Tag Archives: domestic violence

Community training has a domestic violence focus

SAFVtrainingSitkans Against Family Violence will begin their free community training this Saturday, August 22. According to SAFV's Martina Kurzer, this year's training will include sessions on trauma and self-care, how domestic violence affects children, and legal advocacy. The annual training is open to Sitkans who want to become an ally for all those who suffer secretly from interpersonal violence. Downloadable audio.

Domestic violence: How to hold perpetrators accountable?

Assistant District Attorney Jean Seaton and paralegal Elisabeth Schafer talk about how criminal process serves victims and perpetrators of domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

March for R-E-S-P-E-C-T

From left: Mt. Edgecumbe High School senior Kayleen Teeluk, Sitka High School sophomore Mackenzie Whitson, and Mt. Edgecumbe juniors Mikaela Hunter and Reba Dundas led the 2014 Choose Respect march down Lincoln Street in Sitka. (KCAW Photo/Rachel Waldholz)Students from Mt. Edgecumbe and Sitka High Schools joined community members, Sitka's domestic violence task force, and a contingent of State Troopers, among others, as they marched through downtown on Thursday (3-27-14), as part of the 5th annual "Choose Respect" rally to raise awareness of domestic violence.

Personal boundaries: Learning the importance of ‘no’

kids playingFrom a young age, kids learn how to stay safe. They memorize their phone numbers, learn about stranger danger, and wear helmets when they ride their bikes. But some of the things they learn are more subtle, like to trust their intuition.

Young & impressionable: The effect of domestic violence on children

cutout hand 2Children’s brains are like sponges. They soak up languages and absorb impressions of the world. But this also means their minds retain bad experiences, like domestic violence.