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:

Thursday, August 8, 2019 (Utqiagvik, AK)

Friday, August 30, 2019 (Anchorage, AK)

Child Exploitation & Trafficking

This CE workshop is unlike any other trafficking workshop and will be a unique experience for all who participate. Providing meaningful support for victims recovering from trafficking is absolutely critical and there are many quality programs across the United States doing just that. However, there is a gaping hole in recovery services for the consumers of the sex trade. This workshop takes a deeper look at the role consumers (sex addicts) play in continuing to give life to this devastating trend and explores healing and recovery options for everyone involved.

Monday, August 19. Part One: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (4 CE) & Part Two: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (4 CE) 
Register online

Host: Turnagain Center in Anchorage, AK.

Alisa Drake, MA, LPC (Owner, Turnagain Center), 907-301-3199 or email

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 )

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

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

Frontline Leadership

Registration is by application only. Save the Date.

December 3-5, 2019 in Anchorage

April 14-16, 2020 in Fairbanks.

More information will be coming soon.

Host: The Alaska Training Cooperative,, or 907-264-6244

Conflict Resolution Skills/Alternatives to Violence (AVP) Workshop – BASIC or ADVANCED

BASIC training will present conflict resolution skills through experiential learning exercises and practice with the goal of helping Direct Service providers and community members to think about and make choices to reduce conflicts in work and everyday settings. There will be 18 Contact Hours associated with this training.

ADVANCED is an 18 hour second level workshop is for those who have already taken the Basic workshop. This workshop focuses on the underlying causes of violence in and outside ourselves as well as the role and pieces we bring to ourselves and the world as peacemakers.

Host: The Alaska Training Cooperative,, or 907-264-6276

Mental Health First Aid For Older Adults (MHFA)

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 contact: Betsy Chivers,

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.
Classes will be listed as soon as they become available.

Person-Centered Thinking, Planning & Services

Person-Centered Thinking, Planning & Services is a distance delivered course tailored to the needs of Person-Centered Planning Facilitators and families/staff who participate in planning activities for individuals who experience disabilities.

This class will teach person-centered thinking, planning, and service delivery approaches, focusing on Personal Futures Planning, MAPS and PATHS for people who experience disabilities. Online / Web Delivered. Cost $125.00

Classes will be listed as soon as they become available: