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KTVA Story on Mental Illness Awareness Week

KTVA story on Mental Illness Awareness Week - October 11, 2018   … Read More

Finding Help with Parenting Challenges at ACMHS

Finding Help with Parenting Challenges By Jessica Cochran ACMHS Child and Family Services, October 1, 2018 It’s the last of six evening sessions for this group of five families enrolled in Parenting with Love and Limits® (PLL). That means it's potluck night, and the younger kids especially can’t wait to load up their plates with sub sandwiches, chips and home-made pasta casserole, carried in … Read More

“He has adjusted so much better than almost any person who worked on his case ever hoped.“

When D. first came to live with Karen R. and her husband, he was almost five years old and he had been seriously abused. D.’s care team from the Office of Children’s Services helped connect his new family with services to begin the long road to recovering from that history.  That included therapy through the Alaska Child Trauma Center at ACMHS. For about two years, D. met with therapist Kristin … Read More

ACMHS/FCMHS Quarterly Update

Read our June 2018 ACMHS/FCMHS Quarterly newsletter here: https://conta.cc/2IJzSUA   … Read More

Residential Team helps clients work toward independent living

Lunch with the Residential Team By Stephanie Rhoades, ACMHS Board Member There's a little place in Anchorage where lunch is served every Wednesday and Friday in a setting so intimate and secure that one diner spoke openly of feeling depressed from being so far away from his family and the positive steps he took to address that feeling, steps outlined in his personal safety plan.  The day I … Read More

ACMHS Leadership Update, June 2018

Leadership Changes at ACMHS, June 2018 Update By Jessica Cochran, Executive Coordinator CEO Jim Myers has been at ACMHS for 6 months now, and CEO for 5 of them.  Leadership consultant Don Tebbe calls this the “Post-Hire-Taking -Charge phase”, and says it lasts for 6 to 12 months, often through a complete annual budget cycle. But he goes on to say that “taking charge is a two-way street that … Read More

ACMHS Announces new CEO Jim Myers, MBA

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Resources for parents when talking to children about trauma

Below are some links to papers released by the National Child Trauam Institute in the wake of recent events.  Included are tips on how to talk to children about trauma and resources for parents.  Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected. Tip Sheet for Youth Talking to Journalists about the Shooting Talking to Children about the Shooting Psychological Impact of the Recent … Read More

Recent Public Service Announcements

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