Outreach & Prevention
AWAIC is committed to stopping violence before it starts by investing resources in evidence based prevention strategies that work toward breaking the cycle of violence for the next generation. AWAIC offers community based education to Anchorage School District students and other youth, professionals who interact with victims of violence, as well as to general community members.
In FY15, AWAIC Staff provided:
- 103 presentations to 2,973 youth in the community
- 97 trainings to 1,658 professionals
- 76 community presentations to 4,636 community members
Funding for the AWAIC Community Education and Prevention Program is generously provided by ConocoPhillips Alaska and First National Bank Alaska. AWAIC is proud to have these partners in working toward ending domestic violence in our community. Last year, with their support, AWAIC reached 9,267 youth and adults in Anchorage with domestic violence information and messages of safety and respect in relationships.
Green Dot Anchorage
Green Dot in Anchorage is a collaborative effort of the Anchorage Alliance for Violence Prevention (AAVP). AAVP is a multidisciplinary collaboration of individuals, non-profits and businesses that care about ending violence in Anchorage. We are committed to changing the culture in Anchorage from one that supports violence to one that does NOT tolerate violence and where every citizen knows they are expected to do their part.
With the support of the Alaska Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (CDVSA), the Green Dot Alaska project is 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 explore this site 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.
Please contact us for information about how you, your organization or your business can join the movement!