What We Do

What is the Alaska Impact Alliance currently doing?

Association of Practitioners

The AIA is a large association of child welfare practitioners, agencies, and advocates. The AIA organizes statewide practitioner efforts by housing multiple prevention networks and projects related to child wellbeing in Alaska. The network members and project affiliates within the AIA utilize shared resources and supports for efficient and effective operations. The AIA offers services and support through existing partner programs.

Monthly Learning and Networking

AIA members meet monthly to discuss child welfare issues in Alaska, strategize and learn from each other, and hear from keynote speakers about national programs or laws.

Monthly Newsletter

AIA members contribute to and receive a monthly newsletter on Alaska’s child welfare programs, job openings, events, and other pertinent practitioner information.

Alaska Family Resource Center Network

The Alaska Family Resource Center (FRC) Network launched in the Fall of 2022.  The Alaska FRC Network is part of the National Family Support Network.  FRCs are in select schools, agencies, and community centers across Alaska and will provide resource and support coordination for families.  With generous funding from the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, the Family Resource Center Association in Colorado is assisting Alaska’s FRC Network and Member FRC’s in their design, procedures, and policies to ensure evidence-based best practices in serving families.

Family Support Database and Referral System

Through a build-out of the Connect Mat-Su and Help Me Grow AK resource database, we are designing a statewide multi-user Family Support Database and Referral System.  This system will be utilized by Member FRCs and will standardize family need assessments and coordinate service navigation. We hope this system will eventually provide an alternate-response option for safely diverting calls away from the child abuse hotline and to local community connections.

Culturally-Tailored Practice

An AIA Action Team is locating and studying existing culturally tailored family wellness prevention practices that could qualify for federal funding.  We aim to elevate the practices already working for Alaskan families and potentially bring nationally recognized evidence-based practices to Alaska.

Promising & Evidence-Based Practice Clearinghouse

The AIA is committed to tracking and supporting existing evidence-based prevention programs, promoting the use of these programs when appropriate, and working toward sustainable federal funding for these programs

100% Communities Alaska

The AIA assists communities and their local agencies in standing up sustainable preventions through community conversations, assessments, funding, and implementation support.