December News and Events
A barber shaves an MCSO deputy's beard at the end of No-Shave November. 
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office forgo razors to support PCA Arizona during "No Shave November"
Eleven months out of the year, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office policy prohibits beards. But, during the month of November, all male employees are encouraged to grow out their facial hair, with one caveat – they must donate to their favorite charity. This year, three detectives from the Special Victim’s Unit chose Prevent Child Abuse Arizona as their charity of choice. Detective Jeff Wells, one of the donors, first got involved with Prevent Child Abuse Arizona by attending forensic interviewing and children’s justice trainings. “No Shave November really boosts morale in the whole team,” says Wells.

PCA Arizona is deeply grateful for the work accomplished by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and for the children they protect. Thank you for continuing to prevent child abuse through your work and by choosing to support our organization during No Shave November!
Impact Story
Providing Hope this
Holiday Season
Interpersonal violence has devastating effects on families, which can be felt more sorely during the holiday season. Every year, St. Germaine Catholic Church of Prescott Valley supports the Yavapai Family Advocacy Center's clients in offering a holiday season full of hope. Victim advocates gather families’ wish lists for both parents and children, including basic needs, such as gift cards for food and gas. Then, this wish list is shared with St. Germaine, whose congregation gathers the items. T he families remain anonymous and the gifts are always given by the parent in order to preserve their dignity and satisfaction of bringing joy to their children.
Today in Prevention
There is Hope: Research Shows Positive Childhood Experiences Combat the Effects of Childhood Trauma
Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs) are experiences in childhood that build a child’s sense of belonging and connection. New research shows that PCEs predict positive outcomes, including a child’s good health (now and in adulthood) and success in school. PCEs also help buffer the negative effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). 
Report from the Abuse & Neglect Prevention Task Force To Governor Douglas A. Ducey
In February of this year, Governor Doug Ducey issued an Executive Order calling for enhanced protections for individuals with disabilities. Since then, the Arizona Abuse & Neglect Prevention Task Force has released a report outlining five key priorities to protect Arizona's most vulnerable populations.
Help bring HOPE to children and families today
Many families with children in Arizona are burdened by the stress of poverty, lack of education, unstable housing, and the sometimes overwhelming job of raising their children. They need help in learning positive parenting skills, accessing support systems, and building resiliency skills to help ensure their children’s health and well-being.

Right now, families need help navigating life’s toughest job. You can help change the trajectory of a child’s life.

Will you help Arizona parents give their children the opportunity to thrive?       
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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Prevent Child Abuse Arizona can only accept donations from individuals, businesses, and foundations located in the State of Arizona.
Prevent Child Abuse Arizona is shifting the public conversation about child maltreatment so that prevention is the priority. The organization provides research-based prevention services, education and training to help promote strong families and safe, healthy children. For more information, visit