Alaska Children’s Trust (ACT) is proud to promote community-based efforts to support the prevention of child abuse and neglect. ACT accepted proposals that related to one of four core focus areas related to child abuse prevention; 1) programs that reduce risk factors and promote protective factors to ensure the well-being of children and families, 2) collection and dissemination of quality data, 3) advocacy and community building to empower communities to take impactful action that leads to positive change at the local level, and 4) positive social norming to make the value transformations around the attitudes of child abuse and neglect.
In May, ACT awarded 18 grants totaling $150,000 across the state. Grantees include Keys to Life, to connect incarcerated women to their children though the writing of lullabies, The Native Village of Unalakleet, to strengthen family and tribal community bonding through education and Bikers Against Child Abuse, to aid in direct support and advocacy of children who have been abused or neglected.
According to Trevor Storrs, Executive Director of ACT, “These investments empower communities at the local level to reduce trauma and build resilience for the child, family and community. These 18 organizations are creating environments that are safe, stable, and nurturing for children and families.”
For a complete list of grant awards, please visit http://www.alaskachildrenstrust.org/programs/investments/grant-recipients.
The Alaska Children’s Trust improves the status of children in Alaska by generating funds and committing resources to eliminate child abuse and neglect. Established in 1997, ACT has granted nearly $5 million dollars to organizations across the State of Alaska to prevent child abuse and neglect.