Healthy Alaskans 2020

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Contact:

healthyalaskans@alaska.gov

State of Alaska -
Division of Public Health
Lisa DH Aquino, MHS
Community Health Improvement Manager
3601 C Street
Anchorage, AK 99503
(907)269-3456


Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium - Division of
Community Health Services

Emily Read
Operations Director
3900 Ambassador Drive, Suite 401
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 729-3941


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Evidence-based Strategies:
10.
Increase youth with family and/or social support

Alaska Strategies

  1. Promote connectedness and healthy youth-adult relationships in schools.

  2. Provide services to support all young people in developing a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging, and empowerment.

Click here for detailed information about these strategies.


Other Strategies

Model Programs Guide

Description: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Model Programs Guide.

Specific Programs/Strategies: Big Brothers Big Sisters Community-Based Mentoring is a one-to-one mentoring program. BBBS provides guidelines about screening, matching, training, supervising, and monitoring. Local BBBS affiliates recruit, screen and match adult volunteers with youth. The goal is to support healthy development through positive adult contact, reducing risk factors for negative behavior and enhancing protective factors for positive behavior. The increased level of support allows youths to view themselves more positively and to engage in more constructive behavior.

Child Advancement Project (CAP)

Description: The Child Advancement Project (CAP) is a school-based mentoring program that matches community volunteers with students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Each volunteer mentor works one-on-one with his or her student mentee for 1 hour each week throughout the school year to increase the student's academic and social competency and to provide opportunities for academic challenge; these efforts are intended to complement the efforts of the student's teachers and family.

Specific Programs/Strategies: Mentors provide students with support and encouragement, help them discover and build on their individual strengths, and affirm students' ability to shape their own futures. At the primary school level, the mentor and student typically engage in activities such as playing a board game, reading a book, and working on homework or school projects. At the secondary school level, mentors and students typically complete school work, visit educational Web sites pertaining to the school subjects that interest the student, work on brain teasers and puzzles, and discuss the student's options after high school. Mentoring sessions are conducted on school grounds, during school hours over the course of the school year.