If change moves at the speed of trust, The Alliance places a lot of emphasis on building relationships and relational trust. We have the skills to do this, especially if we slow down to get to know one another- who we are as people outside of our professional lives. This type of relational connection is a strength of our network and helps people to feel like they belong and are welcome. Resources in this section are specific to how we talk to one another, how we support ourselves and each other in relationship, and how we commit to returning back to one another in community again and again.
Center for Parent & Teen Communication- Center for Parent & Teen Communication offers practical, science-based strategies for strengthening family connections and building youth prepared to thrive.
Healthy Native Youth, Community of Practice- Practitioners and community members invested in the health and wellbeing of Native Youth are welcomed to join Healthy Native Youth’s Community of Practice virtual gatherings held the second Wednesday of every month at 9-10 AKDT.
Irresistible- Irresistible is building a community of practice in collective healing and social change. As a community supporting each other to make joyful lifelong commitments to social justice work, we learn from many lineages, and connect and visibilize stories, strategies, and practices that fortify our movements for change.
(divorcing) White Supremacy Culture: Coming Home to Who We Really Are- These pages contain artwork, poetry, quotes, and videos from racial justice activists, ancestors, warriors, and heaters. I am hoping to transgress white supremacy culture in the website’s design and content in an attempt to acknowledge how we learn in so many different ways. I want to make this a space where you can linger if you want to do that, dig in, consider, reflect, question, go “ah ha” or “oh dear” or “yes.”
Transforming Schools: Trauma-Engaged Toolkit- The vision of this toolkit is to help Alaska schools and communities integrate trauma-engaged practices and policies into their everyday activities in order to improve academic outcomes and well-being for all students. Improving student outcomes requires us to support the whole child, and to understand how trauma impacts a child’s ability to learn and thrive.
Gender Pronouns Resource Guide- Pronouns are the words we use to refer to a person in place of their name. Pronouns are helpful linguistic tools, but they also are meaningful tools to communicate identities and experiences.
Faces & Voices of Recovery- Faces & Voices of Recovery is dedicated to organizing and mobilizing the over 23 million Americans in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, our families, friends and allies into recovery community organizations and networks, to promote the right and resources to recover through advocacy, education and demonstrating the power and proof of long-term recovery.
National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (NNED)- NNED is a network of community-based organizations focused on mental health and substance use issues of diverse racial and ethnic communities. The NNED supports information sharing, training, and technical assistance towards the goal of promoting behavioral health equity.
Collective Impact Forum- The Collective Impact Forum, an initiative of FSG and the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions, is the place to find the tools and training that can help achieve success. It’s an expanding network of like-minded individuals coming together from across sectors to share useful experience and knowledge and thereby accelerating the effectiveness, and further adoption, of the collective impact approach as a whole.
Othering and Belonging Institute- The Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley brings together researchers, organizers, stakeholders, communicators, and policymakers to identify and eliminate barriers to an inclusive, just, and sustainable society in order to create transformative change. We are a diverse and vibrant hub generating work centered on realizing a world where all people belong, where belonging entails being respected at a level that includes the right to both contribute and make demands upon society and political and cultural institutions.
CTZNWELL- CTZNWELL imagines a culture of wellness beyond separation, supremacy, and scarcity, where all of us have what we need to thrive on our own terms and experience the full, joyful interdependence of our humanity.
ProGov21: Progressive Government for the 21st Century is a shared resource for progressive local policy makers and advocates. This is a fully searchable online library of innovative progressive laws and practices used throughout the country, along with tools for their effective communication and advocacy.
CARE principles for Indigenous Data Governance- The CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance are people and purpose-oriented, reflecting the crucial role of data in advancing
Build shared meaning
What do we mean when we say prevention? Shared factors? Excessive alcohol use? Equity? Language and context are meaning-making tools. In order to move forward together, we have to understand one another, which means we have to build a shared meaning. The resources in this section are specific to alcohol misuse prevention, the prevention field, systems change work and network governance.
Rethinking Drinking, NIAAA- For anyone who drinks, this site offers valuable, research-based information. What do you think about taking a look at your drinking habits and how they may affect your health? Rethinking Drinking can help you.
SAMHSA Talk. They Hear You.- The “Talk. They Hear You.” campaign aims to reduce underage drinking and substance use among youths under the age of 21 by providing parents and caregivers with information and resources they need to address alcohol and other drug use with their children early.
Ask, Listen, Learn- Ask, Listen, Learn is a completely free digital underage drinking prevention program for kids ages 9-13 and their parents and educators with the goal to reduce underage drinking. The information provided throughout the program guides adults with ways to start communicating with kids about alcohol and the developing brain- and how to continue talking to them as part of a lifetime of conversation.
Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development- Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development is a project within the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. We identify, recommend, and disseminate programs for youth, families and communities that, based on scientific evaluations, have strong evidence for effectiveness.
Healthy Native Youth- Healthy Native Youth contains health promotion curricula and resources for American Indian and Alaska Native youth. The site is designed for tribal health educators, teachers, and parents - providing the training and tools needed to access and deliver effective, age-appropriate programs.
Northwest Prevention Technology and Transfer Center- The NWPTTC serves as the primary training and technical assistance resource to Region 10 by leveraging the knowledge of prevention science with the application of community capacity-building, workforce development, and expertise in knowledge transfer mechanisms.
Shared Risk and Protective Factors Alaska- This website highlights the work being done in Alaska to advocate, educate, and implement the Shared Risk & Protective Factors framework. Focusing on shared risk and protective factors is gaining traction in public and behavioral health initiatives. It allows prevention efforts to have greater reach across multiple areas of concern and creates opportunities to leverage limited resources.