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

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Alaska Children’s Trust
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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.

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