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Our guest today on Morning Line is Marcel Bergeron, Learning Advocate with Southcentral Foundation's Family Wellness Warriors' Initiative.  Bergeron says this week, in honor of Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Prevention Month the midday Friday gathering will feature the Alaska Native Justice Center noon-1pm tomorrow.  

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Our Guest on Morning Line today is Lu Haukaas, Learning and Development Advisor with Southcentral Foundation's Family Wellness Warriors' Initiative (FWWI). 

She says the program has a Friday event at noon for every week of Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and this week's presentation is by a group called Priceless. 

The group will explore the connection between childhood trauma and becoming a victim of sex trafficking.

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Our guest on Morning Line, Polly Andrews is an Advocate with the Family Wellness Warrior's Initiative - 

She says today's kickoff event at Southcentral Foundation for Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Awareness Month will help spread awareness about the issue, and includes traditional Alaska Native dance groups Acilquq as well as Princess Warriors. 

The event starts at 12:30 and supporters are encouraged to wear teal and/or blue.  

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Our guest today on Morning Line: Polly Andrews shared about the Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Awareness Month Commencement, April 2nd at 12:30 – an event hosted by Southcentral Foundation kicking off the Awareness Month.  

Andrews says statistics for this year show an increase of 107% in reporting of child maltreatment in the past decade - a statistic that has two sides: one is tragic in that the abuse is happening, the other is that the reporting and dialogue is happening. 

As Heard on Morning Line: Soldier's Heart

Oct 26, 2017
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As heard today  on Our Community on Morning Line, Manager Neil Chandler with Southcentral Foundation Soldiers’ Heart Program.

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Today on Morning Line - Danny and Frank visited with Southcentral Foundation's Family Wellness Warriors Initiative's Polly Andrews, who talked about her experiences learning and growing after going through the program - and some of the details of the upcoming Friday Fair at the Alaska Native Primary Care Center lobby, which is every Friday this month.  Andrews emphasizes that the events are open to anyone who wishes to attend, and was moved to share her story on KNBA after interested listeners came by the Friday Fair last week.   

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Today on Morning Line, Loren and Frank talked with Robert Heffle, the Training and Clinical Manager for Southcentral Foundation's Family Wellness Warriors Initiative. 

As April is National Child Abuse & Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Southcentral Foundation is holding Friday Fairs this month, from 10am to noon with a speaker at 1pm - this week's speaker is from the organization Safe Families for Children. 

Heffle also felt inspired to share a bit more of his personal healing journey -