Trainings We Offer

Alaska Behavioral Health and The Alaska Child Trauma Center provide training in trauma-informed care through partnerships with the National Childhood Traumatic Stress Network and the State of Alaska’s Trauma Training initiative. 

The Alaska Child Trauma Center is a regional training hub for the SAMHSA-supported National Complex Trauma Training Network, a certified ARC Training Site, and the lead agency for the Alaskan Trauma-Informed Care Statewide Training Initiative.

Training opportunities include:

Alaska Child Trauma Center Clinician Sicely Kluge, MSW, speaks at the Trauma-Informed Care Rounds Event at UAA’s College of Health. November, 2019

For more information on any of these training opportunities, please contact the Alaska Child Trauma Center’s Training Coordinator, Rozel Buzby at or call (907) 762-2852.


Trauma 101 Fall 2020 Schedule

Download the Fall 2020 training schedule

Trauma 101 training focuses on understanding how trauma impacts the body and the brain, how people adapt to trauma, and what we can do as providers, caregivers and community members to support recovery and resiliency. The Trauma 101 training is not a training on a specific type of intervention, but is focused on how we can use a better understanding of trauma to be trauma-informed. 

Local mental health and social service professionals participate in Trauma 101, facilitated by AKBH Clinician and Trainer Mara Hill, at the Katirvik Cultural Center in Nome, AK. Jan 2019
Alaska Child Trauma Center Clinician and Trainer Lindsay Coffey facilitates Trauma 101 at the BP Energy Center in Anchorage. March 2019
Clinician and AKBH trainer Mara Hill facilitates Trauma 101 at the Fairbanks Public Health Center. March 2019
After a full day of training over 50 community members in Juneau, AK, Clinical Manager, Marissa Hanson (right) and Training Coordinator, Rozel Buzby (left) make a quick stop at the Governor’s mansion before departing back to Anchorage. September 2019
Mara Hill takes a break from trauma training to check out the artwork murals painted on community buildings in Dillingham, AK. Oct, 2019

Course options include a half day webinar or full day in-person training. CEU hours have been approved for State of Alaska Licensed Professional Counselors through October 2021. CEU hours for State of Alaska Licensed Clinical Social Workers have been approved through June 2020. Trauma 101 courses are taught by licensed clinicians at the Alaska Child Trauma Center. 

Meet our Trainers!


Marissa Hanson, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Manager of Wrap-Around Services

Marissa Hanson, MSW, LCSW is a clinical manager and clinician at Alaska Behavioral Health. She has a Certificate in Interpersonal Trauma Studies and has been working with children and their families who have experienced trauma since 2010. Marissa provides trauma training and clinical consultation throughout Alaska.


Mara Hill, MS, LPC


Mara has been a clinician with Alaska Behavioral Health since 2015, when she graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a degree in clinical psychology and a certificate in children’s mental health. Mara enjoys facilitating preschool psychotherapy groups, eating peanut butter on fruit, and going outside.

In this video, Mara explains why she loves her role working at AKBH.

Please note: There is no charge at this time to participate in Trauma 101 trainings, but participants must register in advance. 


Alaska Advanced Trauma Training Institute

Each year, the Alaska Advanced Trauma Training Institute features state 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 trauma in children and adults.

This event is hosted by the Alaska Child Trauma Center with support of the State of Alaska, Division of Behavioral Health.

2020 Trauma Institute attendee Mara Hill participating at this year’s first ever virtual conference from her back yard in downtown Anchorage. June 3, 2020