KANA Prevention Programs
Explore the Rock
KANA Prevention's Explore the Rock is a summer hiking program that focuses on getting youth on the hiking trails. Most recently run as virtual hiking challenge, Explore the Rock will be returning in 2023 with in-person options. You can check out the 2022 Explore the Rock landing page below
Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.
Injury Prevention Programs
KANA's Emergency Medical Services Program coordinates a variety of injury prevention courses throughout the year. Everything from pain prevention, backcountry preparedness, ATV safety, and more are included.
Injury Prevention classes may include:
Kids Don't Float
Back Pain Prevention Clinic
Shoulder Pain Prevention Clinic
Mental Health First Aid
Question. Persuade. Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Training
Harm Reduction Classes (to prevent overdose-related injury and death)
Tobacco Cessation Program
Have you wanted to stop using tobacco but aren't sure where to start or how to create a cessation plan? Visit Alaska's Tobacco Quit Line website for all sorts of support resources. Best of all, it's confidential and FREE!
Green Dot Violence Prevention
Too many individuals experience power-based personal violence such as bullying, dating violence, and sexual assault during their time in high school. To address this the Green Dot program is being implemented at Kodiak High School.
KIBSD has partnered with KWRCC and KANA to roll out the program. Training will be provided for all members of the Kodiak High School community over the 2021-2022 school year.
Green Dot is a violence prevention strategy focused on preventing power-based personal violence. It seeks to permanently reduce rates of interpersonal violence by establishing two cultural norms at high schools: 1) Power-based personal violence will not be tolerated; and 2) Everyone is expected to do their part to maintain a safe school. Green Dot invites individuals to reconsider their personal role in preventing violence and shifting social and cultural norms. Green Dot sees all school community members as potential active bystanders and seeks to safely engage them in violence prevention by empowering them with the tools to do “green dots” – small, individual, and manageable actions and behaviors that express intolerance for violence.
For more information about this program, click the link to visit the founding site.
A Window Between Worlds (AWBW)
AWBW’s trauma informed art workshops offer a process of self-expression, self-exploration, and self-interpretation. Unlike art therapy, there is no therapist or other authority responsible for interpretation or diagnosis. Each participant is in charge of their own creative exploration. The AWBW philosophy is grounded in the idea that the art workshops are a “Window of Time” — a safe, non-judgmental space where participants can authentically express their identity, hopes, dreams, experiences and truths. Workshops typically run 60-90 minutes.