The application period for this program is closed.
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 – February 1 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
- Eligibility to earn one UAS credit for successfully completing the program
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.
In the News – 2018 HEALTH Career Connections
Behavioral Health Career Connections Partners