Core Concepts, Addressing Compassion in Challenging Environments

This Face-to-Face three-day, complimentary training addressing trauma fatigue for those whose job confronts substance misuse in high stress situations.
Core Concepts will help you develop communication techniques for building and maintaining effective relationships, critically important in law enforcement, fire, EMS, and other fields.

WASILLA – Aug. 19-21

FAIRBANKS – Aug. 28-30

Learn more and register at:

Host: SOA DHSS Office of Substance Misuse & Addiction Prevention, Southcentral Foundation

Alaska Core Competencies

The Alaska Core Competencies are a set of essential skills for DSPs (direct support providers or direct support professionals) who deliver services to persons with mental health and substance use conditions, intellectual and physical disabilities, and older adults who need long-term services and support.

There are 10 broad competency categories which are broken down into 42 individual competencies, and then each competency is defined by behavioral descriptors. This is a unique feature which allows workers to understand what it looks like to perform at the Excellent, Satisfactory, and Unsatisfactory levels.

You must register for all listed classes to complete the training. OR if you have already completed some training you may register for only the classes you have missed.

All classes are live, Online/Web delivered. Attendees may use a PC or Mac, laptop, tablet or smart phone with Internet connectivity, camera and microphone. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 ( Online / Web Delivered )
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 ( Online / Web Delivered )

Host: The Alaska Training Cooperative,, or 907-264-6233

Serious Mental Illness/Substance Use Disorders and Tailoring FEP Programs to Serve Women

This webinar will explore how mental health and substance use treatment providers currently care for women with co-occurring first episode psychosis (FEP), serious mental illness (SMI), and substance use disorder (SUD) and what questions remain in relation to treating this population of women with complex presentations.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM

Host: SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Most people have heard of First Aid and CPR to address physical distress, but what happens when someone is exhibiting signs of emotional or mental distress?

The Alaska Training Cooperative (AKTC) is providing the community with a groundbreaking public education program Mental Health First Aid that helps the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. Mental Health First Aid is an interactive eight-hour course funded by the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority that teaches participants about the risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems and provides an overview of treatment resources and options.

For more information or to register click on the date:

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 ( Soldotna, Alaska )

Thursday, August 29, 2019 ( Soldotna, Alaska )

Thursday, November 14, 2019 ( Anchorage, Alaska )
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 ( Anchorage, Alaska )
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 ( Anchorage, Alaska )
Thursday, March 5, 2020 ( Anchorage, Alaska )
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 ( Anchorage, Alaska )
Friday, May 8, 2020 ( Anchorage, Alaska )

Host: The Alaska Training Cooperative,, or 907-264-6228

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.

This training is free and includes C.E. Credit for Nursing – American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC): 8.00.

For more information or to register click on the date below:

Friday, August 30, 2019 (Anchorage, AK)
Friday, September 27, 2019 ( Anchorage, AK )

nTIDE Lunch & Learn Webinar Series

The First Friday of every month. Noon to 1:00 pm EST or 8:00 am to 9:00 am AST

• Overview of National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) Jobs Report Release –
Andrew Houtenville, UNH-IOD & Elaine Katz, Kessler Foundation
• News from the field of Disability Employment – Denise Rozell, AUCD;
• Guest Panelist – TBD
• Open Question & Answer period for attendees

For more information or to register click on this link: REGISTER HERE

Host: Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment Policy and Measurement (EPM-RRTC)

National Certificate in Employment Services (NCES)

The National Certificate in Employment Services (NCES) concentrates on practical employment strategies for people with disabilities and provides an overview of significant disabilities, practical strategies for career development, job development and job support, and rehabilitation issues/current trends. This class (or equivalent certification through bi-annual testing through ACRE) is required by the State of Alaska in order to become a Community Rehabilitation Services Provider (CRP).

Mondays and Wednesdays 9am-1pm (AKST), September 16-October 23, 2019

Host: Rural AKHealth Professions Foundation/AKTraining Cooperative, 907-264-6260