Encore Presentation of Resilience at Bear Tooth Theatrepub
5:30 PM17:30

Encore Presentation of Resilience at Bear Tooth Theatrepub

After the sold out showing on November 6th, join us for a screening of Resilience, a documentary that chronicles the movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge neuroscience to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease.

Panel discussion to follow.

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WEBINAR Caring for the Caregiver:   Resiliency for the Healthcare Professional
11:00 AM11:00

WEBINAR Caring for the Caregiver: Resiliency for the Healthcare Professional

Learn the difference between compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue, and how those can impact your professional quality of life. Be able to identify three symptoms of compassion fatigue wexhibited by healthcare providers and be able to describe techniques for improving and maintaingin a healthy professional qualitey of life.

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to Oct 22

Resiliency Through Art Symposium

The first Upper Susitna Resiliency Through Art (RTA) Symposium is a free weekend of hands-on activities and stimulating conversation about art and health for the entire family! Artists, educators, and health professionals from around the State will engage with community members to make art, create connections, and build resiliency. All events are open to all ages.

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to Oct 18

2017 Elders & Youth Conference

The First Alaskans Institute Elders & Youth Conference is a dynamic convening that brings our Elders and Youth together to strengthen cultural continuity through inter-generational relationships that deepen their abilities to be leaders across Alaska and the world. This year marks the 34th annual statewide convening and First Alaskans Institute continues to be honored to steward this gathering of our most precious community members.

The conference will be held on Monday through Wednesday, October 16-18, 2017, at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage, Alaska.

First Alaskans Institute proudly announces: "Our 2017 conference theme “Part Land, Part Water – Always Native.” which speaks to how our identity as indigenous peoples is informed by our deep connection to our lands and waters, no matter where we live, and recognizes that Alaska always has been – and always will be – a Native place. Our theme was crafted using the thoughtful contributions and ideas of our 2017 Statewide Elders & Youth Council, FAI staff, and other members of the community."

Elders always FREE to attend.
Early Bird special for Youth registration is $45 (ends October 2nd). $55 for youth registration after October 2nd.

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to Oct 8

American Association of Birth Centers Institute: a Celebration of Resilience

The American Association of Birth Centers' annual conference is being held this year in Alaska -- in Anchorage, Alaska, specifically -- with a featured theme about adversity and resilience. There will be a workshop on the Adverse Childhood Experiences study and trauma and resilience research, one on trauma-informed midwifery. One of the keynote speakers is Micky Sperlich, CPM and PhD, co-author of the groundbreaking book and prenatal mental health intervention called "Survivor Moms." 


Learn more and register at:

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Living Well Alaska: Chronic Disease Self Management Series
2:00 PM14:00

Living Well Alaska: Chronic Disease Self Management Series

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Fill your “Living Well Toolbox” and have fun with others as you practice skills to live life to the fullest and meet day-to-day challenges of chronic illness. At a Living Well Alaska workshop, you will learn the skills to feel better, embrace life and spend less time in the doctor’s office or hospital.

~ Six 2.5 hour workshops each Tuesday for six weeks (except week of July 4th)
~ Bring your spouse, family member or friend
~ Workbook and refreshments are provided

Starts: September 12th, 2017
When: Tuesdays at 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM for six weeks
Where: Sunshine Community Health Center, Mile 4.4 S. Talkeetna Spur Rd.

To sign up please call Kirsten at (907) 733-9232 or email kstrolle@sunshineclinic.org .

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Thrive Summit 2.0 2017
to Aug 24

Thrive Summit 2.0 2017

A training event to inspire community capacity building for preventing simple, complex, and intergenerational trauma. Join us to grow in our understanding of how trauma affects Alaskans and how we can support healing in our community through knowledge and action.

Registration fee $25 per person for both days.

Brought to you by Women in Safe Homes. Contact Arika Paquette by phone at 907-228-4371 or email for more information!

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Resilience Screening (Free!)
5:30 PM17:30

Resilience Screening (Free!)

Join us for a free screening of 'Resilience- The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope', the follow-up film to the award-winning documentary Paper Tigers.

Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.

Screening made possible through support from the Alaska Children's Trust.

Brought to you by the Ketchikan Indian Community and Women in Safe Homes. Contact Arika Paquette by phone at 907-228-4371 or email.

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8:00 AM08:00

Conference: Longitudinal Progression of Complex Trauma & Addiction: Case Studies & Intervention

Register Online at www.akcache.org

Up to 11 CEs!

