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, September 27, 2019 ( Seward, AK )

Friday, September 27, 2019 ( Anchorage, AK )
Saturday, October 26, 2019 ( Mountain Village , AK )

3rd Annual Peer Power Self-Advocacy Summit

Friday, September 27 from 5:00PM until 8:00PM.

Saturday, September 28 from 9:00AM until 6:30PM

Sunday, September 29 from 9:00AM to 2:00PM

Embassy Suites by Hilton in Anchorage, AK

This year’s Summit is intended for people with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) who are 18 years of age or older. The focus for this year is as follows: Micro Enterprise and the role of the Trust; Supported Decision-Making Agreements, (regarding agreement development); Friendship and Dating- Healthy Relationships; Able Act and the Transition Plan; DD Shared Vision; and Budget Authority, as well as other important subject matters. We encourage individuals from all regions of Alaska to join the Summit and learn better skills for self-advocacy.

For more information and registration click HERE

‘Super Advocate’ Advocacy Trainings

Trust Beneficiary Focus free one-day training offers tools and hands-on practice for advocating for policy and funding decisions that affect Trust beneficiaries (people with mental illness, substance use disorders, intellectual/developmental disabilities, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, traumatic brain injury, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders). Who is this training for? Peers and people with lived
experience, family members, providers of services, administrators, and others interested in advocating for issues that affect the well-being of all Alaskans.

Friday, September 27, 2019 at 09:00 AM until 04:00 PM (Kenai, AK)

If you have questions, please contact Teri at 907-465-4765, or by email:

Host: Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority

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

Trauma Treatment for Youth & Adults with IDD

In this session, research will be presented that demonstrates the extraordinarily high rates of trauma that people who have disabilities suffer. We will then discuss factors that contribute to this population’s vulnerability as well as reasons why they are less likely to spontaneously recover from traumatic stress.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM 

(Online/Web Delivered)

Host: National Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

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)

Basic Concepts of Care Coordination

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.

For more information or to register click the date below:

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 ( Anchorage, Alaska )
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 ( Online / Web Delivered )
This webinar can be accessed anywhere you can connect with a computer. 

Question Persuade and Refer Suicide Prevention (QPR)

Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper training is an emergency mental health intervention for suicidal persons. QPR is a basic education program that teaches everyday community members how to recognize a suicide risk and how to get a person at risk the help they need. It is also an action plan that can result in lives saved.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM (Anchorage, AK)

Host: Rural AKHealth Professions Foundation/AKTraining Cooperative