The Way We Show Up

The Way We Show Up

Written by Executive Director Claire Louge Life can be unexpectedly scary sometimes. Last month, I was in a car crash. I hit a car that was running a red light. My car is totaled, but thankfully, no one was hurt. It was a rattling experience, of course, and created a...
Prevention Made Visible

Prevention Made Visible

It’s often said that it’s hard to define prevention, because we can’t see what we prevent. How do you measure what didn’t happen? What does lack of child maltreatment look like? The New Hampshire Children’s Trust, our counterpart Prevent Child Abuse Chapter in New...
The One Gift Everyone Needs

The One Gift Everyone Needs

Written by Executive Director Claire Louge In November, Prevent Child Abuse America celebrated its 50-year anniversary in Chicago. The celebration included a discussion with Dr. Bruce Perry, who is a member of the board, and Oprah Winfrey, who is, well, Oprah. As is...
Love is a Professional Word

Love is a Professional Word

By Claire Louge Several months ago, I got the chance to attend Keeping Families Together, a one-day event put on by Our Sister Our Brother. We had the good fortune of having Aysha Schomburg, Associate Commissioner of the Children’s Bureau, give a welcome address....
SHIFTing Perspectives in Perinatal Substance Use

SHIFTing Perspectives in Perinatal Substance Use

The very first Hope to Healing SHIFT (Safe Healthy Infants & Families Thrive) Summit took place on Oct. 21 in Phoenix. This full-day collaborative event focused on SHIFTing the perspectives on the stigma of perinatal substance use, and featured a lived experience...
Hello from the Other Side

Hello from the Other Side

  On May 21, my daughter Kira was born. I’m now a mom.  It’s somewhat surreal. It feels a bit like I’ve been in a different dimension for the past three months, probably due to the stark shift in my sleep habits and so many other wild changes.  I am seeing a...
Best for Babies Drives Workforce Development

Best for Babies Drives Workforce Development

On Friday, May 13, the Yavapai County Juvenile Courthouse was a full house as cross-sector professionals eagerly gathered for an in-person training on The Intersection of Child Welfare and Early Childhood Mental Health presented by Dr. Lorenzo Azzi. These individuals...