The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) is a non-profit tribal health consortium of 18 Native communities, which serves the health interests of the people of Southeast Alaska. We are one of the oldest and largest Native-run health organizations in the nation. Our Family Violence Prevention project, in partnership with our local domestic violence and sexual assault shelter – Aiding Women in Abuse and Rape Emergencies (AWARE, Inc.) – seeks to implement programs that prevent domestic violence and sexual assault, serve families who have been impacted by violence, and train service providers in trauma-informed, evidence-based interventions. Project goals include:
- Improving systems and responses to abused parents and their children and youth exposed to domestic violence
- Providing enhanced residential and non-residential services for children and youth exposed to domestic violence
- Enhancing evidence-based and practice-informed services, strategies, advocacy, and interventions for children and youth exposed to domestic violence
Programs for Families and Youth:
- Safe Zone Events: Family Safe Zone events feature fun, free, safe activities out in the community where survivors have the opportunity to play and bond with their children, while also having the chance to connect to other survivors.
- Teen Talk Tuesdays: Teen Talk Tuesdays are a weekly dialogue collaboration between SEARHC, AWARE, the Zach Gordon Youth Center, and Planned Parenthood’s Teen Council. Teens are invited to gather together for peer-lead, adult-supported discussions around issues related to healthy relationships, gender, sexuality, race, and equity.
- Seeking Safety
- Circle of Security
- Cultural Connections
- Family Violence Prevention’s Community Family Service Worker provides basic case management services to survivors in need of support and assistance.
- Family Violence Prevention’s Behavioral Health Clinician works specifically with survivors and their families to offer clinical therapeutic services.
- In addition to providing programming for families and individuals experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault, Family Violence Prevention offers and coordinate a variety of evidence-based, trauma-informed, culturally-sensitive trainings for SEARHC staff and community partners, including local youth-service organizations, healthcare providers, tribal partners, and more.