Behavioral Health Camps for HS Students

Juneau School District Three-Day Behavioral Health Career Connections: April 11-13, 2019

This is not a school-sanctioned activity and requires a two-day absence. 

Participants can earn one University of Alaska credit for this class

This program is free for students 16 and older. Participants will be picked up from Juneau Douglas High School at 8:45 and dropped off at the same location at 5 pm. Registration Required. Registration Deadline: March 26, 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 will 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. 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 nonjudgmentally
  • 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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