For 25 years, The Exchange Club Family Center of Northeast Florida has offered free, in-home Parent Aide services to at-risk families across Jacksonville’s First Coast to deter child abuse and strengthen families. Each year, The Exchange Club Family Center hosts the Child Abuse Prevention Conference in April, to coincide with Child Abuse Prevention Month.
The National Exchange Club officially adopted the prevention of child abuse as its National Project in 1979 at the 61st National Convention.
Exchange provides a variety of public awareness materials, designed to help inform and increase awareness of child abuse and how it can be prevented. These are used in conjunction with Exchange Clubs and Exchange Club Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Centers.
Additionally, Exchange supports and engages in a number of annual activities designed to heighten awareness of child abuse and its consequences. Through participation in Child Abuse Prevention Month each April, National Headquarters in Toledo, OH, and clubs across the country work with government agencies, local and national partners, and their communities to draw awareness about prevention of this social crisis. Specially-designed materials are made available at this time of year, including action-oriented Exchange Today articles, all intended to help Exchange Clubs, members, and communities work to prevent child abuse.
Disclaimer: The National Exchange Club seeks to prevent child maltreatment by providing informational resources to the public and by coordinating a network of community-based services for parents. We are not authorized to investigate allegations of abuse or neglect or to offer legal advice. If a child is in immediate danger, please call the police. If you suspect child abuse, contact your local child protective services department.