Past Events

April 2017

North Star Behavioral Health 3rd Biannual Holistic Healthcare Conference
April 12-13, 2017
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June 2016

USARAK Suicide Prevention Training June 23, 2016

Event: USARAK Suicide Prevention Training on 23 June 2016

Hosted by USARAK G1

Conducted by the Chris Kyle Patriots Hospital

Location: Fort Richardson Theater

Date:  23 June 2016 at 1500-1700

385 attendees signed in!

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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Family Trauma in Primary Care Practice
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May 2016

Welcome Home Event
Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND)
Saturday May 14th, 2016 12:00-4:00pm
Location: The Alaska Zoo; Gateway Hall – 4731 O’Malley Rd. Anchorage
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Psychiatric Nursing Essentials

Friday May 6, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM AKDT
The Trail – Gym

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On January 21 the Forget Me Not Coalition held its first Cabin Fever Reliever for spouses and youth on JBER. The special event provided participants with the opportunity to connect with variety of community and installation resources, and to take part in the QPR Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention training facilitated by Elke Villegas, Director of Business Development, Colette Moring, Military Liaison, and Corrie Dreher, Suicide Prevention Coordinator for the Alaska VA Healthcare System. North Star Behavioral Health is dedicated to providing suicide prevention training across the state of Alaska. View the Arctic Warrior Flickr album for Cabin Fever Reliever.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Family Trauma in Primary Care Practice
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PowerPoint Presentation

“Instilling Hope in Veterans with PTSD: Integrating Trauma-Informed Care with Recovery Principles”

June 30, 2015
Presented by: Stephanie Rodriguez, PhD and Camilla Madden, PhD — Clinical Psychologists; Alaska VA Healthcare System
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“North Star Behavioral Health’s 2nd Annual Holistic Healthcare Conference”

April 22 -23, 2015
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“Trauma Stewardship”

March 3, 2015
Presented by: Annalisa Blackham, LCSW — Clinical Program Administrator, Copper Hills Youth Center
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“Understanding and Supporting Individuals with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure”

February 17, 2015
Presented by: Cheri Scott — Faculty, UAA Arctic FASD Regional Training Center; Co-Founder and Family Support Program Project Manager, Stone Soup Group
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Additional Documents:

“Adverse Childhood Experiences in Alaska”

January 6th, 2015
Presented by: Pat Sidmore, MSW — Research Analyst/Planner — Alaska Mental Health Board/Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
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“Culture and Communication”

November 4, 2014
Presented by: Rev. Fr. Michael J. Oleksa, Consultant — Alaska Consulting and Teaching Services
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“Medical Effects of Marijuana/The Colorado Experience with Legalization”

October 14, 2014
Presented by: Dr. Doris Gundersen, Assistant Professor — Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado; Boarded in Psychiatry and Neurology; Fellowship trained in Forensic Psychiatry
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Additional Presentation Materials:

“Let’s Talk Prevention”

October 7, 2014
Presented by: Jennifer Frysz, LCSW
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“Continuity of Care: Connections to Hope”

August 19, 2014
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“Disorganized Attachment & Dissociation in Children”

July 1, 2014
Presented by: Kimber Olson, LCSW, BCD
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“3-5-7 MODEL© A Readiness for Permanency Relational Practice”

June 10, 2014
Presented by: Darla L Henry, PhD, MSW, MRS; Alaska Center for Resource Families
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“Assessment and Treatment of Challenging Behaviors in Children with Autism – Inpatient Approaches”

May 2, 2014
Presented by: Matthew Siegel, MD Director—Developmental Disorders Program, Spring Harbor Hospital; Clinical Investigator—Maine Medical Center Research Institute; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry—Tufts University School of Medicine
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“Why Adverse Childhood Experiences are so Adverse: The Emerging Field of Behavioral Epigenetics”

May 6, 2014
Presented by: Mark Erickson, MD—Psychiatrist and Director of Tele-Behavioral Health, Alaska Psychiatric Institute; Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry—University of Washington School of Medicine
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“Alaska Psychiatry Workforce Update”

March 18, 2014
Presented By: Alexander von Hafften, MD—Alaska Psychiatry Workforce Committee
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“Psychotic Prodrome”

February 18, 2014
Presented By: Maj Michael Alcorn, MD and Capt William Kerst, PhD
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“Applying Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to Substance Use Disorders”

January 21, 2014
Presented by: Julia Jackson, MFT, MSCC, CDCI—Clinical Director, ARCH, Volunteers of America
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