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Go Blue Friday - At the Capitol!

Friday, April 5, 2019


Alaska State Capitol, 120 4th Street, Juneau, Alaska

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.

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Lunch & Learn: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Resilience and Policy-Making

Tuesday, March 13

Noon - 12:45 pm

Juneau Capitol Building; Butrovich Room 205

Join Laura Norton-Cruz, LMSW, Director of the Alaska Resilience Initiative (ARI), a program of Alaska Children’s Trust to learn about the impact of ACEs on our communities, workplaces and state. ACEs are a significant contributor to all the issues we struggle with, and cost Alaskan an estimated $866 million per year. Learn examples of trauma-informed approaches to business and policy-making. Legislative sponsor: Mia Costello. Questions, contact Joe Plesha: 907-465-6446.

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

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.

Fairbanks Annual Reception: Thursday, 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; 4:30 pm

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.

Past Events

Juneau Reception - 2019 Champions for Kids (Southeast)

Thank you for joining Lt. Governor Kevin Meyer in Juneau on February 20, 2019 where we recognized two Champions for Kids - Ms. Joy Lyon & Senator Peter Micciche. Both have been instrumental in helping Alaska’s children and families thrive. Special thanks to ConocoPhillips for providing a $10,000 challenge grant - their 9th year in helping us prevent child abuse and neglect.

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