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The Building Blocks of Adulthood

Childhood sets the foundation for the rest of our lives. A happy and fulfilling upbringing can lead to a positive, healthy adulthood. Here are a few areas that parents can focus on in the early stages of a child’s life, which will have a major impact as they mature to adulthood. Affection Love and affection provide comfort and security for children. Receiving hugs and kisses from family members can significantly impact a child’s emotional well-being, and these bonds can... Read More
Posted by Beth Wilson at Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 0 comments
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Meet the Staff: Jennifer Balink

The Exchange Club Family Center is made up of passionate individuals who strive on a daily basis to break the cycle of child abuse and family violence. In our Meet the Staff series, we take a closer look at the team members who play a vital role in fulfilling our mission. Jennifer Balink, Executive Director  Job responsibilities: Get up every day believing change is possible Support the clinical team by securing resources (funding, in-kind donations, services)... Read More
Posted by Beth Wilson at Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 0 comments
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Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

ACEs are adverse childhood experiences, which harm or hinder the development of a child’s brains in a way that can affect them many years later. These experiences have the ability to cause diseases and mental illnesses, and are the origin of most violent behaviors. The term ACEs comes from the  CDC-Kaiser Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, a public health analysis which found that childhood trauma results in the adult onset of diseases, depression and other... Read More
Posted by Beth Wilson at Friday, March 10, 2017 | 0 comments
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Top 10 Reasons to “Rock the River”

Contribute to the future of families in our community The Exchange Club Family Center works to break the cycle of family violence and child abuse, while restoring the hopes and dreams of children and adults affected by child abuse, family violence or traumatic family transitions. As our largest fundraiser each year, the Hands of Hope Auction Party directly benefits our efforts to support these families.  Earnestine and Hazel’s band You won’t want to miss these... Read More
at Thursday, February 9, 2017 | 0 comments
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The Exchange Club Family Center: The Facts

The Exchange Club Family Center works to break the cycle of family violence and child abuse, so that children do not grow up to become child abusers. At The Family Center, children can find a safe haven to be nurtured, and parents can learn new behaviors that enable them to take better care of their children. Facts about The Exchange Club Family Center The Exchange Club Family Center began in 1984 with a staff of three. The agency now has a staff of more than 40. ... Read More
Posted by Beth Wilson at Tuesday, February 7, 2017
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