Behavioral Health Camps for HS Students

The Northwest AHEC and Ilisagvik College are hosting a fully-funded (including travel)  Behavioral Health Camp in Barrow, June 9-15. Find out more and register here.

Dates for the next Behavioral Health Career Connections in Southeast Alaska will be announced in Fall 2019.

Based out of Bartlett Regional Hospital, Behavioral Health Career Connections is designed for students ages 16 and older to explore career pathways in the field of behavioral health. Students learn about key topics in behavioral health including wellness techniques, abuse, neglect, addiction, grief, stress and mental health while discovering career paths within the field. Students also explore careers in the field including social work, counseling, psychology, psychiatry, behavioral health aides and other positions.

Participants can earn one University of Alaska credit for this class.

The program includes:

  • Site visits to explore behavioral health careers
  • Presentations by behavioral health professionals
  • Mental Health First Aid training (eight-hour, internationally recognized, certificate training)
  • Classroom work to learn how to become a behavioral health professional

Mental Health First Aid teaches skills that enable participants to:

  • Promote mental health literacy
  • Combat stigma of mental illness
  • Enable early intervention through recognition of signs and symptoms
  • Connect people to care
The course teaches participants how to apply the ALGEE action plan: 
  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen non-judgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information 
  • Encourage appropriate professional help 
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

KTOO visits January 2019 Behavioral Health Career Connections

In the News – 2018 HEALTH Career Connections

Behavioral Health Career Connections Partners

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