Education & Prevention 2017-07-24T12:58:17+00:00

WISH offers educational presentations to local schools and community agencies. Please call WISH at (907) 228-4371 to request a presentation.

A WISH advocate can present information about domestic violence, sexual assault, WISH services, safe/unsafe touch, and/or other related topics. We will adjust our presentation to fit the audience (children, teens or adults).

Educational Presentations & Workshops

  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Safety Planning for Families and Children
  • Parenting Support and Education
  • Dating Violence and Stalking
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Gender Stereotypes
  • Media Literacy
  • Bullying
  • Multigenerational Trauma and Healing
  • Girls on the Run Training

Girls on the Run and Girls on Track

GOTR’s mission is to educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Using both an interactive curriculum and running, The program is designed to work with girls’ emotional, spiritual, physical, and mental health. Girls on the Run 3-5th grade and Girls on Track 6-8th grade offers a 12 week/24 lesson after-school programs addressing self-confidence, self-respect, and healthy life choices through an interactive curriculum and running.  All program participants complete the program with a fun run 5K–an empowering non-competitive celebration.

Volunteer with Girls on the Run

WISH is always looking for Coaches and Running Buddies to help with the Girls on the Run Fall and Spring programs.

Coaches facilitate the lessons during the 12-week program and train with the girls to run the 5k at the end of the season.  Running Buddies run with the girls during the final 5K event.

For more information, please contact WISH at (907) 228-4099.  ​


COMPASS: A Guide for Men is a resource for adult male mentors who work with young Alaskan men aged 12-18. COMPASS presents mentors with

opportunities and activities that are designed to support young men as they explore and identify their values, goals and unique identities. The activities, teachable moments and discussions described in the guide create a safe atmosphere for men and boys to learn about and practice healthy lifestyles. In addition, these strategies are designed to be easily incorporated into the day-to-day interactions that already exist between mentors and youth like team sports, camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, etc. Ultimately the guide promotes meaningful conversations between men and male youth that promote healthy identities, build positive relationships and strengthen safe and violence-free communities.

For more information about COMPASS contact WISH at (907) 228-4371.

Community Coalition

In conjunction with the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition (KWC), WISH has created a coordinated community response team that is dedicated to building capacity by strengthening partnerships in the community in an effort to prevent intimate partner violence (IPV); this coalition is called the Promoting Respectful Relationships (PRR) Task Force. In 2011 the PRR Task Force created a strategic plan that aims to address the staggering statistics of intimate partner violence in Ketchikan.

Lead On

Are you between the ages of 13-18? Are you a youth leader that wants to make positive

Are you between the ages of 13-18? Are you a youth leader that wants to make positive changes happen in your community? Apply to Lead On! 2014 and join other Alaskan teen leaders in making a difference.

At Lead On!, national and local speakers engage youth from all regions of the state through presentations on various topics including healthy relationships, non-violence, leadership, positive choices and community involvement.

Youth plan and lead much of the conference. Past workshops include: “How to Start Your Own Leadership Program”, “Plan and See”, “Outdoor Leadership”, and Let’s Talk About It: Teens Speak Out About Healthy Relationships”. Youth also created plans to change their own communities, by planning projects with their peers around topics they cared about.

For more information, please contact WISH at (907) 228-4099.  ​


Documents from the THRIVE Summit are online.

Click on the link below to download the documents.