Prevention of Child Abuse
Child abuse and neglect hurts more than our children and families, it hurts our entire community. The most immediate victims are children and families. Children suffer physical and emotional injuries, and parents suffer remorse and regret. A greater problem develops as the cycle of violence impacts the community. Childhood abuse is a significant predictor for juvenile delinquency, early pregnancy, substance abuse, mental health issues, and adult criminal activity. The prevention of child abuse became Exchange’s National Project in 1979, at the 61st National Convention
How are our clubs involved?
Exchange Club Family Support Center
Exchange Club Family Support Center is committed to strengthening families and preventing child abuse through parent-aide and parenting education services. Exchange Club Family Support Center is one of more than 70 separate organizations that have been established by the National Exchange Club as part of its National Project, in conjunction with local Exchange Club service organizations in each community. The Exchange Club Center in Downey was incorporated in 1990 and officially opened April 1, 1991.