child abuse

Rep. Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, center, speaks as state lawmakers and children’s welfare advocates attend a Blue Shirt Day event at the Alaska State Capitol, honoring the beginning of Child Abuse Prevention Month on April 1, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Juneau recognizes beginning of child abuse prevention month

Blue Shirt Day is a national day for child welfare advocacy.


Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire 
Susan Moseby, left, SAFE program administrator, and Jenny Farley, a nurse with the child advocacy center, man a table at IGA Foodland for Child Abuse Prevention Awareness month, giving information and resources to those who ask on April 16, 2021.

Child abuse referrals are climbing after declining during pandemic

Children were especially hard hit by the isolation, stress, weight of events.