2018 Alaska Maternal Child Health & Immunization Conference
Sep
26
to Sep 28

2018 Alaska Maternal Child Health & Immunization Conference

The Alaska MCH and Immunization Conference is organized by the Alaska Native Epidemiology Center (EpiCenter) and the Alaska Division of Public Health, Section of Women’s, Children’s, and Family Health. We are excited to provide an opportunity for rural and urban Alaska health professionals to come together to learn about best practices, tools for the prevention of key and emerging maternal child and family health issues in Alaska. Registration is available here.

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TRAUMA INFORMED SYSTEMS CHANGE WORKGROUP MEETING
Sep
27
9:00 AM09:00

TRAUMA INFORMED SYSTEMS CHANGE WORKGROUP MEETING

This group amplifies and connects people to trauma-informed, culturally-responsive approaches across Alaska. This group also celebrates and advocates for the work of Alaskans through publications, presentations, and other means. Those who are using the science and ancestral knowledge of trauma and resilience to create change in policies, practices, environments, language, and social norms are featured. These meetings are open to the public.

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Communications Workgroup Meeting
Sep
27
1:30 PM13:30

Communications Workgroup Meeting

This group focuses on public communications, including efforts to educate the general public about child maltreatment, intergenerational and systemic trauma, and building strong, healthy families, communities, and systems. This group also addresses targeted communications, such as professional trainings and the training of trainers. These meetings are open to the public. 

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 34th Annual Alaska Native Diabetes Conference 2018
Oct
10
to Oct 12

34th Annual Alaska Native Diabetes Conference 2018

  • Sheraton Anchorage Hotel and Spa (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

DIABETES CARE, PREVENTION AND TREATMENT IN ALASKA NATIVE PEOPLE

This conference has been designed specifically for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, CHA/P, psychologists, exercise physiologists, certified diabetes educators and other health care professionals who care for patients with diabetes. Our focus is on Alaska Native People. Registration can be found here, the deadline to register is September 30th. 

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Policy Workgroup Meeting
Oct
11
2:30 PM14:30

Policy Workgroup Meeting

This group works on both legislative and administrative policy changes that support the common goals of the initiative. Tasks might include identifying potential policy needs and solutions, analyzing policies to determine whether or not they advance a trauma-informed perspective for the well-being of children and families, providing technical assistance to policymakers and their staff on trauma-informed policy analysis, crafting tools for advocacy such as talking points or call scripts, crafting ideal policies, and determining how to evaluate the effectiveness of a policy. These meetings are open to the public.

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Trauma Informed Systems Change Workgroup Meeting
Oct
18
10:00 AM10:00

Trauma Informed Systems Change Workgroup Meeting

This group amplifies and connects people to trauma-informed, culturally-responsive approaches across Alaska. This group also celebrates and advocates for the work of Alaskans through publications, presentations, and other means. Those who are using the science and ancestral knowledge of trauma and resilience to create change in policies, practices, environments, language, and social norms are featured. These meetings are open to the public.

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Communications Workgroup Meeting
Oct
25
1:30 PM13:30

Communications Workgroup Meeting

This group focuses on public communications, including efforts to educate the general public about child maltreatment, intergenerational and systemic trauma, and building strong, healthy families, communities, and systems. This group also addresses targeted communications, such as professional trainings and the training of trainers. These meetings are open to the public. 

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Policy Workgroup Meeting
Nov
8
2:30 PM14:30

Policy Workgroup Meeting

This group works on both legislative and administrative policy changes that support the common goals of the initiative. Tasks might include identifying potential policy needs and solutions, analyzing policies to determine whether or not they advance a trauma-informed perspective for the well-being of children and families, providing technical assistance to policymakers and their staff on trauma-informed policy analysis, crafting tools for advocacy such as talking points or call scripts, crafting ideal policies, and determining how to evaluate the effectiveness of a policy. These meetings are open to the public.

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Trauma Informed Systems Change Workgroup Meeting
Nov
15
10:00 AM10:00

Trauma Informed Systems Change Workgroup Meeting

This group amplifies and connects people to trauma-informed, culturally-responsive approaches across Alaska. This group also celebrates and advocates for the work of Alaskans through publications, presentations, and other means. Those who are using the science and ancestral knowledge of trauma and resilience to create change in policies, practices, environments, language, and social norms are featured. These meetings are open to the public.

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Communications Workgroup Meeting
Nov
22
1:30 PM13:30

Communications Workgroup Meeting

This group focuses on public communications, including efforts to educate the general public about child maltreatment, intergenerational and systemic trauma, and building strong, healthy families, communities, and systems. This group also addresses targeted communications, such as professional trainings and the training of trainers. These meetings are open to the public. 

