Prevention Month Resources
Alaska Children's Trust
National Child Abuse Prevention
April is National Child Abuse Prevention month, an effort to raise public awareness about and take a stand against child abuse and neglect. It is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities who work together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families through positive childhood experiences and resilience-building.
Go Blue Day Kick-Off! | March 31, 2023!
It’s almost time to kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month. This is a time for communities to rally together to build caring connections, supportive environments, and positive experiences for children and families.
Wear your best blue outfit and let’s rally together to raise awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month at the Go Blue Rally!
Ways to Celebrate Go Blue Day
Wear your best blue outfit and let’s rally together to raise awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month at the Go Blue Rally! Sign-up for a rally shift today!
11:00 – 1:00 PM | Corner of E. Parks Hwy. & N. Crusey St., Wasilla
Sign-up to participate in the upcoming R.O.C.K. Mat-Su Book Club! Participants will decide when and where they would like to meet up. Space is limited, sign-up today!
Book Club | Parent Nation: Unlocking Every Child’s Potential, Fulfilling Society’s Promise
Let us know you are interested in becoming a trainer for the evidence-based child sexual abuse prevention curriculum called Stewards of Children. Space is limited, contact Telsche Overby today!
Training Details: Coming Soon
Pick up food coloring and simply add it to your next meal! Blue pancakes, milk, or ice cream to celebrate the big day! To make it extra-Alaskan, if you have frozen blueberries or blueberry jam to use that makes pancakes or ice cream deliciously blue as well.
Get decked out in all your blue- whether it’s a simple statement of a dashing blue tie or something snazzy like a blue feather boa, bring attention to it and let folks know why you #DareToBeTheOne to wear blue!
Ask a child in your life what they’d like to do with you for a half hour (or more!). Whatever it is- do it! Spending quality time with a child doing what they love makes them feel special and seen.
Training | Stewards of Children®
Dates: Tues April 18, 2023
Times: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Location: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Calendar Invitation: Download
Event Details: Facebook | Connect Mat-Su
Content Contact: Telsche Overby
Event & Childcare Contact: Amity Condie
Request Childcare: Click Here
Facilitator Training | Darkness to Light
Registration: Coming Soon!
Interested? Contact: Telsche Overby
Scholarship ($450) available to the first 10 Mat-Su community members who register!
Breakfast & Lunch included!
Description: This training prepares you to offer Darkness to Light trainings using their evidence-based curriculum that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.
Recommendations: Books & Films
Available for individuals and groups at the R.O.C.K. Mat-Su Library!
R.O.C.K. Mat-Su hosts a small lending library through the library management app Libib. Click the button above and let us know you are interested in setting up an account.
R.O.C.K. Mat-Su’s collection focuses on topics associated with the collective’s vision to end child maltreatment and promote family resilience. Books and media focus on adverse childhood resilience, community organizing, healing from child sexual abuse, parenting, partnerships, racial equity, resilience, trauma, and trauma-sensitive education.