Child Abuse Prevention Month, when those who work with families and children
work to raise awareness of what a problem child abuse is in Alaska, and provide
people with the tools to prevent it.
Talk of the Rock, four women who work with children and families
spoke about raising awareness of abuse prevention efforts on Kodiak Island.
They were Cindy
Harrington, of the Kodiak Area Native Association, Mary Gray wit the Alaska Office
of Children's Services, and Rebecca Shields and Pattie Larson of the Kodiak
Women's Resource and Crisis Center.
explained how the Kodiak Island community has prepared for raising awareness:
-- (Awareness 1 40 sec "This
is a month where ... the city here in Kodiak.")
said the agencies involved would like to keep the level of awareness high all
-- (Awareness 2 25 sec "We're
looking to increase ... involved with prevention.")
said if anyone sees someone wearing a mint-green ribbon, to ask them about the
resources available in the community, as that is the symbol of the Child Abuse
-- (Awareness 3 58 sec "You
might see folks ...folks that are having trouble.")
four agencies present on Talk of the Rock, Shields said the Sun'aq (shoo-nack)
Tribe, Head Start, and others are collaborators.
-- (Awareness 4 27 sec "It's
a very long list ... stand against child abuse.")
and Larson said there are plenty of opportunities for preventing child abuse:
-- (Awareness 5 51 sec "Prevention
is all about strengthening ... that looks like.")