Mark your calendar for these upcoming events:
Resilience After Trauma: An ACEs Mural Project: Alaska Children’s Trust is pleased to present a reception to launch 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: An ACEs Mural Project
Presented by Alaska Children’s Trust & University of Alaska Anchorage
Thursday, February 7, 2019
5:30 – 7:30 p.m., program 6 p.m.
Church of Love, 3502 Spenard Road, Anchorage, Alaska
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.
RSVP to attend this special reception by February 4, 2019, to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 907-248-7676.
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.