Prevent Child Abuse Arizona is happy to announce that we have been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Arizona Republic's Season for Sharing grant program to support the 25th Annual Statewide Child Abuse PREVENTION Conference this year! THANK YOU to the donors of Season for Sharing for your commitment to help us Arizona's child welfare professionals to discuss solutions and opportunities to strengthen families in our state.

The Arizona Republic/ believes strongly that their role is more than reporting the news; it is also to be a part of the solutions. The annual Season for Sharing campaign is a true partnership between The Republic readers and matching funds partners including the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, Arizona Community Foundation, and Gannett Foundation. The partnership distributes 100 percent of donations to nonprofit agency partners. Since Season for Sharing began in 1993, more than $64 million has been distributed. The 2018-2019 Season for Sharing campaign generated $2.1 million, providing 162 Arizona nonprofit agencies with grants. 
Impact Story
Today in Prevention
Becky Ruffner Advocates for Healthy Families Arizona Funding

On March 14, PCA Arizona Executive Director Becky Ruffner presented to the Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family's Child Safety and Family Empowerment Council on the history and benefits of Healthy Families Arizona.
In 1991, Prevent Child Abuse America looked to Hawaii Healthy Start to address rising rates of infant abuse and neglect in the United States. By 1992, Arizona launched the first Healthy Families pilots in Prescott and Tucson, funded by the Department of Economic Security Child Abuse Prevention Fund. In 1993, Healthy Families Arizona expanded to serve even more Arizona communities. During this time, the program was designated as a "promising program" by national researchers.

Today, Healthy Families has 43 teams in 13 counties and 260 zip codes serving 4,330 families. Those families have reported significant changes in the following areas within the first 6-12 months:
  • Improved home environment
  • Improved use of resources
  • Improved parent/child relationship
  • Improved child behavior
  • Increased parenting efficacy
  • Improved problem-solving
  • Increased personal care
  • Commitment to parenting roles
  • Reduced maternal depression
  • Increased social support

During the presentation, First Lady Angela Ducey, who had attended the Healthy Families 25 th anniversary conference in September 2016, shared her enthusiasm for the program’s positive outcomes. “I’ve never been so engaged in reading an annual report,” said Mrs. Ducey.

On September 30, 2019, Healthy Families will lose $3 million of current state funding, resulting in thousands of lay offs and 932 families who do not receive this crucial support. Prevent Child Abuse Arizona is actively advocating and seeking new funding to sustain this program and continued best practices of child abuse prevention in the state of Arizona.
Let's Talk Legacy
Kicking off our 30th Anniversary Legacy Campaign
This year marks Prevent Child Abuse Arizona’s 30th anniversary. As we celebrate three decades of spearheading programs, trainings and advocacy efforts to help stop child abuse before it happens, we invite you to invest in the vision and be a part of building a future in which children have the safe and happy childhoods they all deserve.

Thanks to the generosity of Augie Perry, whose restaurant (Augie’s) is well known as the best place to dine on Highway 69, we will be hosting monthly luncheons where our friends, John Farmer and Jodi Padgett of Independent Financial Group, will discuss financial strategies for you to consider when planning your legacy.

Our goal is to build an endowment fund by raising $1 million. Your donation will help create a steady flow of funding for decades to come, supporting vital programs to prevent child maltreatment in our community and across the state.

Interested in joining us for lunch or investing in the future of child abuse prevention?
Contact Development Director, Rebekah Prieto (928) 445-5038 or
Thank you,
For providing the tastiest place to meet!
Join Our Team: Become a Volunteer!

The volunteer program is a critical component of PCA Arizona's programs, especially for the Yavapai Family Advocacy Center (YFAC), whose mission is to reduce trauma to victims of abuse by providing a safe and supportive environment and facilitating a team approach to advocacy, investigation, and prosecution. The volunteer plays a critical role in helping our team approach to advocacy, involving duties such as: answering phones/door, providing child care during weekly support groups, victim support, public speaking, administrative and clerical duties, light maintenance duties, sorting clothing and other donated items, and assisting with fundraising events.

To apply for this high-impact role, follow the link below. Your application requires a brief written response, completion of a criminal history questionnaire, references, and a fingerprinted background check.
Tools You Can Use: How to Prevent Neglect

The National Child Abuse and Neglect Technical Assistance and Strategic Dissemination Center (CANTASD) has educational resources that explain why and how you can help in preventing neglect.

The Preventing Child Neglect online training video series raises public awareness and understanding of child maltreatment, its causes, protective factors that help shield children and families, and manageable steps that each of us can take to help reduce the likelihood of child neglect. This series features four videos and each training comes with a robust discussion toolkit.
Join us for a Pinwheel Party

Each year, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona collaborates with Yavapai Communities for Kids, a local group of community volunteers, to increase public awareness about prevention of child maltreatment advocate for effective programs and policies to prevent abuse and neglect.
This April for Child Abuse Prevention Month, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona and Yavapai Communities for Kids are also partnering with Grandparents Raising Grandkids to host a FREE family fun event in our local community, Yavapai County. This event is designed to bring families and communities together in support of the happy, safe, and nurturing childhoods all children deserve.

Join us on April 27, at 11:00 AM , when we will plant a garden of 3,000 pinwheels on the Prescott Valley Civic Center lawn. After the pinwheels are planted, families can check out the many fun activities offered, such as a bounce house, a firetruck, games/activities, resource tables from local family service organizations, and more! Grandparents Raising Grandkids will also offer kinship care classes and workshops (childcare provided). Families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch they can enjoy together.
July 23 & 24 at the Wigwam Resort
Registration is open NOW !
Don't wait the early-bird price of $325 ends April 30th!
Thank you to our Sponsors!
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Thank you for your continued support. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of Arizona children.
Prevent Child Abuse Arizona is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to preventing child maltreatment before it happens and helping those who have experienced childhood trauma heal from its effects.

We want a world where every parent who needs help gets it. Because that’s how you make sure kids have great childhoods. 

How do we work towards this? We partner with other family-serving organizations to train people who work with families and kids so that those people can effectively strengthening families and help them heal from trauma.

We are a convener. Through our conferences, we bring together organizations that work with or on behalf of children so that they are informed of cutting edge best practices, and so that we can change our systems to better support kids, together.

To help kids, we need to help parents. Through our programs, we work to empower parents with the support and information they need to raise their children.

As a 501(c)3 organization, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona is eligible to receive bequests. Please contact Rebekah Prieto at if you would like to discuss including Prevent Child Abuse Arizona in your legacy.
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