Trauma Informed Schools

The Department of Education & Early Development (DEED) and the Association of Alaska School Boards (AASB) released a new resource for Alaska schools entitled “Transforming Schools: A Framework for Trauma-Engaged Practice in Alaska”.  Their press release describes the guide as an innovative framework that "provides schools with a detailed roadmap illuminating the steps that can be taken to … Read More

Meet Sauniga Gogo.

Meet Sauniga Gogo. He’s a big guy, and he hugs often: you feel his warmth the minute you meet him. His staff call him “Gogo” and respond with smiles to his shouts of greeting down the hallways.  Sauniga Gogo has been general manager at this midtown Anchorage hotel for about a month. A year-and-a half ago, he was homeless. Gogo says he came to Alaska from Pago Pago when he was 17 to finish … Read More

Finding stability with FCMHS

Chad came in for services at Fairbanks Community Mental Health Services last summer. At the time, he was on the verge of complete homelessness – living in an old motel that had been shut down and abandoned because it was caving in, more or less. He’d been on the decline for about five years, ever since the former Fairbanks behavioral health center went bankrupt: he got disconnected from … Read More

Child & Family Services Accepting New Clients

January 15, 2019 Accepting New Clients ages 3-24 The Alaska Child Trauma Center at ACMHS, ACMHS Child & Family Services team and the ACMHS Parenting with Love and Limits programs are pleased to announce that we have openings for services in Anchorage and are accepting new clients. Please call our referral line 907-762-8667 to schedule an intake appointment. We are also now able to … Read More

ACMHS selected for national learning collaborative on youth mental health

ACMHS Selected for National Learning Collaborative to Address Youth Mental Health "Connected" will bring together five youth-serving organizations from across the country Anchorage, AK, December 26, 2018- Anchorage Community Mental Health Services is pleased to announce that we have been selected to be part of a national learning collaborative aimed at reducing anxiety, depression and … Read More

ACMHS December Newsletter

Check out the ACMHS December Newsletter here!  We wish our longest-serving Board Member, Dr. Phillip Bach, a fond farewell as he retires from the board. … Read More

ACMHS November Newsletter

Check out the November ACMHS Newsletter here! … Read More

Thank you, Community!

We'd like to thank several companies for helping to make our holidays a little brighter this year. Thanks to Microcom for sponsoring an employee fundraiser, raising $1000, and coming to take a tour of Alaska Seeds of Change!   Big Ray's - the Alaskan Outfitter donated warm socks, hats, etc. to provide holiday gifts for some of our clients this year.  Thank you!! … Read More

Earthquakes & Mental Health – Resources for families

National Child Traumatic Stress Network - USGS Earthquake ABC's - American Academy of CHild & Adolescent Psychiatry … Read More

Check out these new videos about Alaska Youth Advocates and Little Tykes! … Read More