Alaska's Governor, Sean Parnell, and leaders from Alaska's domestic violence and sexual assault prevention network, are taking a stand against domestic violence and sexual victimization. We all need to encourage our leaders to follow in Alaska's footsteps by speaking out, raising awareness, and initiating action toward preventing domestic violence, and the sexual violence of women, men and children.
The statistics in Alaska are alarming. In the words from a recent speech by Governor Parnell:
Governor Parnell goes on to quote the devastating costs to the individual and society, and the cost to tax payers. But he doesn't stop there. Outreach, collaborative efforts, education, training leaders, and services for victims are being enforced in Alaska. Let's keep an eye on what they are doing.
During Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, our documentaries, Boys and Men Healing and The Healing Years, films about healing from childhood sexual abuse, will be broadcast on Alaska's PBS station, KTOO/360 North primetime. The Healing Years, an acclaimed film about women survivors healing from child sexual abuse, will be broadcast Tuesday, April 19th at 8pm, and Boys and Men Healing, our new film about male survivors of sexual abuse will air April 26 at 9pm with a repeat on May 1st at 9pm.
This powerful message by Governor Parnell will introduce each broadcast: