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  • traumatized children
  • strengthening families
  • building resilience and more!

26th Cap Conference

Connection: The Power of Relationships

 

Supporting Children and Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We have gotten 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 (English)

Supporting Children and Families COVID-19 Resource Guide (Spanish)

 

 

Upcoming Webinars

 

Wednesday, May 20 | 10:00 – 11:15 am

Connection Before Correction – Why Attachment Matters

Presented by Meghan Hays Davis, MAS, IMH-E®

Parenting is hard. Parenting children with trauma histories is a whole different ballgame.  This webinar will discuss how care providers can assess past attachment patterns that lead to negative behaviors, reinterpret those behaviors and provide relationship-based guidance and parenting. It will focus on parent and child attachment strategies and relationship-based interventions to address trauma and behavioral needs, giving participants tools to try at home.

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Wednesday, May 27 | 11:00 – 12:00pm

Working with Families in a Strength-Based Way      

Presented by Claire Louge, M.Ed.

Let’s focus on what’s strong rather than what’s wrong. Participants will learn an overview of the Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors Framework, an approach to working with families in a way that builds their strengths as a solution to their challenges. We’ll discuss what it means to work with families in a strength-based way, and come up with ideas for how we can build protective factors through our work.

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This webinar is free thanks to the sponsorship of Parent Partners Plus. For more information on Parent Partners Plus, please visit parentpartnersplus.com

 

 

Thursday, May 28 | 1:00 – 2:00pm

Stress, Trauma, and the Trauma-Informed Approach

Presented by Claire Louge, M.Ed.

How does stress negatively impact your life? This webinar will delve into the body’s natural response to stress, and use this as a lens for understanding the impact of trauma on human thinking and behavior. Participants will learn simple stress-reduction techniques they can use anywhere, and learn how to apply the trauma-informed approach to their work with people.

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This webinar is free for the community thanks to Darin Hood, Principal Securities Registered Representative, Financial Advisor

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Wednesday, June 24 | 10:00 – 11:00am

Strengthening Parental Resilience   

Presented by Claire Louge, M.Ed.

Life can be stressful, and parenting can be challenging. This session will focus on the importance of building Parental Resilience, one of the five Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors. Participants will learn to define and recognize signs of parental resilience, identify actions they can take to help parents build their resilience, and provide examples of program efforts that value and support parents.

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This webinar is free thanks to the sponsorship of Parent Partners Plus. For more information on Parent Partners Plus, please visit parentpartnersplus.com

 

 

Friday, July 10 | 10:00 – 11:00am

Strengthening Knowledge of Parenting

Presented by Claire Louge, M.Ed.

Parents are a child’s first and best teachers. This session will focus on how to promote Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development, one of the five Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors. Participants will be able to define what it means to have knowledge of parenting and child development, identify actions they can take to strengthen parenting, and create a plan to integrate these ideas into their work.

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This webinar is free thanks to the sponsorship of Parent Partners Plus. For more information on Parent Partners Plus, please visit parentpartnersplus.com

 

 

For a complete list of webinar offerings, please view our Webinar Catalog here

If you are interested in sponsoring a webinar or a series of webinars, please view our webinar prospectus and contact Rebekah@pcaaz.org.

 

 

How do we prevent child abuse before it ever happens?

 

We can all help Arizona families stay strong by making sure they have:

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

Click here to learn more about Strengthening Families Protective Factors and Flourishing Families

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.

 

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