Mark your calendar for these upcoming events:
Juneau Reception - 2019 Champion for Kids (Southeast)
Join Lt. Governor Kevin Meyer & Mrs. Marty Meyer to recognizes two Champions for Kids - Ms. Joy Lyon & Senator Peter Micciche. Both have been instrumental in helping Alaska’s children and families thrive.
Thank you to ConocoPhillips for providing a $10,000 challenge grant - this is their 9th year in helping us prevent child abuse and neglect. Help us surpass this challenge.
In addition, panels from the Resilience After Trauma: An ACEs Art Mural Project will be on display.
Date: 20 February 2019 (Wednesday)
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Alaska State Museum - Atrium ( 395 Whittier Street, Juneau AK)
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (907) 248-7374
Webinar: State Budget & State of Our Children
The budget released by Governor Dunleavy on Feb 13th is so much more than a budget document. In addition to severe cuts, the Dunleavy administration will also impose sweeping changes to the state’s department and programs along with several new budget restrictions. In this upcoming webinar, Jordan Marshall, Alaska Children’s Trust’s legislative liaison, will explore these pressing budgetary issues.
Date: 21 February 2019 (Thursday) Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Resilience After Trauma: An ACEs Mural Project
Alaska Children’s Trust is pleased to share Resilience After Trauma, a special collaborative art project coordinated under the direction of Mr. Steve Gordon, resulting in seven unique, storytelling murals by 20 different artists. Each mural reflects the powerful and personal stories of childhood trauma, resilience and healing.
Resilience After Trauma launched at a special reception held February 7, 2019 at Church of Love, Spenard Rd. The murals will be located for viewing, free and open to the public, at various locations this spring. Contact venue for hours of operation. Contact Steve Gordon for questions or opportunities to display a mural(s) at a venue you know.
ACEs are adverse childhood experiences that impair development of children’s brains and bodies so profoundly that the effects persist throughout a person’s life. Sustained or repeated exposure to severe adversity without supportive relationships is toxic for children. Developing resilience – strength to care for one’s self, healthy support, and recover from challenge – can buffer children from the impact of ACEs.
Mural Exhibition Schedule
February 20, 2019 Alaska State Museum, Juneau (private)
February 8 - March 8, 2019 Downtown (bus) Transit Center, 700 W. 6th Ave. (at H Ave.), Anchorage
March 8, 9, 2019 Denaina Center, 600 W. 7th Ave., Anchorage
March 11 - March 31, 2019 University of Alaska Anchorage, 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage
April 1 - 30, 2019 Z. J. Loussac Library, 3600 Denali Street, Anchorage
May 2019 TBD MatSu Health Foundation, 777 N. Crusey Street, Wasilla
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Fairbanks Annual Reception Wednesday, April 4, 2019, Doyon Limited, Fairbanks, Alaska
Join us at our annual Fairbanks fundraising reception.
ACT is the statewide lead organization focused on the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Most Alaskan children are growing up with the supports and tools to thrive. Unfortunately, many do not. Each year, thousands of children in Alaska experience child abuse and neglect and it is the Alaska Children’s Trust mission to prevent it. Investing in our children, safeguards their well-being today and assures the future success of our state. Suggested donation is $100 for individuals, and $500 for corporations. A challenge grant is provided by our host, Doyon, Limited.
Go Blue Day Rally Friday, April 5, 2019, Wells Fargo Building, 301 W. Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage
Join us in wearing blue and attending our rally on April 5 to raise awareness of National Child
Abuse Prevention Month, and learn how we can all make a difference in the lives of Alaska’s children. Together we can
prevent child abuse and neglect.
Mush For Kids Saturday, April 6, 2019, Pioneer Park, Fairbanks, Alaska
Free family event! Join us for a variety of fun and exciting activities for all ages, a stage packed with demonstrations and entertainment, and over 20 local community organizations sharing information. Plus free dog sled rides for children ages 4-12 years old.
ACT 30th Anniversary Celebration: Thank you to everyone who came to help celebrate our 30th anniversary at our event in Anchorage on September 20 – and thank you to all who made a gift in honor of this milestone. A special thank you to our anniversary sponsors:
Wells Fargo – platinum and challenge grant sponsor, committing $10,000 and key supporter of ACT since 2014
Providence Alaska Children’s Hospital – key anniversary sponsor
Tote Maritime Alaska – anniversary sponsor
Mush for Kids: Free family event held each spring in Fairbanks. Watch for info on the 2019 event!
Go Blue Day: Each year in April, we invite the community to show their support for the prevention of child abuse and neglect by dressing or decorating in blue! There are also a series of rallies held in communities throughout the state. Watch for info on the 2019 Go Blue Day.
National Child Abuse Prevention Month: April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to recognize that we each can play an important role in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children and families in communities.