36th Annual Rural Providers' Conference
The theme of this year’s conference is “Spreading the Light Through Trusting Our Traditions”.
The Rural Providers’ Conference (RPC) is an annual gathering designed by rural Alaskans who are substance abuse service providers, youth, Elders and family members interested in celebrating and encouraging the continual growth of the Alaska Native Sobriety Movement.
The RPC embraces and unites traditional Alaska Native knowledge and modern treatment and prevention methods to find solutions for alcohol and drug abuse. The conference features ceremonies, talking circles and cultural events. Workshops and general sessions are geared toward clinicians working with rural Alaskans, those in recovery, as well as Elders, youth, and other adults.
2020 KTVA Special
To Heal the Future
[Courtesy of the KTVA Channel 11 News]
Frontiers with Rhonda McBride
We hear a lot about Alaska’s rates of sexual assault, some of the highest in the nation – six times the national average for children. And while the statistics get a lot of attention, the focus is rarely on the survivors of abuse, who are scattered in our midst – friends, family, neighbors, co-workers – who struggle with trauma from the past as best they can. For many, it has poisoned the present and threatens the future.