Join us for a Meet the Moment Town Hall Meeting Tonight!

You are invited to AK-PA’s Call to Action: Meet the Moment Zoom Town Hall Series!

Meet the Moment: Addressing Inequality
August 10, 2020  |  6-8pm

Zoom meeting ID: 854 7598 5290
Passcode: 228975

Presenters: Kathleen Baldwin-Johnson (Crisis Now) and Deputy Chief Ken McCoy (Anchorage Police Department)

The goal: To start the conversation about addressing inequality in our communities, including the impact of racism and health disparities in physical and mental health in Alaska.

Why: The Alaska Psychological Association is committed to justice and speaking up in times of injustice. We believe that no one should have to feel fear, anxiety, or threatened because of their skin color. We are committed to highlighting and celebrating diversity.

Please join us with your questions and concerns!

This is the first in a series of Town Hall meetings hosted by AK-PA to address inequality in our community. We will continue this iportant dialogue with ongoing Meet the Moment Town Halls via Zoom.

The focus of AK-PA’s first Town Hall in the Meet the Moment series identifies ways the mental health community can address issues related to racism and mental health in policing and behavioral health crisis management (Crisis Now model).

In an effort to provide information about current needs and to learn more about the role of mental health providers in fighting for equality, we have invited Kathleen Baldwin-Johnson with Crisis Now and Deputy Chief Ken McCoy with APD to speak with us.

In preparation for AK-PA’s first Meet the Moment or to learn more, watch current ongoing courageous conversations in our community:

Town Hall with Mayor Ethan Berkowitz and APD as an introduction to APD policing: https://www.facebook.com/MayorBerkowitz/videos/virtual-town-hall-with-mayor-berkowitz-and-apd/695338884373686

KTUU One Alaska discussion with community leaders: https://www.ktuu.com/2020/07/28/ktuu-2-hour-special-one-alaska-many-voices/

Join us for AK-PA’s Annual Meeting!

AK-PA members are invited to join the Board for AK-PA’s Annual Meeting from 6.00 – 7.00pm on Monday, December 09. We will be meeting at Marco T’s Pizzeria, 302 W Fireweed Lane, Anchorage, AK 99503.

Find us in the side room, hear what AK-PA has been doing for you this past year, and enjoy a complimentary beverage of your choice as a small token of thanks for your membership.

We hope to see you there!

Upcoming APAGS Quarterly Event

Join us for AK-PA’s upcoming Quarterly Event (formerly 5th Fridays) on October 24th from 6pm to 7:30pm. We are honored to host Elsie Boudreau as our special presenter. Elsie’s story was portrayed in the PBS documentary The Silence and she will facilitate a discussion on historical and intergenerational trauma. Don’t miss this special opportunity to meet a true advocate for Alaskan communities!

APAGS Quarterly Event Flier

Upcoming MLA Workgroup Session

Attention AK-PA members!
 
Please consider joining the Board at a workgroup session regarding the proposed Model Licensure Act (MLA) and what that may mean for Alaska. We will be discussing the work that has been accomplished and planning our next steps of this ambitious project. The workgroup session will be held at Marco T’s Pizza in midtown Anchorage (302 W Fireweed Lane). We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Fifth Friday Event!

Join us on September 29 for AK-PA’s Fifth Friday event!

Katie Bell, MA, LPC, specializes in a whole person approach to understanding and practicing adolescent, adult, and family psychotherapy. She is a Registered Art Therapist and will be presenting on the topic of art therapy.

Visit our Fifth Friday Socials page to learn more about these events!