Youth and Young Adult Services

Prevention

Strategic Prevention Framework
Fairbanks Alaska Native Strategic Prevention Framework also known as Fairbanks SPF. The goal is to prevent the onset of and reduce the progression of alcohol abuse and reduce the consequences and related problems of alcohol use/abuse among 9-20 year olds in the Fairbanks North Star Borough. This will be implemented by a strong community coalition known as the Interagency Transition Council and an annual updated infrastructure plan in place. We will work with lawmakers, police, public safety, juvenile justice and liquor stores on Environmental Strategies to effect change in policies, laws, ordinances to limit access and harmful consequences of alcohol use.

Reconnecting Youth
This project will reconnect American Indian and Alaska Native at risk youth up to age 24 to services and supports needed to achieve overall mental health and a substance-free lifestyle. RY will prevent suicide, substance misuse, reduce the impact of trauma and promote mental health.

Early Intervention

Family Wellness 
The Infant/Child Mental Health Services Project is an exciting addition to FNA’s Behavioral Health. We are partnered with THRIVE and ACCA to provide mental health services to children from birth to 8 years old and their families. Project partners will  promote wellness by addressing social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and behavioral development while meeting the goals and objectives of the project. By removing service silos, this partnership will provide simultaneous coordinated mental health and early childhood services.

SBIRT: FNSB Early Intervention Project
Through Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment, SBIRT’s goal is to reduce alcohol and drug use through early intervention. Through partnerships with FNSB agencies all ethnicities and all ages are eligible for SBIRT services.

Intervention/Treatment

Street Outreach Advocacy Program
This outreach program provides services for children ages 10 to 25 years old who are at high risk of becoming homeless or are currently homeless, or have run away from home. S.O.A.P.’s goal is to protect youth from abuse, sexual exploitation, assault, and to help prevent involvement in criminal activity due to their lack of money or supportive resources.

SOAP Basic Center
SOAP Basic Center serves all children, 12-17 years old, who are at high risk of becoming homeless, are currently homeless, or have run away from home. FNA may provide rooms for homeless youth up to 21 days, with the option of extending this service by engaging in a 14-week treatment plan through FNA’s Behavioral Health Services.
SOAP Basic offers screening and assessment, life skills, case management and transportation. Staff also conducts an outreach program.
The residence has a kitchen, group meeting room, gym, and five, double-bed rooms with a bathroom.
It operated 24-hours, seven days a week. The purpose of the Basic Center program is to provide emergency housing, and counseling services.

Healing the Hurts: National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative
Addresses both trauma and intergenerational trauma experienced by American Indian/Alaska Native people in the FNSB including child abuse and neglect, sexual violence, and suicide. Services are available for people from birth to 21, and their families. We provide trauma and grief component therapy for adolescents, individual, and group therapy sessions with licensed clinicians.

Preparing Future Leaders
The goal is to enhance and expand comprehensive evidence-based treatment, early intervention, and recovery support services to transitional aged youth ages 21-25 and their families / caregivers. Target population is both American Indian/ Alaskan Native.