Arika Paquette

Tuesday Morning Plenary

    Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and experiences of intergenerational and systemic trauma are common, increasing the risk of most leading health and social problems. No one service system or sector can solve the complex problem of preventing and healing from trauma in isolation, which is why cross-sector and collaborative solutions are so vital, as are local, community-led solutions that engage and empower families, organizations, governments, tribes, faith and cultural groups, and do work in a participatory and equity-focused manner.
    In this session, leaders of regional networks addressing ACEs and resilience and the statewide Alaska Resilience Initiative will engage participants in discussion about Collective Impact approaches to addressing ACEs. These discussions will be driven by participant interest, but will likely focus on participatory, equitable, culturally-responsive processes in networks; working effectively across sectors; community-based policy advocacy and systems change; and communications (framing of issues, materials, trainings, social media use, etc.).

    Arika Paquette is the Prevention and Education Manager for Women In Safe Homes in Ketchikan, AK. She received her Bachelor of Liberal Arts with an emphasis in psychology and sociology from the University of Alaska Southeast in 2014 and is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health from University of Alaska Anchorage. Arika is the co-chair and coordinator of the Revilla Island Resilience Initiative, a local collective efficacy group working to promote awareness of childhood trauma through education and action. She is grateful to be able to work every day to make her community a more equitable and safer place for all who live here. In her free time, she enjoys exploring Southeast Alaska while commercial fishing with two young children and partner.