Prevent Child Abuse Arizona is dedicated to strengthening families and protecting children through collaboration, education, and advocacy. PCA Arizona provides training, parenting education and prevention services to families, foster parents, child welfare professionals, social service providers, law enforcement, court personnel and the public.
Prevent Child Abuse Arizona is one of 50 state chapters of Prevent Child Abuse America. PCA Arizona has been the state’s leading child maltreatment prevention organization for more than 30 years. Through advocacy and training, PCA Arizona implements strategies to keep children safe and support families in our communities.
Supporting Children and Families COVID-19 Resource Guide
Throughout the pandemic, many have been worried about children, especially those children who lack protective adults in their lives. The best way to prevent child abuse and to protect children, is to support their families cope with stress. Prevent Child Abuse Arizona encourages you to check in with families in the ways that you can.
Talking to Kids about Racism, Violence, and Other Distressing Events
Tragic and unsettling current events have many parents wrestling with their own feelings while worrying about their children and how to help them cope and thrive. Here are a collection of resources to help caregivers talk to kids about what’s happening.
In 2015, thanks to support from Strong Families AZ, Arizona had its first Strengthening FamiliesTM Protective Factors Framework training of trainers, certifying 20 people to offer presentations on Protective Factors. Since then, with support from...
Written by Executive Director Claire Louge In November, Prevent Child Abuse America celebrated its 50-year anniversary in Chicago. The celebration included a discussion with Dr. Bruce Perry, who is a member of the board, and Oprah Winfrey, who is,...
Parental Resilience: The ability to bounce back from stress and cope with challenges in a positive, constructive way
Social Connections: Having friends, family and community that provide emotional support in tough times and help celebrate good times
Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development: Information on how kids grow and how to help each unique child thrive
Concrete Support in Times of Need: Access to services and resources that keep a family safe and healthy, such as food, shelter, and healthcare
Social and Emotional Competence of Children: Children know that they belong, know they are loved, understand their feelings and can get along well with others
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