Child Abuse Prevention Month 2021

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...
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,...