Carol Brice is a strong advocate for all of Alaska's children and families. She began her career fighting child abuse and neglect in Fairbanks in 1973, as one of six founding members of the Fairbanks Child Protection Task Force. The Task Force worked for several years educating the community on child abuse prevention and positive parenting skills. Their efforts led to the creation of the Resource Center for Parents and Children. For the past 25 years, the Resource Center has been the lifeline for Fairbanks families.
In recognition of her service to children and families, the Carol Brice Family Center in Fairbanks was dedicated in 1994 to healthy children, safe communities, and to one of Alaska's most compassionate and involved advocates.
Ms. Brice currently serves as chair of the Alaska Children's Trust, and volunteers tirelessly promoting the Trust and its fundraising efforts. A portion of the Trust is granted directly to community-based organizations that work primarily in the area of child abuse and neglect. She also started the Fairbanks chapter of the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse.
Ms. Brice is co-founder of a family support and training agency in Fairbanks, Family Training Associates, and is a part-time instructor in the paraprofessional counseling and early child development programs, as well as an author and presenter. A Certified Family Life educator, Ms. Brice has helped countless Alaskans learn skills to perform the toughest job in the world: being a good parent. And through her many years of public service, Ms. Brice has continued to follow her simple credo: Alaska's children deserve to grow up in a safe and nurturing environment.