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Gustafson: Boys Run hosts 5K this Saturday

Elena Gustafson, with Sitkans Against Family Violence (SAFV), is joined by young runners to talk about the pilot year of the Boys Run program and this weekend's 5K Fun Run.

‘Boys Run’ hopes to emulate success of ‘Girls’

Elena Gustafson, with Sitkans Against Family Violence, talks about a new program for boys in grades through 3-5 called Boys Run. It's based on the successful national self-esteem and empowerment program for girls called Girls on the Run. Boys Run, however, will be built on traditional Southeast values.

Drumming and dance for V-Day

(Photo courtesy of onebillionrising.org)It’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow and Sitkans Against Family Violence, or SAFV, is inviting people to a drum performance on Thursday. It’s part of V-Day, a worldwide call-to-action to stop violence against women and girls.

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.