Coping with Stress for Parents

Coping with Stress for Parents

Written by Ruth Riley When it comes to parenting, stress is part of this amazing package we signed up for. It’s in the job description. There’s just no avoiding it. The key is learning to manage stress so that you can be the parent you want to be. That means seeking...
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...
Prescott Valley Pinwheel Party 2022

Prescott Valley Pinwheel Party 2022

On Saturday, April 30, 2022, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona raised awareness for Child Abuse Prevention month with a Pinwheel Party in Prescott Valley (home to our headquarters). This free event was hosted by Yavapai Communities for Kids, a Child Abuse Prevention Council...
Mrs. Arizona International Addresses ACEs

Mrs. Arizona International Addresses ACEs

Do you have a goal or dream you’ve not yet achieved? Maybe you’re daunted by what it will take to make it happen, or perhaps you’re hesitating to put yourself first. How would it feel to have someone’s full commitment to support you in the process?  Every...
Seeing in a New Way

Seeing in a New Way

Seeing in a New Way By Claire Louge, Executive Director One of my favorite classes in college was an elective: Intro to Design. The professor told us our first assignment would teach us how to see differently. The task: we were given two weeks to find each letter of...
Building a Cathedral

Building a Cathedral

By Executive Director Claire Louge There’s a parable about a woman who walks by three men working on a building site, each doing the same thing. The woman asks the first man what he’s doing. “I’m hauling bricks,” he says. She asks the second man what he’s doing. “I’m...
Pay Now, or Pay More Later

Pay Now, or Pay More Later

Preventing child abuse is about strengthening families. It’s about ensuring families have what they need to nurture their children. When a parent is able to afford rent, that’s prevention. When a parent is able to access substance abuse treatment in their area, that’s...