Friday, February 15, 2013

Recap: selected media reports of results from the Alaska Victimization Survey

Results from the Alaska Victimization Survey (AVS) have been reported in a number of media articles. Below are some media mentions that have not been previously noted. A fuller list of  media articles about AVS data can be found on the AVS webpage.

“Survey reflects shocking side of Alaska,” André Rosay and Lauree Morton, Anchorage Daily News (ADN) Community Xtra! (print only), Nov. 14, 2012,  - this Compass piece originally appeared in the ADN November 5, 2012 online and on November 6 in print.

"Healthy relationship skills can prevent domestic violence," Inside JBER, Sept. 26, 2012, Chris McCann, JBER Public Affairs, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Anchorage - discusses 2011 regional results for the Municipality of Anchorage.

"Survey Sheds Light on High Victimization Rates in Alaska,", Oct. 2, 2012 - discusses the 2010 statewide results and 2011 regional results.

"Survey shows high rates of violence against women in Alaska,"  Dan Bross, KUAC-FM 89.9, Fairbanks Public Radio, October 8, 2012 - discusses Alaska Victimization Survey, data through 2011, and goals of the research. Includes interview with Dr. André Rosay.

Opinion: : “Rampant to Rare – Domestic Violence in Alaska," Governor Sean Parnell, Juneau, October 13, 2012 - discusses Choose Respect Initiative and Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Community Perspective: “Gain courage together: Alaskans all can ‘choose respect’," Governor Sean Parnell, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner -, March 20, 2012 - refers to AVS Fairbanks regional survey data and Choose Respect Initiative.

AVS data is also presented in the the Sitka Youth Leadership Committee Video which focuses on young people and promotes healthy relationships (see below). The video presents data from the 2010 Statewide Alaska Victimization Survey and the 2010 Olweus Bulling Questionnaire/Blatchley Middle School Report. It notes the relationship between domestic violence and bullying, and documents a conversation about bullying and its antidote: community, connection, and belonging. The video was uploaded to in summer 2012.

Complete results of AVS data released to date are available on the AVS webpage. 
Sitka Youth Leadership Committee Video from Hannah Guggenheim on Vimeo.