PASS Plans as an Employment Funding Source for Students and Young Adults

Plans to Achieve Self Support (PASS) have been used by people with disabilities, parents, and organizational personnel for several years to provide services, equipment and training to employment seekers.

In this two hour session learn the basics of who can have a PASS, what the PASS may be used for, and how to write a PASS that can be authorized by SSA by using the plan form as an example.

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

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM

Contact Roger Shelley,

Building Strong Parents

A support group for Alaskan families who care for children with special needs. Share your ideas and stories in a neutral setting. Sign-up to connect in person or via teleconference.

Stone Soup Group

307 E. Northern Lights Blvd.
Anchorage, AK 99503

Dates of classes:

Go to the Stone Soup Group website for more information and to register.

Mental Health First Aid For Older Adults (MHFA) FY19

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) for Older Adults is designed to address the specific mental health and substance disorders common in the aging population. By 2030, adults over the age of 65 will account for nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population. In older adults, symptoms such as apathy, sleep disturbances and appetite changes can be attributed to physical health conditions, dementias or even as a normal part of the aging process.

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

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 08:30 AM until 05:00 PM  (WASILLA, AK)

C.E. Credit for Nursing – American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC): 8.00
Nursing CEs are being jointly provided by the Alaska Nurses Association and the Alaska Training Cooperative. The Alaska Nurses Association is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. CEs will be available for full participation.

2019 Winter Geriatric Healthcare Series

Nationally and regionally recognized NW GWEC faculty will present each topic and facilitate discussion. The series will assist providers in developing and enhancing health promotion interventions to prevent disease and postpone further disability for the older adults they serve. This series will give community-based providers working in the field of aging the opportunity to access valuable information without having to travel a great distance.

Video Conference   
Tuesdays, Jan 8 – Mar 12: 3:00pm – 4:30pm Alaska Time

Registration Information

Register online at the Alaska CACHE

National Center on Disability in Public Health and YOU!

Learn about the evidence-based strategies of the National Center on Disability in Public Health and how you can be a Disability in Public Health Coach, Site or Learner.

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

Public Health and YOU!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 8:00 AM until 9:00 AM

Building Capacity to Include People Who Have Disabilities in Health Promotion

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 8:00 AM until 9:00 AM

Sustaining Change & Inclusion: Healthcare Access Highlights from the National Center on Disability in Public Health

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 8:00 AM until 9:00 AM

Basic Concepts of Care Coordination FY19

This class is designed for new Care Coordinators not yet certified. It is a prerequisite to the State of Alaska’s Senior and Disability Services (SDS) three-day Beginning Care Coordination Training. This one-day course is designed to be interactive and provide attendees the opportunity to participate in discussions and activities.

Topics to be covered will include: Ethics, How to Serve Someone with a Disability, Advocacy, Person Centered Planning, and Skills of Interaction.

For more information or to register click the date below:

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 ( Wasilla, AK ) (face-to-face)
Friday, February 8, 2019 ( Online / Web Delivered )
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 ( Online / Web Delivered )
This webinar can be accessed anywhere you can connect with a computer. 

This training will be delivered as a webinar using Webinar connection information is available in the AKTC remote-learner portal after your registration and payment are processed. (Please allow 15 minutes for the system to update payment information before accessing the online training portal.)

Zoom can be used on a PC or Mac, laptop, IPad, tablet or smart phone and requires an Internet connection, a microphone and preferably a camera (most devices have a built-in mic and camera).

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.

More information is available on the registration pages by selecting a date below:

Friday, March 15, 2019 ( Anchorage, AK )
Friday, April 12, 2019 ( Anchorage. AK )
Friday, August 30, 2019 (Anchorage, AK)

Trauma 101

The Trauma 101 training focuses on understanding how trauma impacts the body and the brain, how people adapt to trauma, and what we can do as providers and community members to support recovery and resiliency.

Host: Alaska Child Trauma Center at ACMHS


C.E. Credit for BH – Alaska Board of Professional Counselors: 4.00
C.E. Credit for BH – Alaska Board of Social Work Examiners: 4.00

Click the date below for more information and to register:

Friday, January 11, 2019 at 09:00 AM until 01:00 PM   (Online/Web Delivered)

Self-Employment 1 FY19

Customized Employment recognizes Self-Employment as an acceptable work goal for people with disabilities who want to work, but want to define their own jobs as opposed to working for someone else. In this two-hour class, the basic elements and requirements for Self-Employment are introduced and discussed. 
We will also discuss some business funding sources available in Alaska.
You will get a certificate of attendance and completion when you take this class.

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

Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

36th Alaska Health Summit

Are you interested in presenting at or helping co-sponsor the 2019 AK Health Summit?

Diverse Stories Inspiring Community Action

January 2224, 2019
Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage, Alaska

All the information is at the link below:

36th Annual Health Summit