Prevent Child Abuse Arizona is shifting the public conversation about child maltreatment so that prevention is the priority. 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 25 years. Through advocacy and training, PCA Arizona implements strategies to keep children safe and support families in our communities.
Supporting Children and Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic
We have received many questions from caring community members about how to help children in this time of uncertainty, stress, and social distancing. Many are especially worried about the 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. View or download the resource guide below, which gives examples of check-in questions you can ask of parents and children, resources you can offer to parents, and what to do if you believe a child is unsafe.
Supporting Children and Families COVID-19 Resource Guide:
Top Ten Tips for Parenting in Uncertain Times:
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.
Please click here for a collection of resources that helps caregivers talk to kids about what’s happening, provide reassurance, and empower them to take positive steps.
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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