April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Here’s How You Can Get Involved

To better understand the national conversation around child abuse prevention, let’s look at some of the biggest milestones we’ve passed. Even as we acknowledge our successes in this area we are mindful of the need for additional progress and continue to think about how we can play a role in parent support, advocating for children, and promoting education around protective factors.

The Durham Integrated Domestic Violence Response System: Building Community Commitment in Durham

There is no doubt that community and neighborhood involvement plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and well-being of children. When families struggle, parents experience stress. And when parents do not know where to turn for support, stress can reach crisis levels.

Fortunately, making families aware of community resources that can relieve some of the biggest sources of stress, can make a difference. Durham has developed beneficial services, strategies, and advocacy to support Durham families. However, many families who want help don’t know where to turn and coordination among the offices making services available could be improved.

Durham Board of County Commissioners Passes ACEs Community Resilience Plan

Durham, North Carolina, is a vibrant community that is rapidly growing and changing. It’s also a diverse community. Children in Durham come from a wide variety of ethnic, racial, and national backgrounds. This diversity is a beautiful thing because it contributes to the rich cultural tapestry that makes Durham such a special place to work and live, but it also poses problems.

Supporting Domestic Violence Victims with Proven Methods

Supporting Domestic Violence Victims with Proven Methods

Jessica was referred to Exchange Family Center’s Parenting of Adolescents (POA) program to receive support improving her relationship with her mother (Jane) and addressing the emotional distress they both witnessed/experienced while living with domestic violence. Out family therapists helped this mother-daughter duo sort through a lot of emotions and an extensive domestic violence history.

Have You Planned Your Charitable Contributions for 2019? Rules, Benefits, and Questions About QCDs.

Have You Planned Your Charitable Contributions for 2019? Rules, Benefits, and Questions About QCDs.

When you reach the required age (70½), you are required to take a minimum distribution from your IRA. But if you don’t need the funds, a QCD counts toward your minimum distribution and is one way to maximize your charitable impact, while reducing your tax liabilities. While most non-Roth IRAs are eligible for QCDs, there are other requirements.


The Pathway to Healing: Parenting After Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Whether you have recently left an abusive relationship, are still in one, or are looking for ways to support the survivors in your life, this blog post will give you some tips to help adults build strong, positive relationships with children that protect children from the negative results of being exposed to domestic violence