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.

January 21, 2021  |  10 to 11:30 am 

Advocating for Myself: A Guide for Dependent Youths Ages 12 to 18


Amy Brandhuber, Jude Clark and Keith Hartsuck, CASA of Pima County

Youths who are equipped with the tools to advocate for their own needs can feel a sense of control over their lives and futures that is so often lost when they enter the dependency system. Attendees of this workshop will learn how to create and implement an easy-to-understand guide for dependent youths that explains the roles and responsibilities of child welfare professionals and court staff; lists available resources; and connects youths with caring adults and activities.

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February 18, 2021  |  10 to 11:30 am

Establishing a Strong Y.O.U.: Leverage your Influence to Give a Child a Strong Start

Thomas Claiborn IV, House of Clai Ventures

A child’s strong start begins with the strength of the adult in their life. Learn the importance of a personal paradigm shift and the simple yet sustainable steps to setting up the children in your sphere of influence for significance. Receive practical tools for navigating a child’s history to assist with your understanding of the gap you have the opportunity to fill. Walk through a series of personal case studies to leave with action steps to apply with one specific child in your influence.

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March 18, 2021  |  10 to 11:30 am

Understanding Trauma: The Power of Positive Relationships and Resiliency as a Method of Reducing Childhood Maltreatment


Katie Mommaerts, LCSW, Sheila Hammer, LCSW, and Julie Fritzler, LCSW, Northern Arizona University

With reducing child maltreatment as the goal, and ending child maltreatment as the dream, this interactive presentation will focus on techniques that teach relationship and resiliency skills. The workshop will include three key sections: trauma and ACEs; relationship- and trust-building; and identifying and managing compassion fatigue.

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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, January 27, 2021  |   9-10:15 am

Care Less, Do More
Presented by Charles Matheus

We can serve families better and prevent burnout by promoting caring detachment. This workshop will help participants re-center their work on the clients’ experience so that they develop more intrinsic motivation and resources, and the caregiver is left with more energy.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021  |  9 – 10:15 am

Leadership With New Strength
Presented by Charles Matheus

Circumstances are calling for a new kind of leader – one who creates inclusive, interdependent, equitable work teams. This workshop makes those new leadership tasks more accessible by sharing a simple, strength-based path to mastery.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021  |  1 – 2:15 pm

The A.R.T. of the Apology
Presented by Rick Griffin, Community Resilience Initiative Director of Training and Curriculum

Research indicates positive relationships build resilience that can mitigate trauma and toxic stress. However, conflict in relationships can cause considerable high levels of stress, which is trauma-inducing. Learning to apologize in ways that honor the science of trauma and resilience can be a powerful tool for anyone. A well-constructed, authentic apology can mend relationships, save jobs, and even overcome unconscious bias. This session will identify the three essential elements of any effective apology, and will give you a general understanding of how the process of apologizing works in various situations.

This presentation is limited to 100 participants.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021  |  1 – 2:15 pm

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

Broken trust has been a hidden barrier that has kept all of us from healing from past wounds. For individuals and groups to build mutually respectful relationships across racial and ethnic lines that honor and value each person’s humanity, we must heal from broken trust. In this presentation, participants will learn strategies to foster resilience within a family, organization, or community when trust has been fractured.  These strategies will lead to deeper intergenerational and diverse community relationships that better reflect our common humanity.

This presentation is limited to 100 participants.

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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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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