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Child & Family Services

Child and Family Services Continuum provides a wide range of therapeutic services to moderately and severely emotionally disturbed children, adolescents and their families. The programs in the Continuum specialize in trauma informed and focused practices, early childhood intervention, intervention with older children and adolescents, and family intervention. The scope of services provide a comprehensive array of community based mental health services designed to enable children and adolescents to live successively in their community. Families are offered training and support to create more successful family communication and healthy home living environments.

Family Services/Alaska Child Trauma Center -provides multiple services to children, adolescents, and families, including providing trauma-focused services to children ages 3-12 that have experienced complex trauma (child abuse, neglect, exposure to domestic violence or sexual abuse):

  • Individual and Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Assessment and Treatment Planning/Coordination
  • Case Management
  • Skill Development
  • Psychoeducational Services
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Home and Community Based Services
  • Independent Living Program for Transitional Aged Youth

Trauma Training – ACMHS and the Alaska Child Trauma Center provide expert consultation on early childhood through the Childcare Consultation Project and the Early Learning Network. The network hosts a once a month statewide conference call to consult with clinical staff on issues of early childhood and diagnosis.  ACMHS is also the lead agency in the state’s Trauma Informed Care Initiative and provides multiple training opportunities each year.

Little Tykes Therapeutic Services – provides comprehensive wrap around services for children ages 2-5 and their families. Services are provided in a structured, safe, secure, nurturing environment led by mental health professionals. In Group Therapy the children learn to express and manage their emotions so that they will have healthier functioning in other areas of life including home, community, and school. Support services such as family therapy and caregiver group therapy by staff help parents to understand their children and to master relationship and communication skills to help their child develop into happy, healthy children.

Parenting With Love and Limits© – Intensive family preservation program which lasts 7-10 weeks, incorporating brief strategic family therapy, group therapy for teens and parents, and individualized in-home family coaching, serves families with youth 10-18 years of age. This program is a part of the Bring the Kids Home Statewide Initiative, aimed at keeping youth out of psychiatric residential care or successfully bringing them home from residential care.

Alaska Youth Advocates – AYA’s mission is to advocate for and foster the well-being of at risk youth so they may lead productive lives. AYA runs a drop in-center for youth age 13-23 at 744 W. 26th Avenue, open each Monday- Thursday from 1- 5 pm.  Youth can access food and clothing pantries, receive assistance connecting to services including mental health supports, and simply hang out in a warm, safe, place for a few hours each day.  Youth Peer Outreach Workers also do street outreach to find at-risk youth and community presentations.

Military Family Child Trauma Program – This program provides therapeutic services for children and their family who have experienced trauma and are affiliated with any branch of the military.  This program is accepting new participants.  For intake, please call 762-3115.

For more information on Child and Family Services, please call 907-564-0954.  To reach the intake line, call 762-3115.