February 3 - 6, 2020, in Juneau
2020 Behavioral Health Career Connections is FREE to school district teams. Students must be 16 or older.
Based out of Bartlett Regional Hospital, Behavioral Health Career Connections is designed for students, age 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
District teams are comprised of up to five students and a chaperone. Chaperones must be school employees; teachers or counselors preferred. All teams must arrive in Juneau on February 2 and depart after 1 pm on February 8, 2020.
The program covers the cost of instruction, transportation in Juneau, housing in Juneau and all meals. School districts and/or participants are responsible for the cost of travel to and from Juneau. Alaska Air Discount Code Available.
Students must be 16 or older to participate in this program.
For more information, email or call 907-586-6806
"Behavioral Health Career Connections made me 100% sure that I want to go to college for a career in behavioral health"
School district teams will be accepted on a rolling basis. School districts are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
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 Mental Health First Aid training was incredibly helpful and informative. It has increased my interest in the field of mental health. I also feel more confident on how to to deal with situations around me."