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.

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:

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 09:00 AM until 03:00 PM (Online / Web Delivered)
This webinar can be accessed anywhere you can connect with a computer. 

This training will be delivered as a webinar using Zoom.us. 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).

Hot Topics in Practice Webinar: Rural Mental Health

Rural and frontier areas are developing innovative ways to harness limited resources in addressing high rates of suicide, depression, and drug use. In the November session of Hot Topics in Practice, Judith LaPan, MS, MBA, discusses how her rural health department adopted an emergency response framework to better support emotional health and wellness among community members.

For more information or to register click the date below:

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 11:00 AM until noon

Micro Enterprise Grant Informational Webinar

Why & Who: Individuals with disabilities and their families will receive an opportunity to get an overview of the Micro Enterprise grant. Learn how to apply and get your questions answered. Learn about the experiences of other individuals who have used the grant towards their self-employment goals.

For questions, please contact: Larrisa Cummings, UAA, Center for Human Development, larrisa@alaskachd.org

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

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at noon until 01:00 PM

Sex Offenders and Victims: Current Trends

Two Day Event: Thursday, November 29 and Friday, November 30, 2018

Sex Offenders and Victims: Current Trends will focus on current developments in work with sex offenders and victims of sexual offenses. Some topics to be addressed include acquaintance sex offenses, counter-intuitive victim behavior, assessment and treatment of offenders, as well as deceptions and denial. The training will include reflections on Alaska Native cultural considerations in work with victims and offenders.

Day One: Will begin by exploring dynamics of acquaintance rape and other sexual offenses committed by someone known to the victim. Counter intuitive victim behavior and implications will be addressed. Sex offender typology will be presented, including discussion of psychopathy. Estimates suggest that juvenile sex offenders commit between 1/3 and ½ of all child molestations. The types of juvenile offenders will be discussed along with current methods of assessing their risk. Alaska Native cultural reflections will be shared by Rev. Anna Frank.

Day Two: Current trends in sex offender assessment and treatment that reduces offending will be reviewed. The training will look at reliable methods of detecting deception. Many methods suggested by conventional wisdom are not accurate and those that are more accurate are lesser known. The dynamics of delayed disclosure will be presented. Finally, the general literature on suggestibility is often used in court to discount the reports of children. This section will look at which research is applicable to child sexual abuse cases and which cannot be fairly applied. Alaska Native cultural reflections will be shared by Rev. Anna Frank.

C.E. Credit for BH – National Association of Social Workers Alaska Chapter (NASW-AK): 14.00 [pending] FREE to $220.00 (depending on options)

If you have questions about this training please contact: Sarah McConnell, 907-456-4215, ssmcconnell@alaska.edu

Breakfast, beverages, and snacks will be provided each day with lunch on your own.

Also offered via Zoom.us software as a face-to-face training using your computer, tablet, other smart device.

Please download the Training Flyer for information on our presenters: Dr. Anna Salter, Ph.D. and Rev Anna Frank

Directions to Gorsuch Commons
From Tudor Road: Turn north onto Elmore Drive
Make a u-turn at the roundabout by going all the way around it.
The parking are will be your next right (it is between the roundabout and Tudor Road)

From Providence Drive: Turn right onto Elmore Drive
Go straight at the roundabout
The parking area will be on your next right (it is between the roundabout and Tudor Road)

For Free Parking both days – use the Willow Lot

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

FREE

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:

Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 09:00 AM until 04:00 PM   (Fairbanks, AK)

Monday, December 17, 2018 at 09:00 AM until 04:00 PM   (Anchorage, AK)

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

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)

 

Alaska Native Storytelling: Teaching 10,000+ Years of Evidence BHCE

This is the time of year for Alaska Native storytelling, which has long taught and passed on their 10,000+ years of evidence based practice through the generations. Stories teach beliefs and practices that support wellness, healing and survival of life’s challenges, while often informing contemporary science.

C.E. Credit for BH – 2.00

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

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 05:00 PM until 07:00 PM

 

Sex Talk for Self-Advocates #3

Join us for Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #3, Safe Sex Practices – Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). This webinar series addresses self-advocate questions about relationships and sexuality. Webinar #3 will focus on safe sex practices related to sexually transmitted infections.

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

Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM AKST

Traditional Health Based Practices FY19 (THBP)

Trainees are provided with foundational information on traditional lifestyles and health practices of people living in Alaska prior to western contact. They will be introduced to beliefs, attitudes, and knowledge of health promotion and maintenance that were practiced, and will examine major changes leading to the current health status of the Alaska Native community.

C.E. Credit for BH – Alaska Board of Social Work Examiners: 8.00
Specialization: Cross Cultural: Alaska Native Specific
Class is approved, renewal is pending.
C.E. Credit for BH – Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification (ACBHC): 8.00
Specialization: Meets requirement for class of this title.
C.E. Credit for CHAP – Community Health Aide Program Certification Board (CHAPCB): 8.00
Specialization: Meets requirement for class of this title

All are Online / Web Delivered.

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

Friday, December 7, 2018, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM with one hour lunch on your own

Friday, February 8, 2019, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM with one hour lunch on your own

Friday, March 8, 2019, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM with one hour lunch on your own

If registration is closed and you wish to be added to a wait list, please contact Sarah McConnell, 907-456-4215 or ssmcconnell@alaska.edu