ALASKA MEN CHOOSE RESPECT:
All men have a role to play in reducing violence in our communities. Learn more about what you can do to be a part of this important movement to change values around violence at http://www.alaskamenchooserespect.org/
- FOR MORE INFORMATION:
- Rachel Romberg, Director of Prevention
- Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
- 130 Seward St., Suite 214
- Juneau, Alaska 99801
- Phone: (907)586-3650
The Alaska Men Choose Respect Campaign began in 2010. The statewide campaign encourages men to become actively involved in preventing violence, strengthening communities and promoting respect. The campaign includes: PSA’s, a website and opportunities for men to implement projects at the community level through Governor’s Choose Respect Initiative funded mini-grants. These projects serve to strengthen healthy relationships and respect building skills among men and boys. These grants provide men with an opportunity to become more involved in making Alaskan communities safer by partnering with allies in ending violence and promoting respectful relationships.
COMPASS (Something or another)
COMPASS, a Guide for Men, supports male mentors and youth, ages 12-18, to explore their values, goals, respect and unique identities. In response to requests from communities across the state, ANDVSA and the COMPASS Council created a resource for men connecting with young men in outdoor, subsistence, or athletic settings. The guide promotes meaningful conversations through the use of teachable moments, activities, storytelling, and discussions. For more information on the curriculum or to find out when the next COMPASS training will be held visit: www.alaskamenchooserespect.org.
COACHING BOYS INTO MEN
Coaching Boys into Men (CBIM) is a comprehensive violence prevention curriculum for coaches and their athletes developed by Futures without Violence.The program engages athletic coaches through the Coaches Leadership Program to help shape the attitudes and behaviors of young male athletes. Athletic coaches play an extremely influential and unique role in the lives of young men, often serving as a parent or mentor to the boys they coach. Because of these special relationships, coaches are poised to positively influence how young men think and behave both on, and off, the field. From speeches to the team, practice sessions, or simply casual conversation, coaches have many opportunities to impart their philosophies to athletes. CBIM is currently being implemented by high school coaches of male athletic teams throughout the state. To learn more about CBIM visit the Futures Without Violence website at: http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org, http://www.coachescorner.org/. While there, check out Futures new on-line course, “coaching with courage” at, https://coachingwithcourage.org/
Alaska School Activities Association (ASAA)
THE FOURTH R
The Fourth R
is a relationship-based curriculum for grades 7-9 that is embedded in school-based physical and health education, to promote healthy relationships and reduce interpersonal violence, dating violence and other adolescent risk behaviors. The Fourth R has been adapted for use in Alaska, the most recent adaptation includes the Fourth R Alaska Grade 9 version which is an Alaskan-relevant curriculum containing 21 lessons.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
TEACHER TRAINING AND IMPLEMENTATION
Mollie J. Rosier, MPH
Child and Adolescent Health Unit Manager
State of Alaska, Division of Public Health
Section of Women's, Children's and Family Health
3601 C Street, Suite 322
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
GIRLS ON THE RUN
Girls on the run is a 10-12 week after school program for girls in the 3rd through 5th grade that encourages positive emotional, social, mental and physical development. Participants explore and discuss their own beliefs around experiences and challenges girls face at this age. The program models healthy peer and adult role modeling, healthy relationships and provides the girls with opportunities to explore how they can positively connect with and shape the world. The program now offers a curriculum for 6th-8th grade girls and a “Let Me Run” program is also available for boys.
Girls on the Run Greater Alaska is proud to host Girls on the Run teams across the state of Alaska (outside the Anchorage/Mat-Su area). We currently host teams in Angoon, Cordova, Fairbanks, Haines, Ketchikan, Petersburg, Sitka, Kake, Utqiagvik, Unalaska, Valdez, Wrangell, and Juneau.
Girls on the Run of Southcentral Alaska is proud to serve Anchorage and Eagle River Counties in Alaska. Click on the link below to learn more and see individual program locations.
LEAD ON! For Peace and Equality in Alaska
represents a group of youth and adults from across Alaska who are committed to positively impacting their communities. A goal of this program is to shift norms around respect, sexual assault and teen dating violence. The Lead On summit is an annual event that brings youth and adults together for three days in Anchorage where they build leadership skills to promote healthy relationships. This youth-driven summit includes national speakers, Alaska youth speakers, and Alaskan adults who provide inspiration, tools, and opportunities for youth to promote respect. Youth spend a significant amount of time planning for projects in their home community. A five-minute documentary, developed to explain Lead On! to youth and potential partners, is available at http://www.standupspeakupalaska.org/lead-on/
STAND UP SPEAK UP
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 (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
TALK NOW, TALK OFTEN
Talk Now Talk Often AK is a campaign to help Alaskan parents and caregivers increase healthy relationship conversations with teens. A new website was created as a statewide effort developed by parents and caregivers to help increase conversations with teens around healthy relationships. Domestic violence and sexual assault in Alaska rank among the highest in the country, and many of the behaviors develop in adolescence. Parents have a unique opportunity to connect with kids and begin fostering healthy relationship conversations and skills that can be carried into adulthood. The site features conversation cards to help parents better communicate with adolescents and strengthen relationships and connections between youth and adults.
WHEN I AM AN ELDER
When I am an Elder is the latest addition to a number of Stand Up Speak up public service announcements, posters, and materials developed with youth committed to creating a better world and Standing Up and Speaking Up to end violence. The television spots are based on a poem, called “When I’m an Elder” created and written by Bethel Teens Acting Against Violence (TAAV) in 2002. TAAV youth have added and changed lines over the years, slowly making “When I’m an Elder” a powerful collective creation. Youth from Bethel, Barrow, Ketchikan, Juneau, Minto, Saxman, Old Harbor and Sitka have participated in these campaigns. The enthusiasm continues to spread and each year more communities' youth join in. The campaign was awarded an Alaska Broadcasters Association award for the Southeastern version in June of 2013. For more information go to: http://www.andvsa.org/media/