Prevent Child Abuse Arizona’s family of programs are designed to promote child well-being, strengthen families, and prevent child maltreatment. Many of our programs are evidence-based.
Best for Babies is a statewide initiative aimed at maltreated toddlers through judicial leadership and community collaboration. Through the lens of developmental science, systems changes are improving the odds for these vulnerable young children. Infants, toddlers and preschool age children are over 40% of those in foster care in Arizona.
Lean On Me AZ, a project funded by Casey Family Programs, is an effort to raise awareness about the factors that protect families from overwhelming stress, and provide tips, tools, and messages to help community members strengthen families.
These tips, tools, and messages were community-generated. In late 2020, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona held small group focused discussions and distributed online surveys to ask a diversity of Arizonans to share their perspectives, lived experiences, ideas, and suggestions on how to best strengthen families to prevent child adversity.
The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program© is one of the world’s most effective parenting programs. Triple P works by giving parents the skills to raise confident, healthy children and teenagers, and to build stronger family relationships. It also helps parents manage misbehavior and prevent child rearing problems occurring in the first place.
Yavapai Family Advocacy Center’s mission is to reduce trauma to victims of abuse. Yavapai Family Advocacy Center provides a safe and supportive environment and facilitating a team approach to advocacy, investigation, and prosecution.
Yavapai Communities for Kids educates our community on the Child Abuse Prevention Fund. The purpose of a Regional Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council is to increase public awareness about prevention of child maltreatment through informational campaigns and to advocate for effective programs and policies to prevent abuse and neglect.
All Babies Cry provides education about coping with crying to new parents in participating birth hospitals. In 2019, ABC was selected to replace Never Shake a Baby Arizona because it is app- and web-based, a more effective delivery system for the target demographic. Video and texts prepare new parents to manage a crying baby and to be aware of the life-threatening dangers of shaking a baby. This program is funded by the Arizona Community Foundation.