Challenges and Strengths

The issue of domestic and sexual violence are closely tied to many other challenges in Alaska and a variety of factors contribute to our high rates of domestic and sexual violence including intergenerational trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and inequity, which helps explain why the rates of violence are higher for the Alaska Native population. Many things can and are being done to address these root causes, including promoting cultural connectedness, resilience and implementing Social Emotional Learning practices across the state.

Find pages exploring a few of these challenges and strengths.