Working together to prevent child abuse
Photo: Flickr, Enrique Saldivar

A few years ago, residents of the Mat-Su Borough identified child abuse and neglect as one of the area’s major problems. In response community organizations teamed up with government agencies, schools and judges to develop a comprehensive solution and build connections throughout the region.

This episode is part of Alaska Public Media’s Solutions Desk, where you can find more stories about what’s working to make Alaska communities stronger.

HOST: Anne Hillman


  • Desiré Shepler, Director of R.O.C.K. Mat-Su
  • Mark Lackey, Executive Director of CCS Early Learning
  • Dawn Adams, Regional Permanency Specialist for the Office of Children’s Services
  • Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast
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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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After being told innumerable times that maybe she asked too many questions, Anne Hillman decided to pursue a career in journalism. She's reported from around Alaska since 2007 and briefly worked as a community radio journalism trainer in rural South Sudan.
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