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ARI Steering Committee Meeting
Dec
11
2:00 PM14:00

ARI Steering Committee Meeting

The Steering Committee will make strategic decisions for the Alaska Resilience Initiative based on community and statewide input. New members shall be elected and consideration will be given to all applicants showing a sincere desire to promote and improve the lives of children and families in Alaska. Specifically, Steering Committee Members will have expertise from academic, professional, personal, community, or ancestral knowledge on the issues of trauma, health, well-being, and community systems change processes. Interested parties are encouraged to apply with the application here. 

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Policy Workgroup Meeting
Dec
13
2:30 PM14:30

Policy Workgroup Meeting

This group works on both legislative and administrative policy changes that support the common goals of the initiative. Tasks might include identifying potential policy needs and solutions, analyzing policies to determine whether or not they advance a trauma-informed perspective for the well-being of children and families, providing technical assistance to policymakers and their staff on trauma-informed policy analysis, crafting tools for advocacy such as talking points or call scripts, crafting ideal policies, and determining how to evaluate the effectiveness of a policy. These meetings are open to the public.

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Trauma Informed Systems Change Workgroup Meeting
Dec
20
10:00 AM10:00

Trauma Informed Systems Change Workgroup Meeting

This group amplifies and connects people to trauma-informed, culturally-responsive approaches across Alaska. This group also celebrates and advocates for the work of Alaskans through publications, presentations, and other means. Those who are using the science and ancestral knowledge of trauma and resilience to create change in policies, practices, environments, language, and social norms are featured. These meetings are open to the public.

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Policy Workgroup meeting
Jan
10
2:30 PM14:30

Policy Workgroup meeting

This group works on both legislative and administrative policy changes that support the common goals of the initiative. Tasks might include identifying potential policy needs and solutions, analyzing policies to determine whether or not they advance a trauma-informed perspective for the well-being of children and families, providing technical assistance to policymakers and their staff on trauma-informed policy analysis, crafting tools for advocacy such as talking points or call scripts, crafting ideal policies, and determining how to evaluate the effectiveness of a policy. These meetings are open to the public.

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TRAUMA INFORMED SYSTEMS CHANGE WORKGROUP MEETING
Jan
17
10:00 PM22:00

TRAUMA INFORMED SYSTEMS CHANGE WORKGROUP MEETING

This group amplifies and connects people to trauma-informed, culturally-responsive approaches across Alaska. This group also celebrates and advocates for the work of Alaskans through publications, presentations, and other means. Those who are using the science and ancestral knowledge of trauma and resilience to create change in policies, practices, environments, language, and social norms are featured. These meetings are open to the public.

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Policy Workgroup Meeting
Sep
13
2:30 PM14:30

Policy Workgroup Meeting

This group works on both legislative and administrative policy changes that support the common goals of the initiative. Tasks might include identifying potential policy needs and solutions, analyzing policies to determine whether or not they advance a trauma-informed perspective for the well-being of children and families, providing technical assistance to policymakers and their staff on trauma-informed policy analysis, crafting tools for advocacy such as talking points or call scripts, crafting ideal policies, and determining how to evaluate the effectiveness of a policy. These meetings are open to the public.

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Communications Workgroup Meeting
Aug
23
1:30 PM13:30

Communications Workgroup Meeting

This group focuses on public communications, including efforts to educate the general public about child maltreatment, intergenerational and systemic trauma, and building strong, healthy families, communities, and systems. This group also addresses targeted communications, such as professional trainings and the training of trainers. These meetings are open to the public. 

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Trauma Informed Systems Change Workgroup Meeting
Aug
16
10:00 AM10:00

Trauma Informed Systems Change Workgroup Meeting

This group amplifies and connects people to trauma-informed, culturally-responsive approaches across Alaska. This group also celebrates and advocates for the work of Alaskans through publications, presentations, and other means. Those who are using the science and ancestral knowledge of trauma and resilience to create change in policies, practices, environments, language, and social norms are featured. These meetings are open to the public.

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ARI Steering Committee Meeting
Aug
14
2:00 PM14:00

ARI Steering Committee Meeting

The Steering Committee will make strategic decisions for the Alaska Resilience Initiative based on community and statewide input. New members shall be elected and consideration will be given to all applicants showing a sincere desire to promote and improve the lives of children and families in Alaska. Specifically, Steering Committee Members will have expertise from academic, professional, personal, community, or ancestral knowledge on the issues of trauma, health, well-being, and community systems change processes. Interested parties are encouraged to apply with the application here. 

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Policy Workgroup Meeting
Aug
9
2:30 PM14:30

Policy Workgroup Meeting

This group works on both legislative and administrative policy changes that support the common goals of the initiative. Tasks might include identifying potential policy needs and solutions, analyzing policies to determine whether or not they advance a trauma-informed perspective for the well-being of children and families, providing technical assistance to policymakers and their staff on trauma-informed policy analysis, crafting tools for advocacy such as talking points or call scripts, crafting ideal policies, and determining how to evaluate the effectiveness of a policy. These meetings are open to the public.

