The Children’s Trust, Massachusetts’ child abuse prevention agency, announced today that George Regan, Jr. of Boston has joined its Board of Directors.
“We are thrilled to welcome George to the Children’s Trust’s board. His depth of knowledge and deep network in Boston and beyond will undoubtedly help us strengthen our child abuse prevention strategies and programs,” said Jennifer Valenzuela, Executive Director of the Children’s Trust.
“George is known for his commitment to giving back to his community and we are honored that he is investing his time and expertise into making the Commonwealth a safer place for children to grow up.”
Regan founded Regan Communications Group in 1984. Today, it is New England’s largest privately owned public relations firm and the sixth-largest privately owned public relations firm in the country, with more than 100 clients and offices in Boston, Cape Cod, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Washington D.C., Charleston, SC, and Florida.
Regan began his career as a reporter at the Boston Globe and then became a leading figure in the administration of Boston Mayor Kevin White for over a decade, first as press secretary and later as director of communications for the City of Boston. Regan also worked on numerous presidential campaigns, serving as national advance person for Jimmy Carter’s successful 1976 presidential campaign, and working on presidential campaigns for Mo Udall, Henry “Scoop” Jackson, and Governor Michael Dukakis.
“I am honored to join the dedicated members of this great organization and grateful to be involved in its efforts to stop child abuse in Massachusetts and protect the children in our communities,” said Regan.
Regan is a strong supporter of various charitable organizations such as The American Liver Foundation, Carroll Center for the Blind, Courageous Sailing Center, Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital and Franciscan Hospital for Children, Urban College of Boston, Perkins School for the Blind, the Sports Museum, and Boy Scouts of America as an Eagle Scout. He is originally from Quincy, MA and currently lives in Boston.
For over 30 years, the Children’s Trust has been working to prevent child abuse by providing critical resources to parents, educators, caregivers, and family support professionals. The organization’s evidence-based programs, many in partnership with key stakeholders from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, help children and families thrive and break cycles of abuse and neglect.
The Children’s Trust develops programs and influences public policies by building Protective Factors that support the overall well-being of children and their families. Developed by the Center for the Study of Social Policy, the Protective Factors framework is a research-driven approach that identifies five key conditions which must be in place to support the optimal well-being of children and families. Protective Factors serve as buffers that help families cope, achieve, and thrive, even during times of stress. The five Protective Factors are: parental resilience, knowledge of parenting and child development, social connections, concrete support in times of need, and social and emotional development of children.
The Children’s Trust is the only statewide child abuse prevention organization with a network of over one hundred of the most innovative local community organizations across the Commonwealth to provide programming that improves outcomes for children and families.
About the Children’s Trust
The Children’s Trust is on a mission to end child abuse in Massachusetts. Our programs partner with parents to help them build the lifelong skills and self-confidence they need to ensure children grow up safe and healthy. You can learn more at https://childrenstrustma.org/