Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month!

The Center’s goal is to remind everyone in our community that every CHILD deserves respect, unconditional love, and a happy childhood.


Child Abuse Prevention Month Events & Initiatives

Our theme for Child Abuse Prevention Month is “A person’s a person, no matter how small”. – Dr Seuss. Our goal is to remind everyone in our community that EVERY CHILD deserves respect, unconditional love, and a happy childhood.

This year we are collecting the Dr. Seuss Books – to give our children.  Our hope is that every child will have a book of their own. Dr. Seuss books are fun to read and always carry a special message.  One favorite is “The Places You Will Go” that encourages them to look to the future with hope and anticipation of the world before them.

The Dr. Seuss book will be given to the child at the completion of their therapy treatment.  Every person that was on the treatment team for that particular child will writes a special message in the book. This makes it very personal and will encourage them for years to come.  It will be reminder that they are special and have overcome some big challenges in their lives. They also will be reminded how they are loved and that there is always hope.

Our Goal is to collect 1,000 new or gently used Dr. Seuss books.  We are inviting anyone donating a book to write a message of hope to the child receiving the book. 

The books can be dropped off at 178 Airways Blvd, 182 Lexington Ave  or 213 Cheyenne Drive in Jackson during regular business hours. Those outside of Jackson can find the nearest center location on our website and take their books to them. 

The Exchange Club-Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse serves 20 counties in West Tennessee and have 22 locations. We served 16,772 individuals last year.  We want to invite everyone to join us as we encourage and help these young people on their journey of hope and healing.  Donate a book, write a message of hope,  and make a difference in the life of a child. 

Lauderdale County Parade

Lauderdale County Child Abuse Prevention Month Parade

Stewards of Children

Do you need in-service/staff development training for your school, organization, church, or department?  Stewards of Children is a two hour child abuse prevention training that is approved for 2 credit hours for:  Nursing, Law enforcement POST), DHS licensed daycares, DCS, Firefighting personnel, NASW, and NBCC.  Please contact the Center at 731-424-7900 for more information.  There is no charge.

Child Abuse Prevention Parade

Held at Alamo Court Square, Friday April 8th at 9 A.M. Click here to view the flyer

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