Tag Archives: SAFV

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. more

Program inspires girls to run, build confidence

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To a lot of us, running seems like work, or at least exercise. But for a group of girls in Sitka, running is actually pretty fun. They’re part of an after-school program that combines running with learning important life lessons. It’s encouraged one fifth-grader to dream about her future. more

SAFV scores in ’14 Sitka budget

Director Vicki D'Amico told the assembly that SAFV was expanding from intervention to prevention. Girls on the Run, which concluded with a 5K race last weekend, is one such program. (SAFV photo)

Sitka’s domestic violence shelter got an unexpected boost as the assembly put its finishing touches on the 2014 budget Tuesday night (5-14-13). Sitkans Against Family Violence will receive $50,000, and have its own line item in the budget – meaning it will not have to compete with other non-profits for city funding next year. more

V-Day drumming, dance to end violence

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Sitka drum group, Haa Toow’u Litseen, performs at Crescent Harbor Thursday (2/14/2013) afternoon. Sitkans Against Family Violence, or SAFV, organized the event as part of V-Day, a worldwide call-to-action to end violence against women and girls. more

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. more

What it means to be a strong woman

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We all know that growing up can be tough. The pressure to fit in can be overwhelming; so can the feeling of isolation when you don’t. In the second part of KCAW’s series on teens and communication, sixteen-year-old Veronica Nelson takes us on a journey to self-acceptance that many adults could learn from. more

Sitka youth choose respect

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Teenage years are filled with change, and navigating relationships among peers is a big part of everyday life. Bullying and violence are just some of the pressures they face. In Sitka, a group of teens is pushing back against this norm by practicing open and honest communication. more

Personal boundaries: Learning the importance of ‘no’

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From 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. more

Young & impressionable: The effect of domestic violence on children

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Children’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. more