The Way We Show Up

The Way We Show Up

Written by Executive Director Claire Louge Life can be unexpectedly scary sometimes. Last month, I was in a car crash. I hit a car that was running a red light. My car is totaled, but thankfully, no one was hurt. It was a rattling experience, of course, and created a...
Prevention Made Visible

Prevention Made Visible

It’s often said that it’s hard to define prevention, because we can’t see what we prevent. How do you measure what didn’t happen? What does lack of child maltreatment look like? The New Hampshire Children’s Trust, our counterpart Prevent Child Abuse Chapter in New...
The One Gift Everyone Needs

The One Gift Everyone Needs

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, well, Oprah. As is...

Home Visiting Supervisors Institute

Arizona home visiting supervisors recently had the opportunity to reunite for in-person development training for the first time in three years! Together, the Arizona Department of Health Services’ Strong Families AZ, the Arizona Department of Child Safety, First...
Prescott Valley Pinwheel Party 2022

Prescott Valley Pinwheel Party 2022

On Saturday, April 30, 2022, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona raised awareness for Child Abuse Prevention month with a Pinwheel Party in Prescott Valley (home to our headquarters). This free event was hosted by Yavapai Communities for Kids, a Child Abuse Prevention Council...
Adversity is Not Destiny.

Adversity is Not Destiny.

By Claire Louge, Executive Director I frequently give trainings on the ACEs study. I talk about how the study shows a direct correlation between the number of ACEs and the risk of developing major health and social problems. I talk about how ACEs affect brain...
Building a Cathedral

Building a Cathedral

By Executive Director Claire Louge There’s a parable about a woman who walks by three men working on a building site, each doing the same thing. The woman asks the first man what he’s doing. “I’m hauling bricks,” he says. She asks the second man what he’s doing. “I’m...