APIA Youth Education and Training Opportunities



APIA Youth Education and Training Opportunities


APIA provides educational workshops and outreach opportunities that are available to be hosted in Health Department regional communities (Nikolski, St. George, Atka, Unalaska, Anchorage, and Belkofski members residing in King Cove, Alaska).  Topics are designed to build awareness and heighten community involvement in areas that can strengthen personal health and wellness. Wellness educators are available to host informational booths during community events, health fairs, and present on topics listed below. Trainings can be tailored to meet the needs of your community. 

  • Bystander Awareness and Intervention
  • Healthy Relationships/Dating Violence
  • Healthy Relationships Plus Program
    • Small group sessions that assist youth in making responsible choices. Emphasis is on mental health, suicide prevention, and addiction prevention.  This program is intended for youth between the ages of 12 and 18.
  • Youth Employment and Training Workshops (available for tribal members residing in APIA’s 10 regional communities).
    • Resume Writing
    • Job Interview Skills
    • Accepting Personal Challenges with Disabilities
    • Understanding Non-Visible Disabilities (chronic pain, mental health, TBI, FASD, etc.)
    • Academic and Financial Aid Preparation
    • Career Focused Presentations
  • QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Gatekeeper for Youth and Young Adults
    • QPR is a one-hour course taught in a clear, concise format using the latest in educational technology and practices. The course addresses key components covered in training:
      • How to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal
      • How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide
      • The common causes of suicidal behavior
      • The warning signs of suicide
      • How to get help for someone in crisis


Our on-call Behavioral Health staff can be reached at 907-359-2743.  The Alaska Careline at 877-266-4357 is available anytime or text 4help to 839863 – 3-11pm Tues-Sat. For more information on the Careline go to http://carelinealaska.com/

  • Tobacco Prevention
  • Native STAND
    • Native STAND is a comprehensive sexual health curriculum for Native high school students that focuses on sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS, and teen pregnancy prevention, while also covering drug and alcohol use, suicide, and dating violence.
  • Behavioral Health Workshops
    • An array of behavioral health topics delivered in a youth friendly comprehensive, culturally responsive, evidence and theory based format.
      • Sleep
      • Managing Anxiety and Depression
      • Substance Abuse and Recovery
      • Managing Chronic Pain
      • Grief and Loss
      • Post-Traumatic Stress
      • Parenting
      • Communication Skills
      • Stress Management
      • School Problems (Behavior/Academic)
    • Requests for specific trainings considered through partnerships with community agencies and contractors (i.e. Adverse Childhood Experiences, Resilience, & Trauma-Informed Care, Mental Health First Aid, SafeTALK, ASIST, Digital Storytelling, Drumming, Talking Circles, Beading, Carving and other traditional activities allowing for a transmission of tribal history, values and beliefs.


                      Please CLICK HERE to request a training(s).