Prevent Child Abuse Arizona offers webinars on the topics of Supporting Traumatized Children; Building Personal & Professional Resilience; Addressing Violence & Maltreatment; and Strengthening Families. Our webinars are designed to be interactive, applicable, and encourage self-reflection.

Click here to download the Prevent Child Abuse Arizona webinar catalog. If you’d like to request a webinar presentation for your organization, please email the title, approximate group size, and a few preferred date and time options to


Upcoming Webinars


Third Thursday Child Abuse Prevention Conference Extended Learning Opportunities Webinar Series

On the third Thursday of each month from January to June 2021, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona will offer some of the top workshops we wanted to feature at the 2020 Child Abuse Prevention Conference but couldn’t due to schedule limits.

April 15, 2021  |  10 to 11:30 am

Consequences of Unaddressed Signs of Abuse in Early Childhood Education Settings: Why Prevention is Critical to Stopping a Lifetime of Trauma

Paje Fair and Naya Carson, Superior Court of Maricopa County

Signs of child abuse and trauma are commonly exhibited in ECE (Early Childhood Education) settings.

Hear true stories of adults whose signs went unaddressed and now intertwine with mental health and criminal court. Learn how to recognize the signs, how to educate staff, and how to start a discussion with parents.

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May 20, 2021  |  10 to 11:30 am

Our Girls, Our Communities: The Experience of Black Girls and Adolescents in Foster Care

Jamerika Haynes-Lewis, B.A, Clever Jam Communications

Through research and storytelling, foster care alumna Jamerika Haynes shares how societal stereotypes impact black girls and adolescents in the system. Attendees will learn about the significance of these experiences and what they can do to best serve girls of color during and after foster care.

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June 17, 2021  |  10 to 11:30 am

Teaching Arizona Youth to Speak Up: Results from a School-Based Child Abuse Prevention Study with National Implications

Marisol Diaz, JD, Arizona State University, Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center, and Wendy Wolfersteig, PhD, ASU SIRC Office of Evaluation and Partner Contracts

Learn about the Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe (CSUBS) curriculum, which has been tested as effective in providing students in grades K-12 knowledge on child abuse prevention strategies. The workshop will present results and discuss how to keep children safe by implementing quality, age-appropriate prevention education.

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Additional Upcoming Webinars


Wednesday, April 14, 2021  |  1 – 2:15 pm

Beyond Behavior: Be Curious, Not Furious 

Presented by Rick Griffin, Community Resilience Initiative Director of Training and Curriculum

The struggle in helping individuals manage their behavior better is to understand why they are doing what they are doing. It’s easy to become angry when individuals begin to exhibit acting out behavior. We jump to conclusions and assume they are angry, defiant or hostile. But in many cases disruptive, even explosive behavior stems from a lack of skills that may not be apparent to parents, teachers, or employers.  While challenging individuals let us know they’re struggling through some fairly common defensive and offensive behavior, they are unique when it comes to the combination of underdeveloped skills that can result in these behaviors. This session will help you to become “curious instead of furious” about the issues underlying their behavior.

This presentation is limited to 100 participants.

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Thursday, April 15 |  1:00pm – 2:00 pm

Strengthening Knowledge of Parenting
Presented by Rebekah Prieto, Development Director, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona

Parents are a child’s first and best teachers. This session will focus on how to promote Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development, one of the five Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors. Participants will be able to define what it means to have knowledge of parenting and child development, identify actions they can take to strengthen
parenting, and create a plan to integrate these ideas into their work.

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Thursday, April 22 |  1:00pm – 2:00 pm

Strengthening Social Connections
Presented by Molly Peterson, Training and Development Specialist, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona

All parents need support. All parents need friends. This session will focus on how you can help families build Social Connections, one of the five Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors. Participants will learn to understand the value of helping parents and families connect to others, discuss ways to help parents make these connections, and create concrete plans for facilitating more connection in their communities.

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 Thursday, April 29 |  1:00pm – 2:00 pm

Asking for Help is Hard: Supporting Families in Times of Need
Presented by Meghan Hays Davis, Training and Program Director, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona

We all need a little help sometimes. This session will focus on making sure families have access to Concrete Support in Times of Need, one of the five Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors. Participants will discuss examples of how to provide welcoming, non-judgmental support to families, brainstorm ways to better connect families to resources,
and learn to recognize the early signs of child maltreatment.

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Thursday, May 6 |  1:00pm – 2:00 pm

Strengthening Children’s Social and Emotional Competence
Presented by Rebekah Prieto, Development Director, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona

All kids need to feel that they belong. This session will focus on the importance of building Children’s Social and Emotional Competence, one of the five Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors. Participants will be able to list characteristics of children who are emotionally healthy and demonstrate strong social skills, and learn ways to
promote the social and emotional growth of young children.

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Mandatory Reporter Training

This is a pre-recorded, free training.

This 40-minute training will teach you to identify the signs of child abuse and neglect, how to report child abuse in Arizona, and how you can support families so that child abuse and neglect can be prevented.

Access the training here