Focus Areas: Violence
Sitkans Against Family Violence
Bloomberg Fellow Graduate - MPH '19
Amanda’s work focuses on domestic violence, sexual assault, and teen dating violence primary prevention strategies in school and community settings. She works with School Program Coordinators to expand healthy relationships curricula to schools in various outlying communities in Alaska, and builds capacity for parent engagement to broaden the reach and scope of healthy relationship messaging in the home setting. Her focus includes both men and women, boys, girls, parents and community members, and promotes conversations around healthy relationships and respect.
Sitkans Against Family Violence (SAFV) is located in the remote town of Sitka and has been providing services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault since 1980. SAFV operates a 25-bed shelter, serving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other violent crimes.