Durham Board of County Commissioners recently voted on a resolution to support actions to become an adverse childhood experience (ACEs) informed community. Together with child abuse prevention organizations and Durham County government, a community resilience plan will be developed to help families and children cultivate the resiliency to tackle traumatic childhood experiences - improving both their physical and mental health. Learn more.
There are over 65,000 children in Durham and, for some of these children, their parents don’t know how to help them have success. Many of these families could benefit from additional help through services like those offered by the Exchange Family Center (EFC). EFC offers support to any Durham County family struggling with their child’s behaviors free of charge. Unfortunately, the center often has more demand for services than capacity. The Hilton Garden Inn-Durham University Medical Center (HGI-DUMC) saw this unmet need and offered to provide a year of support.
The Exchange Family Center (EFC) hosted an open house and dedication ceremony this
week where the Exchange Club of Greater Durham and the late John Black were recognized. EFC’s conference room was dedicated to Black, a long-time Club member and past EFC board president, to honor his commitment to the prevention of child abuse and to the community of Durham.