Local Book Fair Fulfills Community Need

Local Book Fair Fulfills Community Need

In Yavapai County, the Best for Babies Court team exists to create better outcomes for young children involved in the court system and support those children and families at risk of becoming involved. The Best for Babies team meets monthly to discuss opportunities to...
Getting It Right

Getting It Right

By Claire Louge, Executive Director I once thought that the best leaders were strong, assertive knowers. Leaders are the ones who make decisions because they have the most confident, unshakable answers, right? I was wrong. It turns out, we don’t need leaders who have...
Southern Hospitality

Southern Hospitality

If you live in Southern Arizona, you have likely heard of Frances Holguin. Frances has been providing community parent education training and behavioral health services in various settings since 2001. She works with the University of Arizona and Casa de los Ninos...
A Better Best

A Better Best

By: Claire Louge, Executive Director I have a question for you. I encourage you to answer as honestly as possible. Do you believe, generally speaking, that people are doing the best they can? There’s no correct answer to this question, but your answer says a lot about...

Child Abuse Prevention Month 2021

To us, every month is Child Abuse Prevention Month. But there is something special about the energy we feel in April when the nation comes together for the cause. The national and statewide unity creates a forward momentum that we cannot help but spread. This April,...
Compassionate Accountability

Compassionate Accountability

By Claire Louge, Executive Director Compassion and accountability are sometimes seen as opposing concepts. We have compassion for families who are struggling and overwhelmed. But when abuse and neglect happen, we want to hold people accountable for harming children....
Prevent Child Abuse Arizona Embraces New Faces!

Prevent Child Abuse Arizona Embraces New Faces!

In April, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona proudly grew its team by onboarding a new staff member, Training Coordinator Simone Tavassoli. We also expanded our Board of Directors with the additions of Isaiah Lopez and Haley Dietzman.  Our New Training Coordinator Simone...
It’s Normal Not to Be Okay.

It’s Normal Not to Be Okay.

by Claire Louge, Executive Director 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...
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...