Irene Coyle leads a prayer in the Alutiiq language with Thelma Johnson, left and KANA's newest therapist Anna Stevens at the opening of the Third Regional Child Abuse Prevention Summit. Jacob Resneck/KMXT photo
3rd Regional Child Abuse Prevention Summit got underway Tuesday morning
with an invocation and prayer. The two-day summit is open to all community
members to discuss and share strategies and give input in ways of combating
child abuse within Kodiak's communities. KMXT's Jacob Resneck attended the
opening ceremony at the Kodiak
child abuse summit
pkg 1:20 "The two-day ... I'm Jacob Resneck."
summit began with an invocation given by Irene Coyle in the Alutiiq language.
-- amb - alutiiq prayer
organize the summit is Cindy Harrington from the Kodiak Area Natives
-- Harrington 1
events will include a Community Café that begins at 5 p.m. with an informal
pizza dinner. From there it's designed to evolve into an open forum for
community members to have a frank and open discussion about child abuse in the
resumes Wednesday morning with a series of workshops on challenges in
parenting, real experiences in childhood trauma and ways people can help the
community move forward.
questions about the summit can call KANA at 486-9800.