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Culturally Responsive Education Conference
Aug
1
to Aug 3

Culturally Responsive Education Conference

  • Juneau-Douglas High School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sealaska Heritage Institute will sponsor its second education conference for teachers and administrators in an effort to promote culturally responsive pedagogy in schools. Research has shown the effectiveness of using culture- and place-based teaching resources and methods to improve academic achievement for Indigenous students. Studies over the past three decades have shown that Native language and culturally-responsive programs are associated with improved academic performance, decreased dropout rates and improved school attendance. For more information please visit the Sealaska Heritage website here

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Communications Workgroup Meeting
Jul
26
1:30 PM13:30

Communications Workgroup Meeting

This group focuses on public communications, including efforts to educate the general public about child maltreatment, intergenerational and systemic trauma, and building strong, healthy families, communities, and systems. This group also addresses targeted communications, such as professional trainings and the training of trainers. These meetings are open to the public. 

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Policy Workgroup Meeting
Jul
10
2:30 PM14:30

Policy Workgroup Meeting

This group works on both legislative and administrative policy changes that support the common goals of the initiative. Tasks might include identifying potential policy needs and solutions, analyzing policies to determine whether or not they advance a trauma-informed perspective for the well-being of children and families, providing technical assistance to policymakers and their staff on trauma-informed policy analysis, crafting tools for advocacy such as talking points or call scripts, crafting ideal policies, and determining how to evaluate the effectiveness of a policy.

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Child Maltreatment Research Summit: Novel Methods from a public Health Perspective
May
14
to May 15

Child Maltreatment Research Summit: Novel Methods from a public Health Perspective

Day 1's session will focus on presenting the results from three recent studies using the ALCANLink data. Each presentation will last about 30min with 30min of facilitated group discussion after to allow the audience to participate in interpreting, suggesting further research, and identifying ways that this information could be useful for prevention.

Day 2's session will focus on methods to allow a deeper dive into the statistics behind the latent class analysis, developing a cumulative incidence estimate, and standardization. These methods are transferable to a variety of health topics and useful tools to a researcher.

For questions, please contact Jared at jared.parrish@alaska.gov.

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Apr
9
to Apr 15

Alaska Youth Media Training - Healing Voices Stories

  • First Alaskans Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Independent Filmmakers, Missy Whiteman (Arapaho and Kickapoo) and Isaac Larsen (Dakota) and NABS Executive, Christine Diindiisi McCleave (Ojibwe), are inviting 20 Youth (ages 12-24) to participate in creating a passionate film/video about boarding school healing in Alaska. The videos created will be part of the Healing Voices Video Series sponsored by the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition.

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Mar
30
12:00 PM12:00

Bear Tooth One Course Discourse - Moment to Moment: Teens Growing Up with FASDs

The Bear Tooth presents another One Course Discourse for the month of March:
Moment to Moment: Teens Growing Up with FASDs takes in intimate and eye-opening journey into the lives of four adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs), their families, and friends.

Panel Discussion to Follow

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World Cafe on Child Resilience
Mar
27
12:00 PM12:00

World Cafe on Child Resilience

Register now! 

UAA Dialogues for Public Life and the Alaska Resilience Initiative are partnering to offer a World Cafe on Child Resilience. The focus will be on child resilience work happening in our communities and our state. A light lunch will be provided.

A World Cafe style dialogue consists of three progressive questions. Attendees will be seated in small groups to discuss the questions, but will join a new group for each question. This is to help share ideas and knowledge. 

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6th Annual Calricaraq Gathering
Jan
16
to Jan 18

6th Annual Calricaraq Gathering

Calricaraq/ Yuuluaqauciq Conference

(Yup'ik ancestral knowledge for healing, reducing trauma, and building healthy families and communities.)

Bethel Moravian Seminary Conference center- January 16, 17, 18 2018

(Please register at 543-6741 as space is limited

 

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Encore Presentation of Resilience at Bear Tooth Theatrepub
Nov
22
5:30 PM17:30

Encore Presentation of Resilience at Bear Tooth Theatrepub

After the sold out showing on November 6th, join us for a screening of Resilience, a documentary that chronicles the movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge neuroscience to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease.

Panel discussion to follow.

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WEBINAR Caring for the Caregiver:   Resiliency for the Healthcare Professional
Nov
16
11:00 AM11:00

WEBINAR Caring for the Caregiver: Resiliency for the Healthcare Professional

Learn the difference between compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue, and how those can impact your professional quality of life. Be able to identify three symptoms of compassion fatigue wexhibited by healthcare providers and be able to describe techniques for improving and maintaingin a healthy professional qualitey of life.

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