Behavioral Health Career Connections is designed for students ages 16 and older to explore career pathways in the field of behavioral health. Students can earn up to 1 college credit and 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 will explore careers including social workers, counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, behavioral health aides, and other positions within the field of behavioral health and human services.
January 28, 2019 – February 1, 2019 in Juneau at Bartlett Regional Hospital
Behavioral Health Career Connections is a one-week, residential program that includes:
- Site visits to explore behavioral health careers
- Presentations by behavioral health professionals
- Presentations by college professors
- Presentation on opioids and other illegal substances by Andy Jones, Director of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Service’s Office of Substance Misuse and Addiction Prevention
- Mental Health First Aid training (eight-hour, internationally recognized, certificate training)
- Classroom work to learn how to become a behavioral health professional
This program is free to students (16 and older) and chaperones. The program includes travel and lodging costs. All district teams must be accompanied by a chaperone (preferably a science teacher or counselor). For more information, please contact us.
School District Letters of Intent Deadline: December 7, 2018.
Until all Letters of Intent are received, district teams are limited to five students and one chaperone. If districts have more than five students interested in this program, they should list the TOTAL amount on the Letter of Intent form. We will let districts know by 12/13/18 if we can accommodate their full request.
Acceptance will be on a first-come, first-served basis. This program is open to all school districts but Southeast Alaska schools will have priority. Student application forms will be emailed to districts once district teams are accepted into the program. Students must be 16 to participate. All participants will be required to fill out an immunization form since the program will take place at Bartlett Regional Hospital. Forms will be supplied after a district’s acceptance into the program.
Behavioral Health Career Connections Partners