About the Conference:
The conference will spotlight case studies highlighting
the necessity of a multi-disciplinary approach in
addressing the complexity of trauma combined with

Addiction has been defined as a primary, chronic
disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and
related circuitry. A series of case studies will highlight
the dysfunction in these circuits over time, leading to
the characteristic biological, psychological, social and
spiritual manifestations.

Presenters will address the science which explains
clients’ inability to abstain, with remedies which
enhance will power. Speakers will define the essential
sequential shifts in thinking patterns that with
repetition result in addiction. The conference speakers
will discuss interventions addressing the addicts’
dysfunctional emotional and behavioral responses
impacting their interpersonal relationships.


Conference Registration
Pricing Details:
$100 Conference only
$125 Conference and Dinner presentation
$25 Dinner Presentation only

Limited scholarships available thanks to sponsorship by Recover Alaska. Please contact Jo Ann Jo Ann Bartley <jbartley@alaska.edu> if you'd like to request a scholarship. 

Register Online at www.akcache.org

Registration Assistance Provided by:
UAA Alaska Center for Rural Health and
Health Workforce - Alaska’s AHEC
3211 Providence Dr BOC 3-250
Anchorage, AK 99515-4614
Pat Sammartino 907-786-6589
Continuing Education Credits
Psychologist: UAA Center for


Behavioral Health Research & Services
(CBHRS) is approved by the American
Psychological Association to sponsor
continuing education for psychologists.
CBHRS maintains responsibility for
this program and its content. The activity has been
approved for up to 11 APA credits.
Social Worker: This program has been approved
by the National Association of Social Workers-
Alaska Chapter for 9.25 social work clock hours in
Substance Abuse Training per approval certificate
#OA081817-014 AK
Physician: This activity has been planned and
implemented in accordance with the accreditation
requirements of the Washington State Medical
Association. Providence Health System is accredited
by the WSMA to provide continuing medical
education for physicians.
Providence Health System designates this live
activity for a maximum of 9.5 AMA PRA Category
1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit
commensurate with the extent of their participation
in the activity.
Participants should check with their respective State
Boards to confirm acceptance of these credits.

Objectives of the Conference
After completion of the symposium, participants will
be better able to:
1. Name a structure in the brain involved in social
exclusion/social pain and its relationship to addiction.
2. Summarize common tactics utilized to justify
continued substance use.
3. Illustrate how literature can be a tool in
understanding maladaptive patterns of behavior.
4. Describe cognitive shifts that lead to addiction and
are involved in recovery.
5. Define the key federal and state laws governing
child protection practices.
6. Cite two examples of the way addiction and
attachment disorders mirror and mask one another.
7. Compare and contrast the efficacy of methadone,
buprenorphine and naltrexone in the treatment of
heroin addiction.


Sponsored by the UAA Department of Human Services, the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, NDTC, and Elements Behavioral Health.

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KPrep Together
11:00 AM11:00

KPrep Together

Come play! Learning activities for children age 3-5 and their parents, all based around this month's kindergarten preparedness theme about counting and numbers. Refreshments provided. 

Questions? Drop us a message or contact Jonathan Larson, ARISE community engagement manager, at 907-793-3603.

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Resilience the Movie - Free Showing
5:30 PM17:30

Resilience the Movie - Free Showing

Join us for a FREE screening of Resilience, a documentary that chronicles the movement among pediatricians, therapist, educators, and communities, who are using cutting-edge neuroscience to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease.
5:30pm - Doors Open
6pm - Screening Begins
7pm - Panel Discussion

This event is being organized by Providence Alaska, Alaska CARES, and the Alaska Children's Trust.

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11th Annual Book Party in the Park
4:00 PM16:00

11th Annual Book Party in the Park

Come get ready for school at thread’s annual family event! Children of all ages can take home free books while enjoying multilingual story time, live music, snacks, crafts, activities, and more! And, it’s all free! Parking is at Clark Middle School. This is an outdoor event. Please dress for the weather.

Brought to you by thread.

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Back-To-School Fair
10:00 AM10:00

Back-To-School Fair

Join United Way of Mat-Su and other local oranizations for an event dedicated to helping Mat-Su studetns get ready for school!

Stuff the Bus backpacks will be distributed along with sports physicals, immunizations, free haircuts, and much more!

All that is required to recive a backpack is that the student comes to the event or proof of registration! This is a great oppertunity for students to choose thier own backpacks and receive other resources to become school ready!

For more information contact (907)-745-5822 or give@unitedwaymatsu.org .

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