Post-Earthquake Family Guidance

We hope this message finds you all healthy and safe. ACP is so thankful to be able to partner with your family and want to ensure you that we are here to support your physical and mental health.

ACP abruptly closed on Friday, November 30 after the earthquake due to a building evacuation. At 1:00pm on Saturday, December 1 our building was cleared to open, so we are happy to report that we will resume normal business hours on Monday, December 3 (8:00am-5:00pm). It is abnormal for us to close unexpectedly and it is likely that we will be playing catch-up for at least the first part of this week. Please be patient with our staff as we navigate all of the requests and follow-ups.

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We recognize that our families need resources to help deal with the recent events. As always, you can call to speak with a nurse, schedule an appointment with your primary care provider or receive guidance from our behavioral health provider, Jessica Adams. We have also compiled some online resources that will be helpful. Please take a moment to look through these links for guidance.

National Association of School Psychologists - Helping Children After a Natural Disaster: Information for Families and Educators

HealthyChildren.org - Talking to Children about Disasters

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network - Parent Guidelines for Helping Children after an Earthquake

Please reach out with any questions or concerns. 907-777-1800 or on patient portal.

Take Care,

Alaska Center for Pediatrics