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Stand Up, Speak Up Alaska

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month -
Together we can prevent teen dating violence!

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month! Dating violence is more common than many people think. Help ANDVSA and youth across Alaska promote healthy relationships and stop dating abuse before it starts! Email: cplesa@andvsa.org for more information on how to join 2017 Teen Dating Awareness and Prevention Month efforts!

  • Join our weekly webinars
  • Order resources for youth and parents in your community from www.standupspeakupalaska.org
  • Plan a community conversation (check out tntoak.org for parent/youth conversation tools)
  • Wear Orange Day at your school (Feb. 14th)
  • Read and Share the National Respect Announcement on Feb. 18th
  • February 8: “How to get involved” - Learn strategies for preventing violence and engaging teens in Alaskan programs like Lead On and Stand Up Speak Up. Register here.
  • February 15: “Self-Care-Strategies and Activities for Youth” - Join this webinar to learn strategies for making self-care a key component of your work with youth. Register here.
  • February 22: “Trauma Informed Youth Engagement” - In partnership with OPT In Kiana, we will discuss trauma informed strategies and activities for engaging youth in violence prevention programs. Register here.
  • March 1: “Shared Risk and Protective Factors - Strategies for Partnerships” - Learn strategies about how to address bullying, dating violence and sexual abuse, and make your community safer for everyone. Register here.

Youth Mini-Grant Awards 2017:

ANDVSA is proud to announce that 13 mini-grants will be awarded in 2017 to communities across Alaska. In partnership with ANDVSA the communities of Cordova, Dillingham, Gambell, Homer, Juneau, Kiana, Mountain Village, Metlakatla, Napaskiak, Nenana, Palmer, Sitka and Valdez will be working with youth to promote healthy relationships and respect. Check out http://www.standupspeakupalaska.org/ for more information on how to promote healthy relationships in your community and past youth projects.

The Stand Up Speak Up site offers youth a way to access information of healthy relationships, respect, leadership and getting help for themselves or their friends who may be experiencing abuse: http://www.standupspeakupalaska.org.

Stand Up Speak Up Alaska
  • FOR GENERAL INFORMATION:
  • Claudia Plesa, Project Coordinator and Empowerment Evaluator
  • Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
  • 130 Seward St., Suite 214
  • Juneau, Alaska 99801
  • Phone: (907)586-3650
  • cpleasa@andvsa.org
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  • MINI-GRANTS:
  • Mollie Rosier
  • Public Health Specialist II
  • Department of Health & Social Services
  • 3601 C Street, Suite 322
  • Anchorage, Alaska 99503
  • Phone: 907-269-3466
  • mollie.rosier@alaska.gov
  • Stand Up Speak Up Alaska



Stand Up, Speak Up (SUSU) is a media and engagement campaign that was developed in partnership with the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault; the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault; Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Division of Public Health; Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and youth ages 12-18 from across Alaska. Youth from Ketchikan, Sitka, Bethel, Anchorage, Gustavus, Buckland, Kiana, Juneau, Dillingham, Akiak, Kipnuk, Mt. Edgecumbe High School and Youth Alliance for a Healthier Alaska participated in the development of SUSU materials. Through this campaign, youth learn how to more effectively speak up and encourage other youth to stand up to end violence. The campaign focuses on six key areas: relationship basics; building a peer culture; respecting yourself; leading the way; keep respect going and getting help. The campaign includes media, a standalone website, posters and informational cards and social networking sites. The campaign measures changes through focus groups, surveys and media metrics in: relationship values and attitudes towards respect; social norms or attitudes about violence in relationships; recall of prevention messaging; and youth engagement measures. It includes mini-grants to support community-based projects. The community-based projects are youth led and promote leadership skills, healthy relationships and respect among their peers. A complete listing of completed projects from can be accessed at http://www.andvsa.org/?s=mini+grant+projects.