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AFN Alaska Gives Back

The Academy of Forensic Nursing is pleased to announce that proceeds from the AFN Alaska Regional Conference in May were donated to two regional organizations dedicated to supporting people in crisis.

The conference, held at the University of Alaska Anchorage May 16-17, provided forensic nurses and other members of the interdisciplinary team with information on forensics, trauma-informed care, and interactive practice activities. The Municipality of Anchorage generously provided funding for Alaskan residents to attend these sessions in-person and virtually. Thanks to this funding, the Academy of Forensic Nursing was able to donate conference proceeds from registration of additional, non-Alaskan virtual attendees.

The two recipients of the funds, Standing Together Against Rape, Inc. (STAR Alaska) and Abused Women’s Aid In Crisis, Inc. (AWAIC) have shared missions to assist survivors of interpersonal violence.

STAR Alaska provides services free of charge to survivors of sexual assault, along with prevention and education programs. From their 2022 Annual Report, the group’s mission is “to prevent sexual trauma and provide comprehensive, collaborative crisis intervention, advocacy, and support to victims/survivors, their families, and our communities.”

AWAIC is the largest domestic violence safe shelter in Alaska. The organization works to provide support to all people of any age affected by domestic violence. According to their website, “AWAIC is committed not only to providing vital services to survivors of domestic violence, but also to preventing future violence through education and prevention.”

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