Partners In Prevention: The Alaska Child Abuse Prevention Network

The Alaska Child Abuse Prevention Network is a new prevention resource working closely with community partners such as PARENTS, Inc. to raise awareness about child abuse prevention and opportunities to support children and families.

Comprised of four regional networks, The Alaska Child Abuse Prevention Network is a statewide effort designed to increased the involvement and participation of family support programs, parents and community leaders in meeting the challenge of child abuse prevention.

The Network has reached out to over 800 interested community partners across Alaska, offering prevention information through regional teleconferences, newsletters and resource mailings.

Each regional network also serves as a clearinghouse for information, education and prevention resources. A co-sponsor of April 2000: Child Abuse Prevention Month in Alaska, the Network will be distributing Community Resource Kits to promote local prevention efforts.

If you would like to get involved please contact:

Northern Region: David Leone, Resource Center for Parents and Children in Fairbanks

Southcentral Region: Pam Christianson & Colleen Carroll, Anchorage Center for Families

Western Region: LaVerne Smith, Nome Community Center

Southeast Region: Stacy Toner, Juneau Youth Services

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