Prevent Child Abuse Arizona is dedicated to strengthening families and protecting children through collaboration, education, and advocacy. PCA Arizona provides training, parenting education and prevention services to families, foster parents, child welfare professionals, social service providers, law enforcement, court personnel and the public.
Prevent Child Abuse Arizona is one of 50 state chapters of Prevent Child Abuse America. PCA Arizona has been the state’s leading child maltreatment prevention organization for more than 30 years. Through advocacy and training, PCA Arizona implements strategies to keep children safe and support families in our communities.
Supporting Children and Families COVID-19 Resource Guide
Throughout the pandemic, many have been worried about children, especially those children who lack protective adults in their lives. The best way to prevent child abuse and to protect children, is to support their families cope with stress. Prevent Child Abuse Arizona encourages you to check in with families in the ways that you can.
Talking to Kids about Racism, Violence, and Other Distressing Events
Tragic and unsettling current events have many parents wrestling with their own feelings while worrying about their children and how to help them cope and thrive. Here are a collection of resources to help caregivers talk to kids about what’s happening.
Prevent Child Abuse Arizona Receives $60,000 to Improve Outcomes for Substance-exposed Newborns and their Families
When a pregnant person struggles with substance use, they can feel isolated and overwhelmed. Due to stigma or fear, they may not seek help. However, to achieve the best possible outcomes for both babies and their families, it is vitally important...
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...
Parental Resilience: The ability to bounce back from stress and cope with challenges in a positive, constructive way
Social Connections: Having friends, family and community that provide emotional support in tough times and help celebrate good times
Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development: Information on how kids grow and how to help each unique child thrive
Concrete Support in Times of Need: Access to services and resources that keep a family safe and healthy, such as food, shelter, and healthcare
Social and Emotional Competence of Children: Children know that they belong, know they are loved, understand their feelings and can get along well with others
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