The Child Abuse Prevention Center directly serves at-risk children and families in crisis to prevent and break the generational cycle of child abuse.
We value every child’s right to grow up in a safe and nurturing home environment.
The Child Abuse Prevention Center is the country’s leading not-for-profit organization focused exclusively on the prevention of child abuse. Our early intervention programs have a well-documented record of strengthening and improving parent-child relationships, working to prevent child abuse before it occurs.
Our goals are accomplished by matching families at risk of child abuse with professional caseworkers who work with them directly in their homes. The goal of intervention is to replace parenting patterns that may lead to abuse and neglect with nurturing parenting styles, as well as to empower parents to become self-sufficient.
The Child Abuse Prevention Center is a 501(c)3 tax exempt entity, the fourth largest not-for-profit dedicated to the prevention of child abuse in the county and one of 100 centers nationwide sponsored in part by the National Exchange Club Foundation for the Prevention of Child Abuse.
Since 1983, the Child Abuse Prevention Center has built its foundation on innovative in-home parenting and prevention programs for families at-risk of abuse. The Prevention Center was born out of five years of research, fundraising, and the tireless work of a multitude of members from 30 Orange County Exchange Clubs. Over our 33-year history, we have grown from a single volunteer based parent-aide program to a large, diverse, and talented organization employing more than 115 professional staff, two-thirds of whom provide direct services to clients. At present, we manage 12 programs, each designed to meet specific community needs.
Since our founding, we have provided services to more than 300,000 children and parents in our community. Last year, our programs directly served over 7,000 children and families from all walks of life–each of them coming to us to help break the generational cycle of child abuse and neglect.
The devastating effects of child abuse can last a lifetime. The Child Abuse Prevention Center believes that by providing our clients with the necessary tools to be successful parents, we will continue to break the cycle of child abuse and bring Orange County kids a brighter future in a loving home.