet Child & Family clinician April

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In the August/September Newsletter, learn about our Transitions team, check out the new Child & Family building in Fairbanks, plus openings for early childhood clients in Anchorage  - and the long-awaited launch of our new

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Many thanks to everyone who donated and cooked to support our staff and client Thanksgiving celebrations!  There was a lot of pre-feasting last Wednesday (11/27/19).  We'd also like to thank the many businesses who have supported our work over the last year, including: Microcom Anchorage Yoga and Cycle Pure Barre Anchorage Bear Tooth

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Kensey has worked at FCMHS for five years, mostly as a Clinical Associate on the Adult team. She recently moved to the medical team as a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant). She plans to go to nursing school and eventually become a traveling nurse. In the meantime, she enjoys her clients at FCMHS.  Her favorite thing about them is how different

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With easy access to hand-held electronics, it can be tough for caregivers to set and enforce limits with their tweens and teens. In this free introductory class, Parenting with Love & Limits Program Manager Meghan Magone will present some technological solutions, but mostly she'll spend time on the relationship aspects of limit-setting. There

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