Most of us don’t intend to get injured, nor intentionally put ourselves at risk, but Alaska experiences one of the highest unintentional injury rates in the nation.  Unintentional injury was the 3rd leading cause of death for all Alaskans in 2017, and remains a leading cause of death among children and young adults in Alaska.  Keep yourself and your friends & family safe by following best practices from these reliable sources.  You will also find resources for people experiencing domestic or intimate partner violence, and for reporting suspected child abuse.

Boating/Marine Safety Links

Youth Safety Links

  • Website for the Safe Kids Worldwide global organization dedicated to protecting kids from unintentional injuries.

  • Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Poison Control webpage.

  • Office of Children’s Service informational site for mandatory reporters of child abuse and anyone ready to make a report of child abuse or suspicion of potential child abuse.

  • Website for NOYS which seeks to build partnerships that save lives, prevent injuries and promote safe & healthy lifestyles while empowering youth leadership.

  • Comprehensive list of resources from about school safety – getting to school safely, school violence, injury prevention during school sports and more.

Violence Prevention & Help

  • Emergency shelter and support for women experiencing domestic violence or sexual assault and their children – in Homer.

  • Website for the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network – resources for survivors and prevention.

  • Alaska Network on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault – resources around the state for survivors and prevention.