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: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to join 2017 Teen Dating Awareness and Prevention Month efforts!
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.
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.
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