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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.

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

Tuesday, March 12

Noon - 12:45 pm

UAA campus; 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.

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