Workshop aims to curb consequences of drinking

April 25 2014

KLUKWAN – SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) will be offering bystander intervention training to the communities of Klukwan, Angoon, and Kake. This training has been given the name Lingit Tundatáni and means “being strong like our ancestors.” The intent is to provide community members with the tools necessary to help keep a family member, friend or other community member safer when they have been binge drinking, heavy drinking or underage drinking as inappropriate alcohol consumption puts individuals and others in the community at risk for injury, illness or death.

Similar to the Green Dot program that has been implemented in some areas of Alaska to reduce instances of domestic violence and sexual abuse, this training teaches community members how to help those involved in high risk situations while using alcohol stay safe and hopefully avoid the consequences that can be devastating to families.

Lingit Tundatáni is a non-clinical, public education experience offered as a 2-3 hour workshop that will be held in Klukwan on April 29, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at the Klukwan ANS Hall with others to be scheduled in Angoon and Kake in the near future.

Please contact SEARHC Behavioral Health Prevention Specialist, Joanne Spud at (907) 766-6319 or joannes@searhc.org for more information on how to participate in any of these workshops.