Healthy Alaskans 2020

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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:
13. Reduce adolescent intimate partner violence

Alaska Strategies

  1. Strengthen the abilities and skills of communities to prevent violence.

  2. Promote values and beliefs that reinforce safe and healthy relationships.

  3. Implement evidence-based school violence prevention programs.

Click here for detailed information about these strategies.


Other Strategies

Safe Dates Prevention Program for Dating Abuse

Description: Safe Dates Prevention Program for Dating Abuse is the only evidence-based curriculum that prevents dating abuse, a factor often linked to alcohol and other drug use.

Specific Programs/Strategies: Highly engaging and interactive, Safe Dates helps teens recognize the difference between caring, supportive relationships and controlling, manipulative, or abusive dating relationships. Designated as a Model Program by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. In 2006, Safe Dates was selected for the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), and received high ratings on all criteria.

The Fourth R: Skills for Youth Relationships

Description: The Fourth R: Skills for Youth Relationships is a curriculum for 8th- and 9th-grade students designed to promote healthy and safe behaviors related to dating, bullying, sexuality, and substance use. Based on social learning theory and stages of social development, the Fourth R focuses on improving students' relationships with peers and dating partners and avoiding symptomatic problem behaviors (e.g., violence, aggression).

Specific Programs/Strategies: The Fourth R is composed of three units: (1) personal safety and injury prevention, (2) healthy growth and sexuality, and (3) substance use and abuse. Each unit contains seven 75-minute classes, which are delivered by trained teachers and integrated into the school's standard health and physical education curriculum.