State of Alaska Archives: on Families & Children
Choose Respect: $12M to eradicate domestic violence epidemic
Increasing public safety remains a core priority--and that will not change. Increasing public safety means shining the light of justice and a ray of hope into places where domestic violence and sexual assault have ruled, for we will not rest until every
Alaskan lives safe from abuse and terror.
Our administration's budget includes nearly $12 million to eradicate this epidemic. The Choose Respect initiative focuses on prevention and enforcement, and it provides services for victims and survivors.
But Choose Respect is more than just a government initiative--it is a personal initiative. It is about each of us honoring the dignity and value of every human being.
It is about setting people free from generations of abuse.
Source: Alaska 2012 State of the State Address
Jan 18, 2012
Caring for special needs kids is part of culture of life
One of the great privileges given to me last year was the chance to be a witness for the truth that every child has value; to say to special needs children that they are beautiful and loved. And needed. We learn more from them than they from us.
Across America, a great change is coming in public policy affecting these children, and Alaska can lead the way. This is a part of the culture of life where every child is cherished and protected.
Source: Alaska 2009 State of the State Address
Jan 22, 2009
Recognize the vital role of family child care homes
Source: Alaska Governor’s Office: Proclamation, “Child Care”
Mar 28, 2008
- WHEREAS, family child care provides a vital service for Alaska families, neighborhoods, and communities. By caring for the youngest Alaskans in home-based environments, family child care providers ensure that children are able to grow and learn
where they are also happy, safe, secure, and stimulated.
- WHEREAS, family child care providers understand the importance of family & home; ensure long-term stability; and give parents convenient support close to home, among other benefits.
family child care is thus able to nurture children across a broad spectrum of development. With help from neighborhoods and communities, they can uniquely cater to, support, and include children of all levels of ability, need, activity, and curiosity.
- Family Child Care Week in Alaska, and encourage all Alaskans to recognize the vital role family child care homes play in the lives of our children.
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