ACT’s Prevent Child Abuse Alaska Program

Alaska Children’s Trust pic
Alaska Children’s Trust
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Charles Clement is an experienced Alaska-based business executive who has been serving as the president and chief executive officer of the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) since 2012. Outside of his responsibilities at SEARHC, Charles Clement actively supports charitable organizations such as Alaska Children’s Trust (ACT).

Since its inception in 1988, ACT has advocated for the prevention of child abuse and neglect in Alaska. Although the organization hosts numerous programs aligned to its mission, one of its defining programs is Prevent Child Abuse Alaska.

A state chapter of Chicago-based national organization Prevent Child Abuse America, Prevent Child Abuse Alaska is committed to ensuring the healthy development of children statewide. Working with its partner chapters from other states, the program fights for the existence of a national policy framework that could promote evidence-based strategies aimed at curbing the incidence of abuse and neglect. The Alaskan chapter leverages access to resources and relationships across the country to adopt best practices for its own use.

To learn more about other programs hosted or supported by ACT, visit AlaskaChildrensTrust.org.

The Alaska Children’s Trust – Working to Prevent Child Abuse

Alaska Children’s Trust  pic
Alaska Children’s Trust
Image: alaskachildrenstrust.org

Since 2012, Charles Clement has served as president and chief executive officer of the South East Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC). Outside of this role, Charles Clement remains active in charitable giving and donates to the Alaska Children’s Trust (ACT).

Founded in 1988, the Alaska Children’s Trust (ACT) works to stop child abuse and neglect. To this end, ACT has developed a number of programs, including the Alaska Resilience Initiative, which seeks to create awareness of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and how they affect brain development. The initiative also works to create trauma-informed systems that promote resilience in children.

Another ACT program is Prevent Child Abuse Alaska, an affiliate of Prevent Child Abuse America. Through this program, ACT benefits from national relationships and resources by learning about strategies used by other states to curb child abuse.

ACT also operates a program called Strengthening Families, which aims to prevent child abuse through five evidence-based protective factors: parental resilience, social connections, knowledge of child development and parenting, support in times of need, and healthy emotional and social development of children.

The Alaska Children’s Trust and the Alaska Afterschool Network

Alaska Children’s Trust Image: alaskachildrenstrust.org
Alaska Children’s Trust
Image: alaskachildrenstrust.org

A health care industry executive with nearly 20 years of experience, Charles Clement serves as the president and CEO of Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) in Juneau. Alongside his work at the company, Charles Clement gives back to the community through his support of local organizations, such as the Alaska Children’s Trust.

In its efforts to support the needs of children throughout the state, the Alaska Children’s Trust oversees a variety of programs and activities that seek to strengthen families, prevent abuse and neglect, and improve access to learning opportunities. Since 2013, the group has managed the Alaska Afterschool Network, which is supported by the State of Alaska Department of Education as well as local nonprofit groups.

The ultimate goal of the Alaska Afterschool Network is to improve student performance and promote healthy youth development through high-quality afterschool programming. To achieve this goal, the Network creates collaborative opportunities within the afterschool community, raises awareness about the importance of afterschool activities, and advocates for public policies and systems that support afterschool programming throughout Alaska.

For more information about the Alaska Children’s Trust and the Alaska Afterschool Network, visit www.alaskachildrenstrust.org.