Building Safe Communities and Healthy Families

Alaska is known for many things, including its beautiful landscapes, breathtaking glaciers, and seemingly endless summer days; these things make us proud to be Alaskan. Unfortunately, there are other, less encouraging things that our state is known for. The Alaska Department of Public Safety reports some of the highest reported incidences of child abuse and sexual assault in the U.S.; things that we can, and need to change.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. You are invited to attend healthy and engaging activities throughout the month, which are hosted by Southcentral Foundation Family Wellness Warriors Initiative. FWWI is working together with the Alaska Native Community to end domestic violence, child sexual abuse, and child neglect in this generation.

Join FWWI to help shine a light of awareness on this important issue in the community. Every Friday in April, at noon, guest speakers from different community organizations will come to SCF to present on topics related to National Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. You are invited to wear blue or teal to show your support and help encourage #healthytraditions and healthy families, while standing up against violence in our state.

FWWI’s statewide training, Beauty for Ashes, will be held in Anchorage from April 16 to 20. To learn more about the training, please call FWWI at 1-866-729-3994.

by Family Wellness Warriors Initiative

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