Tag Archives: Sitkans Against Family Violence

United Way partners with Sitka non-profits

Representatives from United Way spoke at the Chamber of Commerce meeting in Sitka on Wednesday (10-12-16). The national organization supports nonprofits across the country, by partnering with local businesses to give money and volunteers.

Community training focuses on domestic violence

DVMONTH_500Sitkans Against Family Violence will host their annual community training September 17th - 24th. The training will cover all aspects of interpersonal violence and abuse, including impacts on children, cultural considerations, and one-one-one training for women's advocates. Downloadable audio.

Boys Run needs coaches!

Crossing the line in the 2014 Boys Run final event. (SAFV photo/Anne Brice)Lauren Havens and Tristan Guevin are recruiting coaches for Boys Run I toowú klatseen, an after school program for boys in 3rd through 5th grade that teaches life skills through a culturally responsive curriculum that creatively integrates running. Downloadable audio.

Sitka rallies for respect

IMG_4782 (1)High school students and community members rallied at a local “Choose Respect” march through downtown Sitka on Thursday (3-24-16). The goal of this march, and others held across the state, was to bring awareness to Alaska’s high rates of sexual assault and domestic violence.

High school students promote respect

b3810b_d1840b68841043b19fc4d3d73feae804Julia Smith with Sitkans Against Family Violence and high school students from the Youth Leadership Committee discuss the group's latest campaign to promote respect. Downloadable audio.

Boys get ready to run with SAFV program

b3810b_bc089aa4873547168635d0beeec175a1Lauren Havens, school program coordinator for Sitkans Against Family Violence, coach Wes Holloway and three young runners talk about Keet Gooshi Heen's "Boys Run" program. Downloadable audio.

UAS Attends College Fair and Co-Hosts Clothesline Project

12109200_996119610410667_5312112438355232017_n35 colleges and universities are setting up booths at Sitka's annual College Fair (Tuesday, October 13th at Sitka High School), including the University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka Campus.  UAS, Sitka is also co-hosting, with Sitkans Against Family Violence (SAFV), the Clothesline Project.   Downloadable audio.

Sitka man facing felony charges for sex-related crimes

A Sitka man is facing fifteen felony counts on sex-related crimes.

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.

Film about campus sexual assault to screen at UAS tonight

o-THE-HUNTING-GROUND-facebookThe 2015 full-feature documentary, "The Hunting Ground," is an exposé of rape crimes on U.S. campuses. Martina Kurzer of Sitkans Against Family Violence and Chris Washko, the Director of Student Success at University of Alaska Southeast, talk about the film and paradigm shift in how universities handle sexual assault in the future. Downloadable audio.