April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Action Month
This year’s Theme is: Embrace Your Voice!
This year we are encouraging Alaskan’s to have conversations with their families, colleagues, neighbors and friends about violence prevention. We are driving traffic to #1000 conversations. Please visit the Green Dot Anchorage Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/greendotanchorage There you will find ideas for promoting the #1000 conversations and ideas for getting the conversations started!
Visit: http://greendotalaska.com/psa-videos/ to view a new video created by and for Alaskan’s on the importance of violence prevention and what you can do about it.
The #1000 conversations goes along with the National Theme of “Embrace Your Voice”.
To learn more about the National Theme and to raise awareness about the issues and opportunities for community engagement please visit: https://www.nsvrc.org/saam
For parents wishing to find resources on how to talk with their children about sexual violence prevention, please visit the below sites:
Prevent Child Sexual Abuse:
Talking with your kids about sexual abuse:
Healthy Communications with Kids:
Child Abuse Prevention Month Kit:
Green Dot Alaska is a project aimed at engaging individual community members in preventing power-based violence in our communities. Power-based violence includes domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, elder abuse, child abuse and bullying. What we know for sure is that rates of all types of abuse are too high in Alaska – our sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, neighbors and friends are being harmed at alarming rates. We also know that most people don’t want the next rape or act of domestic violence to happen. Our communities are made up of good people who want violence to end but may not know what to do about it or who have valid reasons they don’t intervene. We call these reasons for not intervening “barriers.” We all have barriers and that is ok! Green Dot helps us to discover lots of options for intervening when we see signs of violence (reactive Green Dots) as well as easy ways to begin to change our culture (Proactive Green Dots). We all want communities where violence isn’t tolerated and everyone is expected to do their part! We approach this work full of hope and ask you to visit our website or attend a Green Dot event in a community near you to join the movement! You can also visit the national Green Dot, etc. website to read about the history of the program, learn what other states are doing or to order Green Dot gear.
Click here to view our video PSAs
View Green Dot communities in Alaska
Alaska community websites and Facebook pages:
5700 East Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK 99507
Phone: (907) 269-5511