Orion is proud to announce The Exchange Club Family Center as the October focus of our “Orion Gives Back” program.
For almost 30 years, The Exchange Club Family Center has served the children and families of Memphis by working to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect. By providing prevention, intervention, educational and support services, The Exchange Club Family Center is able to address the immediate needs of children and adults concerning abuse, neglect, behavioral disorders, and domestic violence.
From making donations to assisting with programs, there are several ways to help show your support. A current wish list is below:
Diapers (young babies)
Formula (“Good Start”)
Children’s Clothes (up to age 5-6)
Baby Equipment (car seats, strollers, etc.)
Children’s Toys and Games
Coats (all ages)
Grocery Gift Cards
A sample of the variety of programs The Exchange Club Family Center offers is shown below.
24 HOUR HOTLINE
Counselors are on-call at all times to answer questions about reporting abuse and to provide help with emergency situations.
ADULT ANGER MANAGEMENT FOR MEN AND WOMEN
Designed for adults who lack anger management skills. Working with a trained counselor, clients explore the causes of and reactions to their anger, aftereffects of their actions, and possible alternative behaviors.
CASA (COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES
A program of The Exchange Club Family Center that recruits, trains and supports community volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children in the Juvenile Court system.
CLUES (CHILDREN LEARNING USEFUL SKILLS)
Designed for youth ages 8 to 12 who have displayed unruly or disruptive behavior. This 10-week course provides participants with a forum to explore topics such as self-esteem, peer pressure, age-appropriate behaviors, and positive social skills.
Whether it is group or individual, counseling is available from trained counselors for both children and adult clients of the Family Center. Therapy is designed to help individuals heal from traumatic violence while recognizing, understanding, and learning to modify the behaviors that have a negative effect on their lives.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ASSESSMENT CENTER FOR ADULT OFFENDERS
Designed for adult offenders, this program provides comprehensive clinical evaluations, risk assessments, and specific recommendations for treatment.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAM FOR ADULTS
Designed for adults who have experienced domestic violence. Clients receive an initial clinical assessment and participate in group therapy. For clients with children, a class designed for children and childcare is offered during the same period.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN
Designed for children ages 4 to 18 who have either witnessed or experienced domestic violence. Children receive an initial clinical assessment and participate in age-appropriate group therapy. Caregivers are also provided with educational support and crisis intervention.
FAMILY MEDIATION SERVICES
Provides an opportunity for families to maintain control of the decision-making process regarding divorce and custody issues and avoid lengthy litigation in court. Services are available for Divorce, Post-Divorce, Property Settlement and Custody/Visitation cases.
FIRST S.T.E.P.S. (SKILLS TO ENSURE PARENTING SUCCESS)
Designed for disadvantaged, first-time teen mothers who show a risk for becoming abusive or negligent parents. This special in-home intervention program teaches young mothers how to become responsible parents.
IN-HOME PARENT AIDES
Volunteers trained by the Family Center staff provide in-home assistance to parents who either have a long-term history or a risk of abusing or neglecting their children. Aides provide emotional support and serve as role models while helping families with daily parenting and household management tasks.
MAP (MALE ADOLESCENT PROGRAM)
Designed for male adolescents who have shown unruly, disruptive, disorderly, and/or violent behavior at home, school, or in the community. This program provides a safe forum for teens to look at behavioral responses. A 10-week program using a comprehensive counseling format, teaches non-violent problem-solving skills and allows teens to explore a variety of relationship issues.
Designed to help parents learn the fundamental skills necessary for parenting. This 10-week course teaches the importance of balancing love and discipline, building self-esteem, positive discipline techniques, and preventing parent burnout.
PCIT (PARENT CHILD INTERACTION THERAPY)
Designed to assist parents, who have children age 2 – 6 with significant oppositional behaviors, in learning skills to establish a nurturing relationship with their children while increasing prosocial and decreasing negative behaviors.
Designed for children ages 2 to 4 who have witnessed or experienced family violence or child abuse. This program allows younger children to express emotions, concerns, and fears that they may not be able to fully verbalize because of their age.
Designed to facilitate safe exchanges of children from one parent to the other parent without contact or conflict occurring with the parents which might negatively impact or traumatize children.
Designed to protect children from emotional and psychological trauma by offering a safe and protected environment for visits with non-custodial parents. Therapeutic Visitation adds a structured mental health therapy component to the visits under the guidance of a qualified counselor who uses observation, instruction, modeling, counseling and analysis so that the child receives needed therapy and the parent and child are assisted in repairing and strengthening their relationship.
TAME (TEEN ANGER MANAGEMENT IN EFFECT)
Designed for teen girls with poor anger management skills and unruly behavior. A 10-week program,using a comprehensive counseling format, teaches non-violent problem-solving skills and allows teens to explore a variety of relationship issues.
THE RESPECT PROGRAM
Designed to build resiliency skills in children (ages 2-14) and reduces bullying through literature and artistic expression. Teaches children to manage difficult emotions in healthy ways, to be assertive without being aggressive, and how to develop healthy friendships.
TIPS (TRAINING INTERVENTION FOR PARENTS)
Designed for parents of youth who are participating in either CLUES, TAME, or MAP. This group program provides parents with an opportunity to explore their own behaviors as causes and reactions to their children’s anger management issues.
Designed for divorcing parents. This 4-hour seminar provides vital information on the effects of divorce on children. Topics include how the break-up of the family influences the child, how to avoid common pitfalls that put children in no-win situations and how to anticipate the reactions of children during and after the divorce.
For information on how you can help mend families and strengthen the community through The Exchange Club, visit http://www.exchangeclub.net.