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,...
To Help Families, Be a Hope-Bringer

To Help Families, Be a Hope-Bringer

Two weeks ago, I had the chance to be on a webinar discussion with Dr. Bruce Perry, who, if you haven’t heard of him, is basically THE authority on neuroscience and healing child trauma. He’s also an authentic, genial guy. Dr. Perry talked about what we can do to help...
A Note from Claire: Small but Significant

A Note from Claire: Small but Significant

Ah, the New Year. The time when we’re all supposed to commit to improving our lives. The time when, in hopes of becoming a better version of ourselves, we tend to set ourselves up for failure. You know why most of us fail. New Year’s resolutions are usually large and...