The Center for Training & Staff Development at AK Child & Family



Addy Peters,
A clinical therapist by profession, with a background in residential care, Addy has been working full-time in training since 2009. Addy is certified to teach a range of curric​​ula in trauma-informed care, youth development, FASD, suicide prevention, crisis intervention, and youth mental health first aid. Addy is passionate about helping people find ways to connect what they learn in the classroom to their everyday lives and work. Addy currently lives in the vibrant community of Bethel with her husband, Nate, and kids Rory, Ned & Sally.​

Anthony Hernandez is the Training Specialist at AK Child & Family. Anthony has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and is certified to teach a range of curriculums. Anthony brings multiple perspectives and a great deal of experience and commitment to his position. He has worked and trained in the child welfare field since 2002. His professional experience has included the development of peer youthworker programs, providing social work for young people in treatment foster care and their families, providing training to child protection, advocacy and community organizing around foster care issues, and training foster/adoptive/kinship caregivers and professionals.