It’s Normal Not to Be Okay.

It’s Normal Not to Be Okay.

Think about a time when you went through something hard, and you went to someone for support. Was their response supportive and helpful? If it was, it’s probably because they expressed empathy: They acknowledged that what you were going through was hard. That...
A New Form of Parent Partnerships: Parent Huddles

A New Form of Parent Partnerships: Parent Huddles

Covid-19 has increased isolation for many families, but it has also provided opportunities for new thinking, flexibility, and resilience. Prevent Child Abuse Arizona Training and Program Director Meghan Hays Davis and Arizona’s Children Association Program...
Carter Godwin Woodson: A Lesson on Personal Resilience

Carter Godwin Woodson: A Lesson on Personal Resilience

By Thomas Claiborne IV,  Parent Advisory Council Member In February of 1926, a man by the name of Carter Godwin Woodson launched a celebration of “Negro History Week,” now known as Black History Month. The father of commemorating black history was born...
Creating a New World

Creating a New World

By Claire Louge, Executive Director If you work to prevent child abuse, you’ve probably had this thought: There’s just SO MUCH that needs to be done. It’s true. And what’s also true is that no single one of us can do it all. Because of that, you may have also asked...
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,...