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...
Thank You for your Continued Support

Thank You for your Continued Support

This year, our supporters raised over $57,000 during our End of Year campaign! This generosity is largely due to organizations like the Geo Secure Services of the Central Arizona Correctional and Rehabilitation Facility, who worked alongside the incarcerated...
Triple P Training for Community Educators

Triple P Training for Community Educators

The Black Mothers Forum is is an Arizona initiative designed to educate, organize, and take action to promote healthy mindsets and relationships to end the school-to-prison pipeline. This effort created small-facilitated learning environments to provide a more catered...
The Power of Presence

The Power of Presence

By Claire Louge, Executive Director A few months ago, I was watching a discussion between renowned neuroscientist and author Dr. Bruce Perry and Dr. Melissa Merrick, the President and CEO of Prevent Child Abuse America. The discussion was centered on Dr. Perry’s new...
Never Enough

Never Enough

By Executive Director Claire Louge Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about how much there is to do. How much there is to care about. How many problems we need to solve in our sector and in our world. Everywhere I show up, I learn about something else that needs to get...
First Lean on Me AZ Community Forum in Tucson

First Lean on Me AZ Community Forum in Tucson

On September 10 and 24 in Tucson Arizona, with the help of Lean On Me AZ Facilitator Sandi Cimino, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona had its first two Lean On Me AZ community forums. In the fall of 2020, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona hosted thirteen focus groups to discuss...
The Courage of an Open Mind

The Courage of an Open Mind

By Claire Louge, Executive Director Think of something that you know to be true. You believe in this. You have strong conviction you are right about this. You are passionate about it. You may even identify with this belief – it is a critical part of you. Got it? Now...
Douglas Home Visitor Receives National Recognition

Douglas Home Visitor Receives National Recognition

In August, Arizona’s Monica Garcia Bustamante, a Healthy Families home visitor in Douglas, received a national award – the Healthy Families America Outstanding Service Award. Monica accepted this award at the Prevent Child Abuse America Conference in front of over...
It’s Not That Simple

It’s Not That Simple

By Claire Louge, Executive Director “Child welfare isn’t rocket science. It is harder.” —David Liederman, former director of the Child Welfare League of America Wouldn’t it be nice if there was one reason why child abuse happened, and if we just...