North Star Behavioral Health Systems is one of the largest behavioral health systems in Alaska specializing solely in treating children and families. Our staff members have chosen to work here because they are exceptional people with extraordinary dedication. Our multi-disciplinary team is comprised of psychiatrists, medical doctors, nurses, clinicians, mental health specialists, dieticians, activity therapists, certified recreational therapists, and ANPs who have professional certifications and outstanding skills in working with children and families. We believe our work is the most important work that we can do. The team approach and family atmosphere at North Star reinforce our staff’s commitment to our work — which makes a difference for the future of our communities.
Adolescent Residential Center for Help (ARCH) is an intensive, residential treatment program for chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders. Located in Eagle River, the facility houses 24 residents ages 13 through 18. Length of stay ranges from 5 to 7 months, depending upon the individual needs of patients.
- Psychological services
- Group, individual and family counseling
- On-site educational services through the Anchorage School District
- Nutritional programs and information.
- ARCH is approved by the Division of Behavioral Health and is licensed through the Alaska Division of Public Health. (907) 279-9634
Alaska Child & Family brings hope to troubled young lives through a broad range of mental health services. Our residential psychiatric treatment, community based programs and treatment foster homes offer the structure, care and expertise to help young people facing significant challenges build strong, positive, healthy lives.
AK Child & Family’s residential treatment program provides a healing and collaborative environment guided by the principals of trauma informed care. The residential program is designed to serve youth who have emotional, psychological, or behavioral health symptoms that have significantly impaired their functioning at home, in school, and / or within the community in. A highly structured environment and 24 hour care is provided.