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’...
The Power of Transparency

The Power of Transparency

    By Claire Louge, July 31, 2020 Early in my career, I subscribed to the ‘fake it ‘til you make it’ mindset. I thought that in order to prove my professional worth, I had to demonstrate perpetual competence. If I l didn’t possess a skill, I needed to...
Mandated Supporters

Mandated Supporters

Claire Louge, July 7, 2020 A lot of people are concerned with the decline in calls to the DCS hotline since the pandemic began. They are worried that kids are unsafe at home and, because they have less contact with other protective adults in the community, their...
Victim Advocates: Leaders in Healing and Justice

Victim Advocates: Leaders in Healing and Justice

Streetlight USA is a Phoenix-based nonprofit that serves teenage girls suffering trauma due to sexual exploitation, abuse, and trafficking. When Yavapai Family Advocacy Center Victim Advocate Chita Olson first heard about Streetlight USA, she thought, “That’s nice –...
Masked Connection: How to Smile with Your Eyes

Masked Connection: How to Smile with Your Eyes

Masked Connection: How to Smile with Your Eyes Last week, I had a conversation with my friend Jenny (founder of Rezilia). She recounted her recent trip to the grocery store, where, like most of the shoppers, she wore a mask. She realized that she found masks a bit...
Learning Goes Virtual

Learning Goes Virtual

As a statewide organization, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona has accrued many highway miles to reach all four corners of Arizona and everything in between. However, the current COVID-19 pandemic has limited these options for in-person trainings and travel. To adapt to the...
Epic Rides, Epic Impact

Epic Rides, Epic Impact

Epic Rides, Epic Impact Over the past two months, there have been ample stories of heartbreak and uncertainty. Thankfully, there have also been stories of generosity and hope. Epic Rides is an example of the good that can arise in challenging times.   Epic Rides,...