Trust Parents.

Trust Parents.

By Claire Louge, Executive Director Last week, the team at Prevent Child Abuse Arizona held a meeting that had one purpose: to celebrate the successes we had in 2020. It was a tough year, and though there is value in noodling through our challenges, disappointments,...
Hindsight 2020

Hindsight 2020

By Thomas Claiborne, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona Parent Advisory Council Member An often cliché question: If you could do it all over again, what would you do differently?” If I asked the majority of my peers how they would approach 2020 knowing what they know...
The Annual Child Abuse Prevention Conference

The Annual Child Abuse Prevention Conference

Our 26th Statewide Child Abuse Prevention Conference, this year joined by the 7th Annual Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Consortium Summit, was a great success! With the support of eighteen sponsors, including NARBHA, Season for Sharing, and First Things First,...
The Gift of Sweeping Change

The Gift of Sweeping Change

By Claire Louge, Executive Director A year ago, I had the opportunity to visit my sister, who lives in Tanzania. During my visit, we went to Gombe National Park, where the famous Dr. Jane Goodall had conducted her research on chimpanzees. At the park, we met a man...
A Program Flourishes

A Program Flourishes

Last summer, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona debuted Flourishing Families, a curriculum designed to teach family service professionals, actionable ways that they can help parents/caregivers build protective factors in their families. The five protective factors,...
I believe in us.

I believe in us.

I believe the people of Arizona can create a state where all families can thrive. I’m not just saying that. I actually believe this, and I’ll tell you why. For the past couple of months, I’ve been holding discussions with community groups across Arizona, as part of a...
New Board Member: Rick Griffin

New Board Member: Rick Griffin

In August, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona welcomed a new board member, Rick Griffin. In just a couple of short months, Rick has already enriched our organization’s work in several ways. Rick Griffin is the Director of Training and Curriculum Development with...
4th Annual Home Visiting Supervisors’ Institute

4th Annual Home Visiting Supervisors’ Institute

The Home Visiting Supervisors Institute (HVSI) is an opportunity for supervisors of evidence-based and evidence-informed early childhood home visiting programs to learn, network, and strengthen their supervisory skills. Every year, home visiting supervisors especially...
Starting with What We Have

Starting with What We Have

By Claire Louge, Executive Director of Prevent Child Abuse Arizona When I was five years old, I came back to the USA after a year in France, and my English had gotten rusty. I entered first grade and was put into an English as a Second Language class. The language...
Much Ado About Self-Care

Much Ado About Self-Care

by Claire Louge Last week, I was on the phone with my older sister, Nathalie. We were checking in about our lives, and what is happening in the world. I described all the things I had going on, and everything I was doing, and told her I was a bit overwhelmed. Before...
4D Parenting (We are Different by Design but Dynamic by Decision)

4D Parenting (We are Different by Design but Dynamic by Decision)

By Thomas Claiborn, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona Parent Advisory Council Member 4D means “we are Different by Design but Dynamic by Decision.” We’re ‘different by design’ means that we all have different strengths, perspectives, and experiences. ‘Dynamic by decision’...