The Child Abuse Prevention Center directly serves at-risk children and families
in crisis to prevent and break the generational cycle of child abuse.
Fulfill every child's right to grow up in a healthy, nurturing home free of child abuse.
We operate our programs with integrity, fiscal responsibility,
and the highest standard of quality in all areas.
|Year established:||1983, by the Exchange Clubs of Orange County and Long Beach|
|Executive Director:||Scott Trotter, MBA|
|Employees:||81 paid staff members|
|Clients served:||219,000 children & parents since 1983|
Over 4,000 children and parents from almost 2,000 families last year
|Volunteer contributions:||More than 11,000 hours last year valued at over $180,000|
|Household goods donated to families:||Over 12,000 items last year valued at over $180,000|
|Major annual events:|
The Child Abuse Prevention Center is governed by a volunteer
Board of Directors comprised of business and civic leaders throughout
Orange County, who lend their expertise to the business operation of the
|Board Chair:||Jon Miller, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson|
|Co-Chair:||Ken Gundersen, Principal, Haskell & White, LLP|
|Secretary:||Randy Riley, Managing Director, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network|
|Treasurer:||Paul Godby, Vice President, The Capital Group Companies|
|Past Board Chair:||Jeff Shepard, Partner, Cresa Partners|
|Roger Armstrong||Vice President, Armstrong/Robitaille/Riegle|
|Maria Elena Banks||REALTOR Associate, Prudential California Realty|
|Bill Barrington||Member, Newport Harbor Exchange Club|
|Bill Bechtel||President, Bechtel Professional Services|
|Ed Bernabeo||Business Development Officer, Windes & McClaughry|
|Pat Cavanagh||Senior Vice President, ProLogis|
|Debashis Chowdhury||Vice President, Canterbury Consulting|
|Lorraine Collyer||Chief Financial Officer, Hero Nutritionals|
|Dan Fulkerson||Vice President, US Bank Commercial Banking|
|Abbas Gokal||Estate Planning and Business Lawyer, Gokal Law Office|
|Bryan Howard||Director, Howard Building Corporation|
|Ed Inal||Vice President of Customer Service, Nobel Biocare (Past Board President)|
|Doug Ireland||Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC|
|Paula Janoski||Human Resources Consultant (Past Board President)|
|Jan Jewell||Vice President (Retired), Housing Capital Group (Past Board Chair)|
|Bob Kinton||Member, Newport Harbor Exchange Club|
|Fermin Llaguno||Managing Shareholder, Littler Mendelson|
|Jamison Luther||Producer, Patriot Risk & Insurance Services|
|Thomas Manakides||Attorney, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher|
|Pat Murphy||Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Real Estate Group|
|Marcel Pahmer||Financial Consultant, Centaurus Financial, Inc.|
|John Siens||VP Sales Manager, First American Title Corporation|
|Chris Tooker||Chief Executive Officer, Trendzitions|
|Dan Wiles||Principal, Fieldman, Rolapp & Associates|
|J. Scott Young||Senior Audit Partner, Wright Ford Young & Co. (Past Board President)|
Since 1983, the Child Abuse Prevention Center's programs have permanently and positively changed the lives of more than 215,000 children and their parents. The Prevention Center currently offers a variety of programs that work to prevent child abuse and family violence by addressing the underlying social, environmental, and medical factors that can contribute to this devastating social issue. Our main goal is to ensure that children are raised in a healthy and safe home environment while developing the necessary social and emotional skills to become active members of society.
Our In-Home Parent Empowerment Programs deliver critically-needed, life-altering parenting strategies and education to struggling families in their own homes. At the heart of these programs, which can last up to 12 months, is intensive, one-on-one educational sessions designed to interrupt the cycle of abuse and keep families together.Home Visitation-Infant provides at-risk parents of newborns from birth to 17 months essential parenting education and a link to community resources to help ease the adjustment following the birth of a new baby. Home Visitation-Toddler helps deliver critically-needed, intensive parenting strategies to families with children from 18 months to 5 years of age that are either in a prolonged state of crisis or are at risk for abuse.
In-Home Coach helps at-risk families who have suspected or confirmed cases of child abuse and are referred by the County of Orange Social Services Agency. The abuse can consist of neglect, physical, sexual, or emotional child abuse. Our goal is to provide preventative services to keep the abuse from occurring again.Monitored and Supervised Visitation provides a safe and supervised environment for children to meet with non-custodial parents and family. Neighbor to Neighbor reaches out to families who have been referred by concerned teachers, neighbors, and other professionals and are in need of preventative services.
♥ In-Home Crisis Stabilization is comprised of a team of clinicians and mental health workers who offer short-term, in-home therapy and case management services. In partnership with the Orange County Health Care Agency, our team is available 24/7 to support children and families in crisis. The overall goal is to maintain family stabilization and prevent out of home placement or psychiatric hospitalization.
♥ In-Home Mental Health provides an 8-10 week in-home mental health service, including assessment, treatment planning, counseling, therapy and resource referral.
♥ Outreach and Engagement promotes mental health and wellness for children and teens in unserved and underserved communities by raising awareness, assessing children's and family's mental health & other service needs, providing community linkages and increasing knowledge of protective and risk factors that affect children's mental health,
♥ Teen Voices/Teen Choices provides an interactive seminar focused on the important issue of teen dating violence presented to 7th through 12th grade students. Our goal is to create a learning experience in which students learn what dating violence is, how to recognize unhealthy relationships, understand why it may be difficult to leave a violent/abusive relationship, and learn about available resources for support and information.
♥ Helping Kids Cope is a one-time co-parenting workshop designed to teach parents how to minimize the negative and potentially long-term effects of separation or divorce on their children, and how to develop the skills needed to form a workable, co-parenting relationship for their children.
♥ Basic Needs provides critical, basic household items to families going through the reunification process in order to reunite the family in a healthy and safe home.
♥ Child Abuse Services Team (CAST) utilizes Prevention Center volunteer advocates to work with victims of child abuse. The CAST program conducts multidisciplinary child sexual abuse, physical abuse and violent trauma investigations in a child-focused, child-sensitive environment to reduce further trauma to the child. It is collaboration among social services, law enforcement, deputy district attorneys, medical providers, and therapists. CAST conducts coordinated on-site services for the child victim and their family.
Also known as micro-fundraising, individuals will raise money through their own individual fundraising efforts such as running a Marathon, hosting a cocktail party or a car wash. Individuals volunteer their time and solicit donations from family, friends and/or colleagues to support the Prevention Center and our cause.
Volunteers 21+ accompany trained caseworker specialists to their monitored visits, held between parents and their noncustodial children. Volunteers observe interactions between family members and help monitor and maintain safety during visits.
Individuals, families, clubs, businesses and religious congregations can fulfill the holiday wishes
and needs of an entire family by providing holiday gifts and financial contributions during the holidays.
Volunteers are needed during the month of December to catalog gifts as they are brought to the Prevention Center and to deliver them to families in need.
Students, groups or businesses interested in doing a one-time project to help the Prevention Center can spearhead the collection of much needed items. Examples include: Diaper Drive, Backpack Drive or School Supplies Drive.
Volunteers assist in planning one or more of the Prevention Center's major annual fundraising events. Individual event committees meet regularly to plan the event, secure auction items, solicit corporate sponsorships, sell program ad space & tickets, and more