A Sexual Assault Awareness Month presentation, co-hosted with STAR Alaska Register here: https://bit.ly/3rgnHFE Alaska unfortunately leads the nation when it comes to sexual assault rates – nearly 4 times the national average. Most of the victims are women, many are younger than 18 years old, and most assaults take place at a residence or home. Add in a pandemic that has people feeling isolated and disconnected, and it’s a tough reality. But therapists are finding methods that are helping victims recover and seem to reduce their chances of becoming repeat victims, by focusing on positive, safe connections as a way to build resilience. Learn about the importance of safe connections and what makes them safe, and about opportunities for building those connections. Presenters are Christine Alvarez, LPC, Chief of Clinical Operations for Adult Services at Alaska Behavioral Health, and Eden Lunsford, LPC and trauma therapist with Star Alaska.