ACMHS Update
February 2019
ACMHS now offering
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
When parent-child relationships are strained by difficult child behaviors such as defiance, aggression and tantrums, PCIT may be able to help.
  • Children ages 2-7 and their parents/caregivers
  • An evidence-based, short-term intervention, with improvement shown within 3-4 sessions
Call 907-762-8667 or click here for more information.  
Meet Chip Ellis and Stephen Washington
It sometimes takes a try to two for someone seeking mental health services to find a clinician who is a good fit. For ACMHS client Chip Ellis, it was worth the effort. Read More.
What Why How We Eat: Alaska Seeds of Change at the Anchorage Museum
ACMHS program Alaska Seeds of Change is highlighted in a new Anchorage Museum exhibit, What Why How We Eat. Two living walls, one lettuce and one mint, are part of the exhibit and will be maintained by Seeds staff through the length of the exhibit (January 2020). There will be harvest demo days and other learning opportunities - more info on the Anchorage Museum webpage .
Moving toward Trauma-Informed Schools
ACMHS is proud to have been a part of this effort to make schools across Alaska more trauma-informed. Joshua Arvidson , Director of Child & Family programs, says it best:
" I'm optimistic that schools can become the best part of life and the best place and a refuge for kids and youth who experience social, emotional, mental health challenges and or traumatic experiences. I think that with enough caring adults and motivated youth it can happ en." ( link to full document )
Support ACMHS
It's not too late to Pick.Click.Give to ACMHS! Even if you have already filed for your Permanent Fund Dividend, you have until August 30 to and edit your Pick.Click.Give choices. And if you haven't filed yet, make sure you do by March 31!