Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
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!
How to get involved:
• Join our weekly webinars
• Order resources for youth and parents in your community from susuak.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
Feb 8th- “How to get involved- Basics of Violence Prevention”
Learn strategies for preventing violence and engaging teens in Alaskan programs like Lead On and Stand Up Speak Up. Register here.
Feb 15th-“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.
Feb 22nd-“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.
Mar 1st- “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.
Want to invite more people to get involved? Download and send the webinar schedule announcement!
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 susuak.org for more information on how to promote healthy relationships in your community and past youth projects.