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"Strength of spirit" boys' program to help build community values


September 27, 2018

Maleah Wenzel

Maleah Wenzel said that she is not a stranger to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Growing up in Wrangell, she said she had an abusive father and a mother with a drug addiction. Her mother abandoned them when she was 11, and she and her sister left her father when she was 15.

"In terms of adverse childhood experiences, I've got the hands-on experience, I guess you could say," Wenzel said.

Spurred on by these experiences, Wezel said she has a strong urge to help other

children in less than ideal circumstances. She left Alaska to pursue a degree in psychology, with an emphasis on childho...

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