August news & updates


KWRCC Fundraising Concert

2pm Sunday, Aug. 21st

Gates open at 1:30pm

Kodiak State Fairgrounds

More info coming soon!

KWRCC Board Meeting

6pm, Tuesday, Aug 23rd

Guests invited and welcome!

Contact us to attend

First Day of School

6th-12th: Monday, Aug. 29th

1st- 5th: Tuesday, Aug. 30th 

Kinder:  Tuesday, Sep. 6th

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Labor Day

Monday, Sept. 5th

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Fundraising Concert

AND Local Singer,

Mary Brett

Join us at 2pm on Sunday, Aug. 21st at the Kodiak State Fair Grounds for a family friendly live music benefit concert for KWRCC.  We have a wonderful local performers lined up and it will be a lot of fun!  

Tickets are by donation.  This is a cash only event payable at the gate.  The gates open at 1:30pm.  All proceeds will support KWRCC and our services.  More information will be coming soon!

building awareness

Kids are getting ready to go back to school, to reconnect with old friends, meet new classmates and teachers, try new activities, and navigate the ways relationships change and grow. We all want our kids to have healthy relationships, whether with dating partners, friends, teammates, or just the kids they sit next to at school. There are many ways you can help your kids develop the age appropriate skills and understanding they’ll need to have fun and healthy relationships throughout their lives.

Check out some of the resources below. 


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From playdates and preschool to BFFs and prom dates, your kid’s relationships are an important part of their life — and these early relationships set the stage for later on. Here’s how to talk with them about how to have respectful, fulfilling, and healthy friendships and relationships throughout their lives.

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Middle School

High School

All Ages

How to Talk to Teens About Dating Violence

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Welcome to one of the most challenging phases of parenting—adolescence.

In all likelihood, your young teen is experiencing significant emotional, psychological and physical changes. And, while your teen needs you more than ever to help them through this challenging time, they are also seeking independence and turning to peers. While it may seem easier to let your teen shake you loose, hang on. They really do need you.

Right now, your teen is forming relationships that set the stage for future relationships. Given that 1 in 5 high schoolers experience dating violence, you’ll want to be sure you do your part to help your child understand what a healthy relationship feels and looks like. 

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Identifying the Signs

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Education staff should be vigilant and appropriately trained to signs of domestic violence.

Although there may be physical signs of domestic violence, like injuries, that schools may notice, it is also key that school staff are alert to changes in a student’s behavior.

Some common indicators may include:

  • becoming aggressive or becoming a bully
  • becoming quieter or withdrawn, which risks them going unnoticed
  • not doing well at school; may even regress
  • may be defiant and/or disobedient
  • lagging behind when it’s time to go home
  • arriving at school early/leaving late
  • signs of anxiety or depression
  • difficulty sleeping
  • finding loud noises or loud voices unusually disturbing.

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KWRCC Board of Directors
President: Heidi Barret-McNerney
Vice President: Debbie Olson
Treasurer: Karissa Stoecker
Secretary: Cassie Keplinger
Board Member: Kim Sibrel
Board Member: Selida Guitron-Padilla

Executive Director: Rebecca Shields

SART & Shelter Coordinator: Penny Lampl

Case Management: Melissa Austin

Outreach Advocate: Ellamy Tiller

Outreach Technology: Ann Kirven

Advocate: Pinky Cruz

Advocate: Kimberly Dolph

Advocate: Debbie Eggemeyer

Advocate: Skylar Gertz

Advocate: Marie Hellek

Advocate: Lisa Johnson

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