Love, Heal, Protect Campaign
Many Alaskans look for guidance from their Elders. The Love Heal Protect campaign shares values and approaches to parenting that keep Alaskan children safe.
The Love, Heal, Protect campaign was first developed in Bethel in partnership between ANDVSA and the Tundra Wom
en’s Coalition. This campaign incorporated ideas from Elders and cultural leaders abo
ut traditional values that guide parenting into posters and radio public service announcements. In March 2012, youth in Barrow inspired by the Bethel posters, decided to learn from their own Elders. The quotes from these interviews were incorporated into Barrow posters. Click here for more information about Love, Heal, Protect.
Love, Heal, Protect Quotes:
“Love in the Inupiat culture is knowing you are safe and you are taken care of. We nurture the children, make sure they are fed, clothed properly, safe in their homes, that no harm will come to them ever.”
“Love comes first before anything else. Love is very important for children and love should come from the parents. Healing can be done with love.”
To learn more about the Love, Heal, Protect, contact Claudia Plesa at firstname.lastname@example.org.