Behavioral Health at RCPC

RCPC’s Behavioral Health program specializes in evidence-based practices. Our masters level clinicians offer a variety of trauma treatment modalities to help children and families heal from trauma.

RCPC Behavioral Health is now accepting community referrals

Under the supervision of a fully licensed clincian, RCPC’s student masters level intern is accepting clients for free therapy sessions.
For more information, please call or email us at : 907-456-9003 or
(updated Jan. 2023)

Did you know…

Trauma is an inevitable part of human experience: hard things happen to many children. Trauma is defined as an outside event or experience, rendering the young person temporarily helpless and breaking past ordinary coping and defensive operations.  When children are surprised by trauma, the body’s alarm system activates a surge of stress hormones; the body freezes in fear and then reacts with fight/flight instincts to cope with the perceived danger.
Helplessness is a hallmark of childhood traumas, because children do not have sufficient coping resources to manage without serious cost to their development.

    Behavioral Health Services at RCPC

    Types of treatment offered at RCPC:

    If you are interested in working with one of our clinicians, the first step is beginning the admissions process.  If you have received services through Stevie’s Place or another Child Advocacy Center (CAC), you may be eligible for Behavioral Health Services at RCPC.  Please contact 907-456-9003 or email for more information.

    Several conditions influence the impact of a traumatic event on a child: 

    • the persistence of real danger,
    • the intensity and longevity of fear and arousal,
    • the frequency of trauma exposure, and 
    • the availability and effectiveness of adult support.

    The feeling of trauma persists when the child is unable to recover adequate coping, and helplessness and
    fear dominate, and restrict, other emotions after the event.

      Common types of trauma include:

      • Sexual or physical abuse

      • Experiencing or witnessing an accident

      • Natural disasters

      • Unexpected life change

      • Bullying

      • Exposure to constant aggression or threat

      • Early attachment difficulties

      • Loss of a loved one

        Symptons of trauma include:

        • Intense feelings of anger/despair​

        • Sleeplessness

        • Anxiety or phobias

        • Flashbacks

        • Hyperarousal to various external/internal stimulus

        • Numbness or detachment emotionally or physically

        • Mood swings

        • Waiting for the next catastrophe 

        • Nightmares and night terrors


          • Fairbanks Crisis Line: 907-452-4357
          • Alaska Behavioral Health: (907) 371-1300
          • Tanana Chiefs Conference Behavioral Health: (907) 459-3800
          • Dial 988- 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
          • If this is a medical emergency, please call 911

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