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Stand Up, Speak Up Alaska

Stand Up Speak Up Alaska

This site offers youth a way to access information of healthy relationships, respect, leadership and getting help for themselves or their friends who may be experiencing abuse:

  • Claudia Plesa, Project Coordinator and Empowerment Evaluator
  • Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
  • 130 Seward St., Suite 214
  • Juneau, Alaska 99801
  • Phone: (907)586-3650

  • Mollie Rosier
  • Public Health Specialist II
  • Department of Health & Social Services
  • 3601 C Street, Suite 322
  • Anchorage, Alaska 99503
  • Phone: 907-269-3466

Stand Up Speak Up Alaska

Stand Up, Speak Up (SUSU) is a media and engagement campaign that was developed in partnership with the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault; the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault; Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Division of Public Health; Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and youth ages 12-18 from across Alaska. Youth from Ketchikan, Sitka, Bethel, Anchorage, Gustavus, Buckland, Kiana, Juneau, Dillingham, Akiak, Kipnuk, Mt. Edgecumbe High School and Youth Alliance for a Healthier Alaska participated in the development of SUSU materials. Through this campaign, youth learn how to more effectively speak up and encourage other youth to stand up to end violence. The campaign focuses on six key areas: relationship basics; building a peer culture; respecting yourself; leading the way; keep respect going and getting help. The campaign includes media, a standalone website, posters and informational cards and social networking sites. The campaign measures changes through focus groups, surveys and media metrics in: relationship values and attitudes towards respect; social norms or attitudes about violence in relationships; recall of prevention messaging; and youth engagement measures. It includes mini-grants to support community-based projects. The community-based projects are youth led and promote leadership skills, healthy relationships and respect among their peers. A complete listing of completed projects from can be accessed at