Community Coalition Partners
We are proud to partner with and learn from regional coalitions across Alaska that are organizing within their communities to prevent trauma and build resilience. This website is one place where regional coalitions can share the resources they’re developing and the lessons they’re learning along the way.
If you know of additional groups organizing to prevent child and intergenerational trauma and to build resilience and support healthy families, please let us know!
Mat-Su Valley: Raising Our Children with Kindness (R.O.C.K.)
Raising Our Children with Kindness (R.O.C.K.) Mat-Su is a diverse group of community members working collectively to promote family resilience and end child maltreatment in Alaska’s Mat-Su Borough. Representing the varied communities of the borough, R.O.C.K. Mat-Su builds relationships and implements strategies to realize their vision that all Mat-Su children are safe, healthy and thriving.
Kenai Peninsula: Southern Kenai Peninsula (SKP) Resilience Coalition
The two overarching goals of the Southern Kenai Peninsula (SKP) Resilience Coalition, a project of MAPP of Southern Kenai Peninsula, are to:
- Develop a trauma-informed community that recognizes the effects of trauma with a shared understanding and responds in an empathic and helpful way.
- Work collaboratively to increase family resiliency and prevent substance abuse, violence and trauma in the region.
Currently, the SKP Resilience Coalition is supporting a year-long trauma-informed learning community with the National Council on Behavioral Health and R.O.C.K. Mat-Su, with sponsorship support from ARI. The Coalition is also working with a communications contractor to develop and implement an effective communications campaign about trauma and resilience, seeking to send the message that everyone has a part to play in supporting children and families and in creating a healthy community.
Juneau: Raising Our Children with Kindness (R.O.C.K.)
R.O.C.K. Juneau is an emerging collective impact project aimed at reducing trauma and supporting resilience. Membership represents a wide range of community partners, including representatives from the Juneau Re-entry Coalition, the Association of the Education of Young Children SE, University of Alaska Southeast, Public Health, a private pediatrician, the Juneau Violence Prevention Coalition, the Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition, CBJ, Central Council Tlingit Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, Southeast Alaska Independent Living, Discovery Southeast, Planned Parenthood, Juneau Economic Development Council, Juneau School District, Juneau Community Foundation, SAIL, Inc., United Way, National Alliance on Mental Illness (Juneau) and the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (Juneau).
Ketchikan: Revilla Island Resilience Initiative
Revilla Island Resilience Initiative is a collaborative impact group that is working to prevent trauma and promote resilience through collective action in Ketchikan.
The Revilla Island Resilience Initiative meets weekly at varying location to work on projects such as trauma-informed school engagement, community awareness of ACEs and trauma-informed care, and the promotion of trauma-informed training for Ketchikan organizations.
Current organizational partners include Ketchikan Public Health, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District, the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition, and Women in Safe Homes. WISH acts as the backbone organization for this initiative.