Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson
20150 New England Drive
Eagle River, AK  99577

(248) 225-6074

Anchorage Community Mental Health Services, Alaska Child Trauma Center

Funding Period: 
[2005 - 2009]

The Anchorage Community Mental Health Services Child Trauma Center provides evidence-based therapeutic services to children and families who have experienced complex trauma, and works to promote implementation of prevention and intervention services, based on best practices, throughout Anchorage. The center has developed and organized a Child Trauma Coalition—including service providers, educators, community leaders, advocates, and consumers—to advance systems change, build capacity, and promote community awareness.

In addition, the center serves as an expert resource regarding child trauma for Coalition members and the community at large. Working with the Coalition, the Trauma Center of Massachusetts, and the University of Alaska at Anchorage, the center is also helping to adapt, pilot, and evaluate the Trauma Center of Massachusetts's Attachment Self-Regulation and Competence (ARC) model to reflect local community needs, particularly those of Alaska Native children and children in the Alaska foster care system.

Joshua Arvidson
(907) 762-2817
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