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Counseling Services

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) counseling is provided for individuals with FASD and their families to provide hope through education, screening, diagnosing, and making recommendations for effective interventions and treatment.

The Juneau FASD Diagnostic Clinic meets once a month at SEARHC Behavioral Health to diagnose individuals for FASD. The clinic’s interdisciplinary team consists of physicians, psychologists, parent navigators, speech and language specialists, a nurse, physical therapist and a clinic coordinator. Juneau FASD Diagnostic Clinic Referral Form

Preserving Native Families (PNF)

The Preserving Native Families (PNF) program provides intensive in-home, preventative services to tribal citizens whose children are at risk for out-of-home placement. The following types of services are provided:

  • Early intervention/preventative family services;
  • In-home services (parenting education, transportation, supervised visitations);
    Support and referral services;
  • Coordinated case management;
  • Parenting classes and groups;
  • Education/support groups; and
  • Facilitation of family meetings.

Counseling services are available to PNF clients who are referred by PNF Staff or request counseling as well as referrals from OCS, ICWA and other departments in Central Council, including SEARHC and self-referrals.

Treatment services provided are unique, distinctive and original, integrating Western therapeutic techniques with Native American Spiritual healing practices and Southeast Traditional Tribal Values.

A variety of counseling approaches are utilized such as: play therapy, loss and grief therapy, group therapy, traumatic stress therapy, developmental therapy and collaborative family therapy. Eligibility Requirements

For more information on PNF counseling services, please contact TFYS:
Toll Free: 1.800.344.1432 ext. 7169 | 907.463.7169 | Fax: 907.885.0032

Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation (TVR)

The Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation (TVR) program is a volunteer program that provides a step-by-step individualized plan for tribal members with disabilities when they are made eligible for TVR services. TVR counselors provide the following services:

  • Guidance for clients needing help through the vocational rehabilitation process for training.
  • Referrals to appropriate employment agencies to ensure they find the best job that suits their skills, abilities, and strengths.
  • Counseling when client needs moral support, someone to talk with on basic needs, schooling, issues surrounding alcohol and drug issues; we do refer to professionals to handle their deeper needs as appropriate.
    • If needed, clients are referred to paid professionals within the community for up to 7 counseling sessions; the State of Alaska, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (ADVR) also provides another 7 counseling sessions if it is recommended that the client needs these services. These counseling sessions are limited as the client must be ready to train and/or work.
    • Counseling with professionals may include Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, trauma, etc.
  • Working with probation officers on client's aftercare plan when released.

For more information, please contact TVR:
Toll Free: 1.800.344.1432 ext. 7326 | Local: 907.463.7326 | Fax: 877.560.3927

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