Trainings We Offer

ACMHS 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. 

Courses includes:

  • Trauma 101
  • ARC (Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency Development; a framework for working with complex trauma in youth)

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. 


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. 

Course options include a half day webinar or full day in-person training. CEU hours may be considered for Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed Clinical Social Workers. Trauma 101 courses are taught by licensed clinicians at the Alaska Child Trauma Center. 

Please note: There is no charge at this time to participate in Trauma 101 trainings, but participants must register in advance. For more information, please contact the Alaska Child Trauma Center’s Training Coordinator Rozel Buzby at or call (907) 762-2852.

Please see our training calendar for courses open for registration.

Alaska Advanced Trauma Training Institute

June 3, 2020

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.

Registration and agenda here.