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.


The Child Abuse Prevention Center is the County's largest not-for-profit organization focused solely 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.

The Prevention Center offers a full spectrum of services designed to meet the mental, emotional and physical needs of children and families, delivered by a committed staff of clinical professionals and trained volunteers whose depth and diversity continue to set new community standards. The single most distinguishing feature of the Prevention Center's outreach is its emphasis on intensive in-home parenting education. The Prevention Center selected this model of intervention based on research by the U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect that endorses in-home support as the most effective approach to successfully preventing child maltreatment.


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
Programs offered:
Basic NeedsIn-Home Crisis Stabilization
Monitored Supervision and VisitationIn-Home Mental Health
Home Visitation-ToddlerTeen Voices/Teen Choices
Home Visitation-InfantMultidisciplinary Care Team (MCT)
Child Abuse Services Team (CAST)In-Home Coach
Helping Kids CopeWelcome Baby
Major annual events:
Bright Futures Ball
"Not So Serious" Women's Golf Outing
Charity Golf Classic
Casino Night
Families Helping Families
Web site:www.BrightFutures4Kids.org

Board of Directors

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
Prevention Center.

Executive Committee

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 ArmstrongVice President, Armstrong/Robitaille/Riegle
Maria Elena BanksREALTOR Associate, Prudential California Realty
Bill BarringtonMember, Newport Harbor Exchange Club
Bill BechtelPresident, Bechtel Professional Services
Ed BernabeoBusiness Development Officer, Windes & McClaughry
Pat CavanaghSenior Vice President, ProLogis
Debashis ChowdhuryVice President, Canterbury Consulting
Lorraine CollyerChief Financial Officer, Hero Nutritionals
Dan FulkersonVice President, US Bank Commercial Banking
Abbas GokalEstate Planning and Business Lawyer, Gokal Law Office
Bryan HowardDirector, Howard Building Corporation
Ed InalVice President of Customer Service, Nobel Biocare (Past Board President)
Doug IrelandSenior Vice President, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC
Paula JanoskiHuman Resources Consultant (Past Board President)
Jan JewellVice President (Retired), Housing Capital Group (Past Board Chair)
Bob KintonMember, Newport Harbor Exchange Club
Fermin LlagunoManaging Shareholder, Littler Mendelson
Jamison LutherProducer, Patriot Risk & Insurance Services
Thomas ManakidesAttorney, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Pat MurphySenior Vice President, Wells Fargo Real Estate Group
Marcel PahmerFinancial Consultant, Centaurus Financial, Inc.
John SiensVP Sales Manager, First American Title Corporation
Chris TookerChief Executive Officer, Trendzitions
Dan WilesPrincipal, Fieldman, Rolapp & Associates
J. Scott YoungSenior Audit Partner, Wright Ford Young & Co. (Past Board President)

Financial Highlights

2011-2012 Budgeted Revenue Sources

(Total $5,630,000)

Distribution of Your Donated Dollar

Programs and Key Outcomes 2012

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.


♥ Parent Empowerment Programs

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.

♥ Specialty Focused Prevention Services

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.

Calendar of Events

Families Helping Families Holiday Adoption Program November and December 2011

Queen of Hearts Casino Night February 11, 2012 Newport Lexus

The 8th Annual OC Marathon May 6, 2012 Orange County Fairgrounds

15th Annual Bright Futures Celebration May 12, 2012 Discovery Science Center

10th Annual Charity Golf Classic Presented by Wells Fargo Bank August 15, 2011 El Niguel Country Club

For More Information and Press Inquiries,
Please Contact:

Michelle Hodges at (714) 543-4333 or [email protected]

Volunteer Opportunities

For children to thrive, they first must be nurtured and cared for in a healthy and loving home.
Help us put children first and consider volunteering at the Child Abuse Prevention Center. The opportunities are endless,
and the life you change might just be your own.

Skills-Based Volunteers:

  • Finance and Accounting
  • Information Technology
  • Logistics
  • Project and Program Management
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Multimedia Strategy

Fundraise for Our Cause

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.

Monitored Visitation

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.

Families Helping Families Holiday Adopt a Family Program

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.

Donation Drive

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.

Annual Event Committees

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

For More Information and Press Inquiries, Please Contact:
(714) 543-4333 or [email protected]